For more than half a century Apex® has maintained a position of leadership in industrial fastening tools.
Today, Apex® stands ready to improve the productivity of assembly operations around the world with unsurpassed tool performance and customer service.
Apex provides the broadest selection of fastener tools in the world, including bits, sockets, universal wrenches, extensions & adapters. The Apex brand is synonymous with a true fit to a wide variety of fasteners, consistent world-class quality & durability that outlasts as well as outperforms the competition. When you factor in new product innovations, capabilities for specials & a strong global distribution network, it’s easy to see why Apex is the ideal brand of fastening tools for your assembly & maintenance operations.
Welcome to the ASG Division of Jergens Inc.
ASG, Division of Jergens, Inc. has been offering products and solutions for assembly since 1976. With headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio (USA) and offices in Shanghai (China) and Mumbai (India), ASG offers a complete line of torque control screwdrivers, workstation accessories, production aides, and precision fastening equipment through ASG Assembly, Industrial, and Precision Fastening product groups.
Carlson Engineering & Manufacturing:
Carlson Engineering has been designing and manufacturing cutting edge screw driver and screw feeding products and systems for over 20 years. They have consistently met and exceeded the demands and expectations of their customer base by bringing a refreshing “Can-do” approach to a traditionally reserved industry. Carlson knows your application and will work together to make your assembly process easier and more productive.
Their rugged, reliable, and low-maintenance line of high-performance automatic screw driving systems and equipment consistently out perform the rest and result in lower cost of operation than other competitive products available today.
Carlson’s line of automated screw driving and screw feeding products are better designed to offer higher torque in more compact units. Their years of application experience result in better design concepts that make the Carlson line the “Right Choice” for industry’s toughest and most challenging applications.
Desoutter…More than productivity: Desoutter's culture of innovation, quality and ergonomics dates back to the brand's beginning in Great Britain in 1913. Our innovation can be found in how perfectly engineered our tool systems are to the demands of modern manufacturing applications.
To ensure maximum performance and minimum downtime our tool systems are built to the highest quality standards. Moreover, their superior ergonomics increase the individual productivity of your operators by improving physical safety and comfort.
In addition to custom tools systems, our experts can also optimize existing processes to deliver gains in quality, productivity or ergonomics, using our unique RightWay methodology.
We open our ears before opening a catalog… We believe that understanding our customers’ needs is the only way to develop a long lasting partnership. This approach is what defines us. It also sums up the Desoutter values: Innovation, creativity, proactivity, flexibility, and thinking out of the box.
This is why we say that we are MORE THAN PRODUCTIVITY; we sell more than tools. We serve, and bring Value Based Solutions covering all our customers’ needs from auditing production processes to after sales service, all around the world:
Whatever the application, wherever it is, WE HAVE THE SOLUTION! Many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, general industry and light industry companies rely on Desoutter tool systems for their most challenging assembly, manufacturing and materials removal applications.
Part of every tool's DNA The quality and innovation of Desoutter solutions is rooted in what we call pro-active customer responsiveness. In simpler terms, it means that the requirements of our customers are the starting point for all solution design and production.
Delivering what you need Although this approach might strike you as common sense, it is actually quite unique. While other companies spend millions trying to convince you that you need their tools, we prefer to invest in developing tools that have the features our customers really require. For example, when several of our customers told us their applications required even greater tool durability, we developed tools capable of passing the 1-million duty cycle test.
Anticipating future requirements This dedication to quality drives our process of innovation. We are quick to respond to changing needs of today’s demanding manufacturing applications with new tools that offer ever-higher levels of performance, reliability and ergonomics. It’s no wonder then that nearly a third of our tools are less than two years old.
Going beyond tools Our dedication to continuous improvement isn’t, however, restricted to tools. Through our RightWay process optimization methodology we can show you how to turn tool systems into a source of competitiveness, not headaches.
