QX Series + ETS: Ergonomic Tightening System

Taking total control of your fastening process doesn’t have to be complicated. The Ingersoll Rand QX Series™ family of fastening systems deliver simple, flexible and capable solutions for all assembly requirements. No matter the industry or application, you can trust Ingersoll Rand  to help you get the job done right. Ingersoll Rand® has released the QX Series™ Ergonomic Tightening System (ETS). With ETS, reducing the torque reaction of the fastening process doesn’t have to be complicated. The ergonomically-enhanced motor control algorithm minimizes torque reaction to protect workers from injury. When tightening, ETS delivers short bursts of energy into the fastener, enabling the operator to safely stay in control of the tool.

What is ETS?

ETS stands for “Ergonomic Tightening System”

QX + ETS delivers all the performance & control features of the standard QX Series ™ precision fastening tools, with an improved ergonomic benefit. QX + ETS incorporates an ergonomically enhanced motor control algorithm that significantly reduces the average amount of force experienced by the operator during the tightening process.

Why choose ETS?

When ETS is Active, the operator’s arm movement is limited to a series of smaller movements instead of one large movement. This enables the operator to stay in control and in the ‘power zone’, reducing the chance for injury caused by quick, excessive movement.

QX + ETS reduces average reaction force experienced by the QX Series user by up to 63%!


ETS FEatures


QX Series Ergonomic Tightening System – Agriculture Case Study

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QX Drives Quality


In order to distinguish themselves within the marketplace the current method of assembly: non shut-off impacts, clutch tools, and hand wrenches, was not satisfactory. Examination by Quality Control Engineers revealed that some critical fasteners were working themselves loose during shipment and installation. Implementing an accurate solution to provide operator feedback and data collection was deemed necessary.

Air Power Solution

In partnership with the customer, Air Power implemented an Ingersoll Rand QX Precision Fastening System. This hand held, battery operated, solution provided a much more accurate final torque, while providing the operators with tightening status feedback, actual torque values, and 1,200 rundowns of tightening data for manual upload and review.


Cordless Battery-Powered RivNut Tool

Cordless Battery-Powered  RivNut Tool


Ingersoll Rand QX Series Precision Screwdriver converted into a Rivet Tool. Thanks for watching!

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Ingersoll Rand QX Series Right Angle Wrench Converted into a Inline Wrench

Ingersoll Rand QX Series Right Angle Wrench Converted into a Inline Wrench


Ingersoll Rand QX Series Right Angle Wrench Converted into a Inline Wrench.

A Inline Wrench with all the perques of the Ingersoll Rand QX Series Cordless tools.

IR Tubenut Operating Options

IR Tubenut Operating Options


This shows the operating options of the Ingersoll Rand Right Angle w/ Tubenut attachment.

3 Application Tool Solution with Panasonic Cordless Tools


3 Application Tool Solution with Panasonic Cordless Tools


This is a solution requiring 3 Panasonic Tools for 3 different applications with 3 different torque ranges and visual feedback on tool, light stacks, and qualifier.


Torque to Orient Tool Solution


Torque To Orient Tool Solution


Our Guys at Air Power put together a single tool solution to replace a multiple tool process. This solution involved programming a QX tool to fasten the bolt to the required torque and then orient it into the desired position.


Adjustable Shut Off Clutch – Quick Clip


Adjustable Shut Off Clutch


A demonstration of how air pressure can effect the adjustable shut off clutch on air powered tools.


Down Force Assist Tool Arm Solution

Down Force Assist Tool Arm Solution


Our Team at Air Power developed a solution for a tool operator.

This solution allows the operator to drill faster and more efficiently while the tool arm does the hard work.


4 Spindle Electric Fastening Solution

Here is a demonstration of how the 4 Spindle DC Electric Fastening System works.