LINK Tools International previews new line of locking tools at MRO Americas.
LINK Tools International, the company that created a new paradigm in the way mechanics hand tools connect together with revolutionary automatic-locking technology, introduced a new premium tool line, designed especially for aerospace, at MRO Americas/MRO Military this week in Dallas, TX.
Called the BLACK KNIGHT brand, and developed in response to the demands of a major aerospace defense contractor and the U.S. military, they are for use in critical areas where accidental tool disconnects are no longer acceptable.
100% made in U.S.A. and certified to meet or exceed all applicable Aerospace and ANSI strength standards, LINK’s BLACK KNIGHT tools have the lowest profile of any locking tool in the industry. Slimmer than the base of even the smallest socket, they can successfully get into tight spaces not accessible with standard socket and tool attachments.
The BLACK KNIGHT system also deploys a completely new, state-of-the-art locking technology. It is revolutionary, patented, spring-loaded locking plunger creates a wedge effect when a pull force is exerted on the socket or tool attachment, thereby providing many times the holding force of the standard spring-loaded ball detent of old-style tools. BLACK KNIGHT’s hold on the attachment actually increases when a pull force is exerted rather than the hold being easily overcome as occurs with old-style tools.
LINK tools have already been the subject of two extended independent on-the-job user tests by Army Aviation and TÜV Rheinland. In both studies LINK tools were found to be much safer and faster than conventional tools. Moreover, because all LINK tools connect together to eliminate the fear of unintended tool disconnects, users of LINK tools were found to work in less stressful postures, thereby extending the beneficial work life and productivity of the skilled worker, to the economic advantage of all.