New Stainless Steel 1/4” Drive Sockets Eliminate Risk of Contamination in Critical Processing

May 12, 2006

Steritool, the exclusive source for stainless steel tools for critical environments, introduces 1/4" drive stainless steel deep sockets. Designed for sterile and critical environment applications, the sockets are manufactured entirely from 17-4PH stainless steel, so no chrome plating is required on the surface. The risk of particulate generation and contaminants from exposed ferrous surfaces and deteriorating plating, common with regular industrial carbon steel sockets, is completely eliminated. The new six point sockets are 2" in overall length and available in inch sizes from 1/8" to 3/8" and metric sizes from 4 mm to 10 mm.

“Production standards in many industries are rising, and personnel working in critical environments such as sterile processing are concerned with maintaining the appropriate GMP level while being able to quantify levels of cleanliness” says Steritool President Stephen Rountree, adding,” these new sockets add one more tool to their arsenal by eliminating a source of possible contamination.”

By responding to the needs of critical manufacturing facilities worldwide, Steritool has established a formative role in implementing an effortless risk avoidant solution into standard operating procedures of sterile manufacturing worldwide. “We’re continually expanding the line,” says Rountree, “with over four hundred catalog items, it’s easier than ever for facilities to fully equip their sterile maintenance teams with Steritools and replace all of their old carbon steel tools. Contamination in the form of iron, iron oxide or chrome plating particulate from a carbon steel tool could potentially shut done an entire production, at enormous expense. These are highly specialized industries, with specialized equipment, requiring specialized tools, training, and skills. Risk assessment is paramount here. When maintenance is required on line equipment you wouldn’t call in the mechanic from the local service station to do the job, so why would you let your highly trained staff expose your facility to the potential dangers of his carbon steel tools?”

Steritool provides global distribution of their products from their manufacturing facility in New York.