Prewinder Air Tool
The Prewinder Air (KPA) installation tool is designed for medium to high volume users of Tangless® and tanged strip-feed package CoilThread® inserts (can also be used with bulk inserts). The Prewinder Air tool is comprised of the Air Motor (CT25017), Adapter (CT9605 or CT9705), and a Front End Assembly. When used together, the KPA tool is capable of installing CoilThread® inserts up to 1/2” and M12 coarse and fine thread sizes
Another important component to the air tool system is the Filter-Regulator-Lubricator (2KFRL-1). The Filter-Regulator-Lubricator cleans the air, allows precise control of the air pressure, and lubricates the air motor. In addition, the KPA tool features semi-automatic installation; press the lever to install the insert, release the lever and the air motor reverses.
For installation of Tangless CoilThread® Inserts sizes: 2-56, 4-40, M2.5, and M3, the torque limiting Clutch Drive (CT9602) is required to control the installation torque generated by the air motor, and prevent damage to the Front-End Assembly.
Prewinder Air Tool Components
The powerful KPA Motor is designed to install Tangless or tanged CoilThead® inserts for sizes up to 1/2" and M12 coarse and fine thread sizes.
(CT9605 or CT9705)
The KPA Adapter acts as a bridge between the air motor and the front-end assembly.
(See Part No.)
The Front-End Assembly is available for a variety of thread sizes and is designed to install 1, 1.5 and 2 diameter nominal length inserts.
The Filter-Regulator-Lubricator is critical to the longevity of the pneumatic system. Each front-end assembly is stamped with a maximum air pressure, the filter-regulator-lubricator ensures the air pressure never exceeds that value. A Filter-Regulator Lubricator is required for each air motor in operation.
Torque Limiting Clutch Drive
The KATO® Torque Limiting Clutch-Drive was designed with one goal in mind: to prolong the life of your air tool mandrels and prevent breakage under excessive torque. Note: The Clutch Drive is required for Tangless 2-56, 4-40, M2.5 and M3 thread sizes.
Features & Benefits
- Ideal for use with strip feed inserts (for sizes 1/4", M6 and smaller).
- Prewinder threads help facilitate installation. This is especially helpful when installing UNF or Metric thread sizes.
- Installs a broad range of sizes for both Tangless® and tanged inserts (2-56 to 1/2" & M2.5 to M12).
- Semi-Automatic Installation for decreased installation time
- Utilises the One Pawl Fits All system (Tangless® only)
Now Available for the Linear Torque Arm
Use the Linear Arm with strip-feed packaged Tangless inserts, and the Prewinder Air tool (2KPA series).
Example 1 of a Tooling part number:
2 KPA C - 02
1 2 3 4 5
Component / Replacement Part
|Blank - For CoilThread® (Tanged)
2 - Prefix for CoilThread® II Tangless inserts
|KPA - KATO® Prewinder Air||C - Unified Coarse
F - Unified Fine
M - Metric
|---||D - Prewinder Body
K - Pawl Kit (add a K to the end pawl part number; includes
one pawl, two pins, and two springs)
M - Mandrel/Mandrel Assembly
S - Spacer Set (includes 3 spacers + 1 thick shim + 3 thin shims, where applicable)
Example 2 of how to put together a tool's part number.
|Tangless® or Tanged||Tool||Type of Tool||Metric||Size||Free Running or Locking|
|Insertion Tool||M||2.5-12||F= Free Running|
|2= Tangless®||L= Locking|