Lexington, South Carolina—June 7, 2016—Cleco®, an APEX Tool Group brand, introduces an improved LiveWire™ family of cordless tools. LiveWire combines the freedom and flexibility of cordless tools with real-time wireless capabilities. LiveWire tools feature industry-leading wireless connectivity and optimized omnidirectional communication. This ensures safety critical fastening data transmission in demanding production applications.  LiveWire tools are able to be used in applications from 3 to 90 Nm with special versions available upon customer request.

Designed to maximize efficiency and productivity, the LiveWire system has the ability to use up to 16 tools with a single controller. This allows each tool to communicate directly with the plant network, letting quality personnel monitor tool usage information and performance. LiveWire tools also include a user-friendly LCD interface with configurable buttons and status indicators to communicate real-time tool information.

“In designing the LiveWire system, we wanted to create a product that was durable enough for the industrial environment, but also one that would provide reliable communication virtually anywhere on the plant floor,” said Adrian Hetzel, Global Product Manager Electric Tools, APEX Tool Group. “By combining cordless functionality and wireless capabilities, the LiveWire gives our customers the mobility to use the product in a variety of industrial applications.”

LiveWire tools offer precision torque, angle, and speed control with up to 1,700 rundowns per battery charge. With the latest generation LiveWire tools, preventative maintenance is extended to 500,000 cycles, which is twice that of the previous design. To accommodate diverse applications, the LiveWire is available in right angle, pistol grip, crowfoot, and tubenut configurations.

A LiveWire 2 right-angle model is also available, offering the same robust performance as the LiveWire, in a compact, lighter design. 

All LiveWire tools feature a modular accessory platform, allowing customization of the tool by adding a barcode scanner, gyroscope or tool location module for the mistake proofing of processes. Tool holders, suspension bails and protective covers are available for production line integration. The LiveWire system also offers multiple battery, charger, and power module options for flexibility in runtime, weight, and functionality. 


For more information on the LiveWire cordless and wireless tools, see our Cordless Assembly Tools page or email Susan Spalding, Director Global Marketing.

About Cleco® production Tools

Cleco® is a global leader in manufacturing and delivering world-class assembly solutions including DC electric and pneumatic assembly tools, and pneumatic power motors. Cleco’s tools enhance user productivity, safety, and comfort and are supported around the world.

Cleco was founded in 1894 as Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Cleco’s expertise is the culmination of 120 plus years of delivering assembly tools and systems for a wide range of applications in the automotive, energy, aerospace, and general industries.  For more information visit www.clecotools.com.

Cleco Production Tools is a brand of APEX Tool Group, LLC with head office in Sparks, Maryland. APEX Tool Group is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products.