Snap-on Industrial has introduced three new ratchets that meet foreign object damage (FOD) and foreign material exclusion (FME) conformance.
These ratchets are ideal for aviation and other critical applications where FOD and FME prevention is crucial, company officials said. The ratchets are FOD and FME compliant because the coverplate and reverse lever are permanently affixed to the ratchet head with rivets to prevent the chance of small parts from separating from the tool.
The new 3/8” drive ratchets feature Snap-on Industrial’s Dual80 Technology, which include dual pawls and an 80-tooth gear for more power in less lateral space (1/4” drive has 72 gear teeth). The ratchets are also designed to have a low profile to fit in tight spaces, and work with the shortest swing arc, providing better access to restricted areas.
Another feature includes added teeth – seven teeth come in contact with the gear to provide extra strength and durability; sealed head keeps dirt and other contaminants out of the head mechanism, according to company officials. All three ratchets come with a black industrial finish to prevent any chrome chips from breaking off and becoming FOD.
For more information: 877-740-1900 or SnapOn.com/industrial.