Ingersoll Rand | February/March 2012

Issue #4 — February 2012


Understanding Quiet Tool Technology

Impact TestingTechnicians understand the shop is a noisy place, especially when tools and air compressors are running in full force. Pneumatic tools are one of many sources of noise found in a workshop. To help reduce some of that noise, Ingersoll Rand engineers their products to have low noise and vibration levels to create a more ergonomically correct experience for the tool users.

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Choosing the Right Air Compressor

Choosing an Air Compressor

In our last issue of Maximum Impact, we asked our readers to tell us what they wanted to learn more about through the Technician's Corner feature. Matthew H., the Technician's Corner winner and recipient of the Limited Edition ThunderGun™ Street Legal® kit, asked us for more information about selecting the right air compressor. An air compressor is a vital part of your operation, because it gives pneumatic tools the power to perform. Even if you're not responsible for purchasing the air compressor in your shop, it's important to know how you'll be using the compressor so you can communicate what you need to your shop owner.

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The Importance of Using Impact Sockets with Impact Wrenches

Socket SelectionImpact wrenches were designed with higher torque in mind — they bust bolts loose or torque them up in excess of 1000-foot pounds. It seems natural that when a person uses an impact wrench, they would use an impact socket. However, Cleve Pechuekonis, marketing manager at Ingersoll Rand, often notices that technicians are using regular sockets with impact wrenches. Not only does this affect the tool's performance, it's a significant safety concern.

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New Extended Anvil Models of the 2145QiMAX ¾" Impactool

2145 QiMAXIngersoll Rand introduced extended anvil variations of the best-in-class 2145QiMAX ¾" Impactool™. The 2145QiMAX-3 and 2145QiMAX-6 feature 3" and 6" extended anvils to help professional technicians tackle tough applications in hard-to-reach places.

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Ingersoll Rand Supports 2011 Extreme School Makeover Program

Winners from Applied Technology Center, Rock Hill NCThe Applied Technology Center in Rock Hill, S.C., winner of the Collision Repair Education Foundation's 2011 Extreme School Makeover Contest, received more than $6,000 of vehicle service tools from Ingersoll Rand. Stay tuned for photos and videos from the ribbon cutting ceremony in May!

Ingersoll Rand Signs Agreement with JR Motorsports to Sponsor No. 88 Car in 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series

Driver Cole Whitt

Ingersoll Rand will be the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet, driven by Cole Whitt, a 20-year-old from Alpine, Calif., during the History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 26, 2012. The company will also be an associate sponsor of the No. 88 car for 32 races on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.

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Free Socket set and bag with 2145QiMAXFree socket set and tool bag with the purchase of a 2145QiMAX!
The Ingersoll Rand 2145QiMAX ¾" Drive Impactool™ delivers incredible performance and industrial-grade durability in an impact wrench. Plus, its efficient air motor reduces air consumption to save you money. The 2145QiMAX is perfect for the most demanding applications, such as truck and bus service, construction and agricultural equipment maintenance, as well as the MRO market. The 2145QiMAX delivers 1350 ft-lbs maximum reverse torque and only weighs 7.4 lbs! During the month of March and April, purchase the powerful 2145QiMAX and receive a socket set (SK6H8L) and tool bag for FREE! Ask your distributor for details!

RebatesMarch - Purchase the 285B, 285B-6, or 285B-S6 between March 1 and March 31, 2012, and receive a $40.00 REBATE via mail.

April: Purchase the 231C between April 1 and April 30, 2012, and receive a $15 REBATE via mail.

May - Purchase the 118MAXK/122MAXK between May 1 and May 30, 2012, and receive a $15.00 REBATE via mail.

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Ray Evernham Memorabilia Kit

Tell us what you would like to see us feature in future editions of our eNewsletter. Ask us a question, tell us about a problem you see in the shop, or just share a story you think is interesting. If your idea is selected to be an article in our newsletter, we will send you an Ingersoll Rand Racing memorabilia kit. This kit includes Ray Evernham's biography, custom hitch cover, racing decals, and a Boris Said stock car.

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Hammerhead Low-Profile Impactools™

2015 Hammerhead

With a head-height less than 2 inches, 180 ft-lb of max torque and 7,100 rpm of speed, the Hammerhead offers the power of an impact and the capabilities of a ratchet, with more than twice the power of the leading competitor's. The Hammerhead also features a conveniently located forward/reverse collar, providing unrestricted access to easily change the direction of the tool in tight spaces, where traditional tools frequently get jammed. Knuckle-saver reactionless torque eliminates kickback, and further protects technicians' hands while working in confined spaces.

The 2015MAX and 2025MAX Hammerhead low-profile Impactools also feature a two-position power regulator and feather-touch trigger, which provide maximum control in even the most demanding of applications. Click here for more information about the Hammerhead.

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20+ Years of IR

Student Support

The Ingersoll Rand Student Program thrives on providing the best tools at the best price for the future of the automotive, welding, boating and maintenance industries. This program has been and continues to be an added benefit to students in the automotive technology programs, because of the quality, innovation, and cost of the products. "I frequently tell my students a short story about my first air impact gun that I bought over 22 years ago. I am proud to say that I still have it today," details Harold Santamaria, automotive instructor at Harry S. Truman College. Harold did not know what a good impact gun manufacturer was as a student in an automotive program. "I started doing some research, by asking my automotive instructors, whom I admired and whose opinion I valued, and all of the instructors said 'Get an IR': So, I did."

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