speedE® – the first e-screwdriver from Wiha 03 September 2018

Wiha says its first e-screwdriver – speedE® – promises to halve the time users take to complete their work in the future.

A globally unique 3-step speedE® process enables users to work significantly faster and more efficiently, but by using a controlled, healthier technique. An electric motor assists with fastening screws up to 0.4Nm before disengaging to ensure that material is protected. The screw can then be fixed by hand with a deft touch, just as with a conventional screwdriver. An innovative electric ratchet function assists users as they complete fastening.

Thanks to its electric drive, the Wiha e-screwdriver handles time-consuming, energy sapping screw fastening at a rapid rate, significantly faster than conventional means. Compared to manual screw fixing, Wiha states the speedE helps users get things done at least twice as fast, increasing their working day efficiency substantially with more comfort. speedE also enables users to take a healthier approach to work while saving their strength.

Even so, users can adjust or fasten by hand with a deft touch using up to 8Nm when the integrated material protection function activates at 0.4Nm. The speedE can thus also be used as a fully-fledged screwdriver, in combination with the Wiha VDE-tested and insulated slimBits – completely protected for use and work on live parts.

This consciously fine-tuned power transmission and torque control in electric mode brings a particular benefit to users for delicate screw fastenings. A constantly changing grip for manual screw fastening becomes a thing of the past while the electric ratchet function helps to make work methods more efficient while preserving health. An integrated LED light also ensures users are not left in the dark as they fasten screws.

Comparable to normal screwdrivers in terms of size and weight, the first Wiha e-screwdriver is an ideal, portable companion in an extensive variety of sectors and application areas with its compact, lightweight design. speedE also provides users with maximum flexibility since they can use all available drives in the Wiha slimBit range to fasten electrically. All Wiha VDE slimBits are compatible with speedE, are tested to 10,000V AC, all undergo inspection and are individually tested for up to 1,000V AC.

When fully charged, speedE can fasten electrically up to 800 times. In an ideal case, this provides users with a time frame of over several days to work with the Wiha e-screwdriver without recharging the batteries. Standard rechargeable batteries inside the handle eliminate follow up costs, which highlights speedE’s user-friendly approach.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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