Thursday, March 23, 2017

Industrial tools : Increases productivity and efficiency at industrial facilities

Industrial Tools
The term industrial tools encompasses a wide range of machines that are used in various industrial environments. Industrial tools are a necessity at any industrial facility, with factors such as overall productivity, efficiency etc. depending a lot on these. A wide range of materials are used for the manufacturing of these tools, with the material to be used depending solely on the end purpose of the tool. Some of the most common materials that are used in the aforementioned purpose are aluminum, steel, iron etc., with these sometimes being used individually and sometimes being used in combination for optimum suitability.

As mentioned above, industrial tools are available in a wide range of designs, specifications, features etc. These have evolved a lot since their earliest usage, with industrial tool manufacturers constantly undertaking R& D to improve upon their existing design. Some notable examples of industrial tools are acme tap, blanking tool, alligator shear, fly cutter, automotive hand tools, vice grip piler, stanley tool etc.

Salient attributes that all industrial tools have in common:
  • Tools that are operated by hand usually have an ergonomic design to provide better control
  • Owing to the wide variety of industrial tools available, all requirements of light to heavy duty usage can be fulfilled
  • These are resistant to corrosion, abrasion, chips and winding
  • These are also resistant to moisture and UV rays
  • Almost all industrial tools are weathering resistant, these can operate flawlessly even in adverse weather conditions
  • These have a long service life and require minimal maintenance

Modes of operation of industrial tools:
Almost all industrial tools can be divided into four categories when it comes to their mode of operation. These are,
  •  Hand operated
  •  Hydraulically operated
  •  Pneumatically operated
  •  Electrically

Safety precautions to be kept in mind while using industrial tools:
  • Industrial tools should only be used for the particular purpose they were meant to be used for 
  • These should be periodically checked and inspected by trained personnel for any malfunctioning parts
  • Requisite safety measures such as wearing of hand gloves, body protection gear should be undertaken while operating these tools
  • The surface on which these tools are to be operated should be checked for stability beforehand
  • If any particular part of a tool has malfunctioned, only manufacturer approved part should be used as a replacement