Screwdriver balance arms absorb torque, support weight and improve productivity. Cleco balance arms are engineered to deliver longer service life using durable components, rugged design and operator-sensitive features.
These arms absorb the torque produced by the screwdriver, eliminating torque reaction to the operator. Balanced by springs or air cylinders, the arm and not the operator supports the weight of the tool. By reducing the fatigue factors, the operator productivity is improved.
Tool movement and placement over the fastener is virtually effortless since most moving parts of the balance arm are mounted on ball bearings. Access to the tool is easily changeable by adjusting the springs or cylinder supporting the forearm.
Arm components and materials are selected for strength and rigidity. Precision aluminum sand castings used in the articulating arm section are light but sturdy.
Over 25 models of the Cleco screwdriver balance arms are available. Air cylinder models are capable of supporting tools weighing up to 10 lbs. (4.5 kg.). Spring models will support tools weighing up to 5 lbs. (2.3 kg.). Both styles have torque capacities of 10 ft. lbs. (13.5 Nm). Arms can be post mounted, wall mounted or mounted on an adjustable height post. Tool holders for all models will accommodate most major brands of air tools, straight and pistol.
Selecting the proper tool holder for the tool used on Cleco balance arms enhances the ergonomic benefits of the arm. Tool holders allow the tool to swing, swivel and rotate, enabling the operator to work more comfortably and productively.
Standard and extended tool holders are available for parallel balance arms. Both models hold the tool perpendicular to the work, and are ideal for self-tapping and thread forming applications. Tool diameter capacity is up to 1 3/4 inch (45mm).
Manifold tool holders used on SBA and CSBA balance arms suspend the tool from the air inlet. They allow the tool to swing (or swivel when equipped with the optional swivel assembly) for ease of tool movement.