Quality and innovation are also visible in the way we do business. They are the drivers behind our regular fact-finding visits to customer facilities and our commitment to fast and timely deliveries. They also can be found in our sustainable business practices. We are designing next-generation tool solutions that consume less energy while continuing to comply with the increasingly strict regulations in terms of environmental compliance and workplace health and safety.
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Koken Tools USA
Ko-Ken Tools is a fifth generation family owned and operated business in Japan, with 140+ employees. The focus of the business is entirely on Sockets and Socket wrenches. The entire manufacturing process is in-house at Ko-Ken, from design, cold forging, heat treat and plating.
KolverUSA is a Joint Venture between Blackstone Global, Inc of Chelmsford, MA and Kolver S.r.l. of Thiene, Italy. We have combined the Kolver product line with other products from around the world and added innovative solutions to provide the most complete, cost-effective, and well-regarded products in the industry. Our mission is to provide inspiring customer service and low cost, innovative tools for the global assembly marketplace.
Full productivity for you Mannesmann-Deman is your service partner for high precision industrial tools, powerful air motors and intelligent EC-systems. Flexibility and tailor-made solutions according to your ideas and requirements is their outstanding strength. With their professional tools you may rely on more than 100 years of experience, up to date know-how and consequent innovation. Searching their broad product range you will always find the right tool for your application.
Rigorously controlled quality You may be sure: Every MANNESMANN DEMAG quality tool is produced according to high manufacturing controls and afterwards tested on our modern and up-to-standard test stand. For a maximum of reliability, convenience and long lifetime. The DIN EN ISO 9001-certification confirms their quality system, and their capability to meet delivery dates will do the rest to convince you of their commitment to customer satisfaction.
Some of their products include:
For over 60 years, Skidmore-Wilhelm has provided testing equipment to fastener users around the world looking for answers to basic questions about torque and tension.
They developed the first Bolt Tension Calibrator for the construction industry in response to their need to test high strength bolts on site. From that beginning, their product line has grown to provide testers for industrial torque-tension testing and to users of tools looking for a method to determine tool performance.
Skidmore-Wilhelm products have become industry standards because they are:
Simple to use
Inexpensive (especially when you consider the time they save!)
S/R Products: The gateway to the finest in torque products!
S/R products fall into several broad categories, and they are divided this way on the site. The categories are accessible via the pulldown menu in the upper-right hand part of this page below the header bar. An explanation of the categories is below.
Torque Application Tools These are tools normally used in assembly or maintenance operations to apply torque to fasteners, and include such products as:
Torque wrenches of all types. (Digital, Beam, Dial, Clicker)
Adapters and extensions for torque wrenches.
Interchangeable Heads for interchangeable head torque wrenches.
Torque screwdrivers of all types. (Preset and Adjustable)
Torque screwdriver kits.
If you have to apply torque to a fastener, but arent sure which type of torque tool you need, use the "Torque Application Tool Selection Chart" and answer the questions it asks. This decision tree will guide you to the family of torque application tools most likely to suit your needs!
Laser technology to prevent slipping: Avoids slipping out of the screw head
This amazing effect is the result of Lasertip® treatment of the tip. An extremely rough surface hardened up to 1,000 Vickers is created so that the drive end literally bites into the screw head. This prevents time-consuming, and usually expensive, boring and avoids injuries and damage to surfaces caused by slipping out of the screw head.
Lower cam-out forces ensure even safer screwdriving action Due to the reduction of the cam-out effect (slipping) less contact pressure is required. Better fit in the screw head The sharp-edged laser grooves result in an extremely tight fi t between the screwdriver and the screw head. Lateral slipping out of slotted screws is also reduced to a large extent.
Advantages at a glance:
Greater safety: Greater safety as a result of less slipping leading to less damage to screws and delicate surfaces.
More power: More bite in the screw facilitates higher torque transfer.
More speed: No need to re-set the screwdriver. Significant reduction of contact pressure
Longer life: Laser treatment of the drive end extends the service life of the tool.