The big debate: battery versus pneumatic tools

To what degree is going cordless influencing manufacturing?

According to a white paper just released by Stanley Engineered Fastening, the traditional adherence to pneumatic production tools is loosening, “as battery technology makes lighter, stronger and more sophisticated hand tools more cost-efficient and competitive”.

The white paper, ‘Battery vs Pneumatic Tools: How going cordless is changing the manufacturing game’, states that manufacturing industries are having a watershed moment. “With massive growth projections in the solar, wind and ground transportation industries, a shift toward greater efficiency and sustainability is coming into focus. Similarly, a new generation of industrial manufacturing facilities is moving away from energy-intensive pneumatically-driven hand tools, in favour of their battery-operated electric counterparts.”

Innovations delivering change

As innovations in the electric tool market deliver lighter, more powerful tools with long-lasting batteries, what once seemed impossible now looks inevitable: a cordless tool-dominated industry, says the company.

“With current growth moving steadily upward, the renewable energy market is a massive driver of growth in the electric tool industry. As demands increase and costs drop, the upward trend shows no sign of slowing. In 2019, renewable power generation produced 9% of the world’s energy; by the first half of 2020, it accounted for 10% of global electricity production. As nations work to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement, those percentages will likely surge in the coming years.”

Webinar date

On 24 June, Stanley Engineered Fastening will be running a ‘Cut the Cord’ webinar that will, says the company, discuss how leaders across industrial and manufacturing sectors are transitioning to electric hand-held tools to keep up with a dynamic, rapidly-changing industry. To register for the webinar, click here.




Will going cordless change the manufacturing game?
Will going cordless change the manufacturing game?

Stanley Engineered Fastening

Avdel UK
Stanley House, Works Road
Letchworth Garden City

+44 (0)1582 900 000

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