ESD Electric Screwdrivers
Preventing ULDs (Upper Limb Disorders) and RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
ULDs are conditions which affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints in the upper limbs such as the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers. They are often called repetitive strain injuries (RSI), cumulative trauma disorder or occupational overuse syndrome.
ULDs are widespread across a range of industries and jobs. Any type of work that involves a worker using their arms to carry out tasks can lead to ULDs, eg computer use and repetitive assembly work.
There is a wide range of symptoms, such as tenderness, aches and pain, stiffness, weakness, tingling, numbness, cramp, or swelling.
Electric torque screwdrivers are designed to offer the ultimate in power and comfort. Our wide selection of screwdrivers, inline grip, pistol grip and angle models, offer precise torque control and smooth action while tightening or loosening screws. These screwdrivers provide an exceptional combination of power and ergonomic features and can prevent ULDs and RSI in the workplace.
Why use Brushless over Brushed Motors:
- Wider Torque & RPM Range: Brushless motors obtain higher speeds and torques than traditional brushed motors.
- Higher Duty cycles: Brushless motors have a lower thermal resistance and are capable of operating in wider temperature ranges.
- Cleaner & Safer: No brushes mean less maintenance and no brush residue contaminating the internal parts of the screwdriver or the work environment. There is none of the arcing associated with traditional brushed motors making brushless motor screwdrivers safer in a wider working environments . Brushless DC motors are also safer when in contact with fluids than brush DC motors.
- Quieter: Since there is no brush arcing or brush commutation , brushless motors are much quieter and run smoother.
- Smaller and lighter: Because they have lower thermal resistance, are capable of operating in wider temperature ranges, have higher torque to inertia ratios, and have greater acceleration , smaller brushless DC motors can do the same job for which their much larger counterparts would otherwise be used. This results in an overall cost savings.