New Brochure on Products for Nutrunner Positioning and Material Handling That Improve Ergonomics, Quality, and Productivity

June 21, 2006

June 6, 2006 — Stanley Assembly Technologies offers a new 20-page brochure, "Articulated Arms & Balancers", describing its complete line of arms and balancers for tool positioning or material handling. Key benefits of the product line include improved quality, productivity, and ergonomics. The tools help customers achieve secure tool mounting that prevents torque reaction impulse to the operator, stable tool orientation for faster tool placement, and tool balancing that can reduce operator fatigue.

The brochure describes vertical balancers, torque tubes, and articulating arm systems that balance loads to 277 kg (610 lbs.) and absorb torque reaction to 1,350 Nm (1000 ft. lb.). Bridges and pedestals for floor or rail mounting complement the range of articulating arms. Optional tool holders, end effectors, and interfaces enhance movement and orientation for specific applications.

Custom-engineered solutions can have higher capacities (to 5,000 Nm) and the capability to integrate arms and balancers with tooling, such as multiple-spindle nutrunners. With more than 40 years of experience, Stanley engineers are experts in evaluating customer needs and converting them into solutions that improve the productivity, ergonomics, and quality of your manufacturing operations.

Stanley Assembly Technologies provides solutions to the global assembly market, including the motor vehicle industry. Core solutions include high-performance Stanley® DC electric and pneumatic tightening tools and controllers and Cobotics™ Intelligent Assist Devices for ergonomic material handling.

The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools, and security solutions for professional, industrial, and consumer use. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage, and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools, and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications.

Our innovative Consumer and Industrial products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity, and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, Husky®, Cobotics™, Goldblatt®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, LaBounty®, Vidmar®, CST®, David White® and Zag®. Our Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®.