Panasonic has entered the world of red-and-yellow insulated tools with the launch of the EYED11SA Li-Ion powered screwdriver.
The typical red and yellow handle or housing design has been established to readily identify insulated tools and the correct selection for working on machinery or devices that cannot be easily or completely separated from electric circuits.
With this lightweight, Li-Ion-driven, and reliably insulated screwdriver, the company has entered the market for insulated power tools.
“A screwdriver is one of the simplest but most frequently used tools in literally every area of crafts and engineering”, says Kunihiko Nedachi from Panasonic’s Power Tool department. “That’s why our focus had been to consequently maximise the comfort, safety and reliability of our insulated electric screwdriver.”
The device measures just 145mm in length and weighs only 220g. The tool is intended for single-handed operation – the forward or reverse mode buttons are simple to reach and also applies to the switch between run-down driving and manual tightening.
The Li-Ion battery is charged via a USB-C connection and provides sufficient capacity after 45 minutes of rapid charging. The battery then has enough power for approximately 600 M3x5 metal screws.
The device comes with an extensively tested double housing structure. The same applies to the switch structure, with the switch itself rubber protected, and the insulation is created within the required distance. The bit part also has a highly durable insulation material and design.
Meeting the IP56 safety class requirements, the tool is protected against dust or water penetration and its electronic control unit is created for reliably being safe against over- or discharge impacts.
Kunihiko Nedachi concludes: “Panasonics’ new cordless insulated screwdriver offers a whole new level of convenience for everyone working with electric installations, machinery maintenance, electric vehicle repair - or simply makes daily repair work at home a bit easier and safer.”