Maximum Torque
Minimum End Load
Longer Bit Life
Minimum End Load
Ergonomic and human factors are always an important consideration when selecting tools and materials for a job. Though not as easy to quantify, fatigue and injury risk factors can have a dramatic impact on overall project costs.
LOX drive systems were designed to meet very strict human factors criteria, most of which were accomplished by minimizing the end load or “push” required to keep the bit in the recess.
Square and cruciform recess designs naturally cam out when they reach a certain torque level. As bit wear increases, the torque level decreases. To counteract this effect, workers must apply greater force to the bit to keep it engaged with the fastener, resulting in unnecessary worker fatigue and increased risk of injury.
LOX drive systems feature vertical sidewalls, 12 contact points, and a near zero degree drive angle, resulting in radial distribution of torque forces. Very little force is needed to keep the bit in the recess. This gives the worker greater control and reduces fatigue, at the same time improving the integrity and strength of the joint.
Other ergonomic advantages of LOX include a natural stick fit, which keeps the screw in the bit at odd angles without the need for a magnetized bit holder. This makes LOX fasteners easier to work with—especially in tight spaces—and eliminates the buildup of metal burrs.
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