New ½” Torque Limited Impact Wrench From Chicago Pneumatic Prevents Overtightening

Chicago Pneumatic has launched the most compact and powerful ½” torque limited impact wrench in its class that prevents vehicle service specialists from over tightening nuts during wheel and tyre changing jobs. The new CP7748TL builds on the success of the previous model and has been designed to offer operators supreme levels of comfort and power, enabling them to quickly apply the correct torque levels and therefore improve productivity while maintaining the safety of a vehicle and its passengers.

The new tool is 14.3 per cent shorter than its previous version, measuring just 6.89 inches (175 mm) in length, and weighing 4.4 lbs (2kgs). Despite its small size, the new CP7748TL is torque limited to 66 ft lbs. (90Nm) in the forward direction and delivers a torque of 960 ft.lbs. (1,300 Nm) in reverse. As a result, operators can save time changing wheels as bolts are tightened to the right torque faster than using non-torque limited alternatives.

“At Chicago Pneumatic we have seen an increase in demand for more advanced and ergonomic torque limited tools for wheel removing applications, and so we set about redesigning a more compact, lightweight and easy-to-use wrench that will stop operators from overtightening,” says Antoine Tourneux, Global Product Marketing Manager, Vehicle Service Air Tools, at Chicago Pneumatic. “The special torque limited function enables efficient torque level control and by using a CP7748TL, vehicle service professionals can get closer to the vehicle manufacturer’s specified torque rating more quickly before carrying out final tightening with a calibrated torque wrench.”

The CP7748TL torque limited impact wrench is packed full of innovative design features that contribute to its exceptional ergonomics so operators can get their job done quickly. At the center of the design is a novel one-hand forward/reverse ring system, which is easier to use than controls traditionally found on the back of the tool. The CP7748TL offers two different settings – torque limited in the forward direction, or full power setting in reverse – and users can change direction easily by simply turning the ring from anywhere around the tool.

The tool also has lower vibration in the forward direction compared to alternative 1/2“impact wrenches. This low vibration – of only 6.49 m/s² – adds to the ergonomic performance, while also enhancing safety for the operator. Since users are exposed to lower vibrations there is less risk to them of experiencing hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and its associated health complications.

Additional features include a 360° swivel air inlet which provides high maneuverability. Moreover, the tool delivers excellent handling, as its curved rubber handle helps prevent the wrench from slipping through dirty and oily fingers. Chicago Pneumatic has also designed the new torque limited impact wrench with durability in mind. Featuring a hard chromium aluminum cylinder that surrounds the motor and twin hammer mechanism, the CP7748TL delivers optimum performance in the toughest operating environment.

The CP7748TL is ideal for changing wheels and tyres on light vehicles such as cars, vans and pick-up trucks. The new tool is an essential part of a tyre shop, garage and mechanic’s tool chest as it is critical to the entire wheel and tyre changing journey, from lifting to maintaining, cleaning the wheel studs and rims, unbolting and bolting nuts.

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