Utility equipment: Cordless power tool line expanded

Utility supplies: Panasonic expands its lineup of “Tough IP” cordless power tools with two new models.

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Newark, NJ – Utility tools: Panasonic will introduce two new Li-Ion cordless power tools to its Tough IP professional-grade product offering at the ASSEMBLY Show 2013. Featuring dust and water resistant technology, the power tools have received an IP56 certification under international standards administered by the International Electro Technical Commission (IEC), and will be available this fall via Panasonic Tough IP Dealers nationwide and at www.panasonic.com/cordlesstools.

The two models include an 18V cordless high torque impact wrench and a 14.4V cordless multi impact and drill driver. The new models are protected by Panasonic’s GuardION system, feature an LED work light and are powered by Panasonic’s 4.2Ah Lithium Nickel high capacity batteries – the highest rated battery capacity in the cordless tool market. These tools have the power and versatility to handle the most demanding projects, both on the assembly line and on the worksite, while increasing comfort, control and accuracy for the user.

“At Panasonic, we understand that jobsites often face extreme conditions,” said John Olson, Group Manager Panasonic Power Tool Division. “The newest additions to our cordless power tool line are engineered to perform in tough conditions and prove that you don’t have to sacrifice power or precision to reap the benefits of having a lighter, more ergonomically-friendly tool.”

The EY7552LS2S/EY7552X Cordless High Torque Wrench demonstrates that big power can come in a small package; the Panasonic EY7552 Cordless High Torque Impact Wrench is a fast and powerful impact wrench delivering up to 346 Ft. lbs (470 Nm) of torque. It is the first tool to feature Panasonic’s patented Twin Hammer technology -- increasing torque, working speed and durability. The Panasonic EY7552 Cordless High Torque Impact Wrench reduces fatigue and strain on the user with a lightweight, balanced design and a cushioned grip while the patented Twin Hammer design reduces vibration and overall noise. Equipped with a variable speed trigger and electric brake, the high torque impact is well-equipped for general construction, as well as maintenance and repair for automotive, heavy equipment / off road, and recreational vehicle applications.

The EY7552 is compatible with all of Panasonics 18V Lithium-Ion or Lithium-Nickel battery packs. Panasonic’s EY9L51B 4.2Ah Lithium-Nickel battery pack has the highest rated capacity battery pack on the market. Delivering high output with low heat generation resulting in longer lifetime and extended run time. In addition, the EY7552X utilizes Panasonic’s unique GuardION system. The GuardION system monitors each battery cell during battery charging and during tool use to prevent over discharging and overheating of the battery pack thus insuring long life.

The EY7552X uses a self-diagnostic universal battery charger that electronically monitors the condition of each battery cell in the battery pack during the charging process to deliver full charging with minimal heat generation. The EY7552LS2S is sold in a kit version or as a tool body only. The kit comes with a tool, two – 4.2Ah Lithium-Nickel battery packs, and charger.

Features Summary:
• Patented Twin Hammer Design delivers high power with little vibration and reduced overall noise.
• High Power: 346 Ft. Lbs (470 Nm).
• Smallest in it Class - less than 9” in length
• Lightest In Its Class - 5.7 lbs with battery pack.
• 4.2 Ah High Capacity Lithium Nickel Battery
• 1/2” Square Drive with Hog Ring and Through Hole Socket Retention
• Variable speed / Reversible
• Electric brake
• IP56 Rated

The EY7549X Cordless Multi Impact and Drill Driver eliminates the need to carry three tools. The Panasonic EY7549X Cordless Multi Tool features a dual-mode switching system in a single, lightweight tool that transforms it from a drill and driver to an impact driver or wrench with the flick of a switch. The Dual Mode Switching Design allows changing from the impact mode to the drill driver mode with the flip of a switch -- simple and easy. Utilize the impact mode for driving screws and fastening nuts and bolts with high speed and high power. The drill driver mode features 2 speeds and delivers drilling and driving capability with the convenience of a 21 stage clutch for precise control.

Only weighing 4.5 lbs with the battery pack, this compact tool delivers high power (1,327 in. lbs., 3,200 ipm) with minimal kickback to the user; the tool features a one-touch release for instant removal of the keyless chuck. The Panasonic EY7549X Cordless Multi Tool is ideal for general industry, construction, maintenance, auto repair, and light manufacturing.

The EY7549X is compatible with all of Panasonics 14.4V Lithium Ion or Lithium Nickel battery packs. Panasonic’s EY9L45B 4.2Ah Lithium-Nickel battery pack is the highest rated capacity battery pack on the market. Lithium Nickel technology increases the capacity without an increase in size or weight and delivers high output with low heat generation, resulting in longer lifetime and extended run time. In addition, the EY7549X utilizes Panasonic’s unique GuardION system. The GuardION system monitors each battery cell during battery charging and during tool use to prevent over discharging and overheating of the battery pack thus insuring long life.

The EY7549X uses a self-diagnostic universal battery charger which electronically monitors the condition of each battery cell in the battery pack during the charging process to deliver full charging with minimal heat generation. The EY7549X is sold as a tool body only and includes the removable 1/2” Keyless chuck and 1/4” Hex quick change adapter.

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