TORX PLUS® Drive System

Success Stories

$15,000 Annual Savings in Drive Bit Costs

Customer: Automotive suspension system

Application: Air compressor

Fastener Description: Stainless steel fastener seated with electronic drive guns using torque angle settings

What drive styles did TORX PLUS® Drive replace?

Phillips® and external hex drive systems

Why did the customer want to change to the TORX PLUS® Drive System?

Consistent clamp load could not be reached, resulting in a high number of rejects due to leaks. Tool bit life for both systems was very short; the assembly line was shut down 3 to 6 times each day over three shifts just to replace the Phillips bits (12 to 24 bits a day).

Results from switching to TORX PLUS® Drive:

The first TORX PLUS® bits were replaced only after 4 months, and then only as a precautionary measure.

  • Drive tool costs have been reduced by $15,000 annually.
  • The proper clamp load required to prevent leaks is being achieved easily.
  • Productivity has increased.

AUTOSERT® Feature Speeds Assembly

Customer: Truck trailer assembly

Application: Truck trailer floor

Fastener Description: 5-1/6 Taptite® thread-forming screw seated with a stand-up, two-hand drive gun with a drive bit that continuously spins at 2,200 rpm

What drive style did TORX PLUS® Drive replace?

TORX® Drive

Why did the customer want to change to the TORX PLUS® Drive System?

Wanted to utilize the AUTOSERT® feature in order to speed assembly

Results from switching to TORX PLUS® Drive:

AUTOSERT® feature allows drive bit to remain at full speed when engaging fastener

  • Installation time was reduced 15 to 20 minutes per trailer
  • Drive bit usage went from 45 per week to less than 5 per week

Product Quality Improves With Properly Seated Fasteners

Customer: Appliance sub-assembly

Application: Compressors for refrigeration

Fastener Description: M4 and M5 cap scews

What drive style did TORX PLUS® Drive replace?

Internal hex

Why did the customer want to change to the TORX PLUS® Drive System?

Internal hex drive couldn’t always achieve proper torque to seat the fastener completely, resulting in leaky jointsWanted to improve tool life

Results from switching to TORX PLUS® Drive:

With the TORX PLUS® Drive system, the manufacturer was able to fasten over 500,000 fasteners per TORX PLUS® Drive bit – Required torque is achieved easily, resulting in properly seated fasteners that prevent leaks in application

  • Annual drive bit costs were reduced

Productivity Increases Tenfold

Customer: Computer Equipment Manufacturer

Application: Disk drive for personal computers

What drive styles did TORX PLUS® Drive replace?

TORX® drive

Why did the customer want to change to the TORX PLUS® Drive System?

When using the TORX® Drive System, the manufacturer was only able to build 200 disks per drive bit.

Results from switching to TORX PLUS® Drive:

With the TORX PLUS® Drive System, the manufacturer is able to build 2,000 disk drives per tool bit

  • Lower drive tool costs
  • Fewer drive tool changes
  • Higher productivity