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The Radio Pincher tool  is the latest inline of our radio communication tool range utilising the UHF technology that we have developed over the years.  The tools was developed as an error proofing unit to ensure that all clamps are fixed and clamped into position during production on the assembly line.

How does it work?

The operator places the tool 'jaws' around the clamp, then applies a clamping force to secure the clamp into position which once fully closed activates a switch and transmits the result to a receiver.  The tool has an adjustable controlled tension with repeatable results to be able to alter the amount of force required to fix the clamp into position.

The tool is easy to use, lightweight, and has a compact design.

The receiver sends this data via RS232 serial and/or volt-free relay to a plant quality control system.

Each pack consists of a Radio Pinches tool, Charger and Receiver with optional light-stack.  A tool pairs with a receiver by transmitting a stream of data (UHF) every 3 seconds containing battery status and channel information.

The tool has a rechargeable battery.  The battery life on one full charge will last for 50,000 successful clamps.

Also a visual feedback, in the form of an LED on the tool face, indicates the testing process and result.

Receiver Features:

  • The receiver has a 'tool-present' LED which indicates a secure radio link.
  • An error-proofing outputs available (RS232/Volt-Free Relay) for connection to the plant quality computer system.  This provides traceability of each vehicle set by the 12 Volt Power Tester tool.
  • Output for a light stack to indicate tool present, low battery and power socket tested OK.
  • 32 available channels (UHF).

Charger Features:

  • Fast charge capability - charging the tool to 80% in less than an hour.
  • Separate LEDs indicating power, charging, and fully charged.

Tool Features:

  • The tool requires no set-up.  It is always on and ready to fix clamps into position.
  • There are 32 different radio channels that the tool can be set to and the tool has a range of approximately 15m.
  • The battery life is approximately 5 days depending on usage.  Approx. 50,000 successful clamps.
  • An indicator LED for operator to know the tool has tested power socket.




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