Ingersoll Rand (Davidson, NC) has introduced the Ingersoll Rand 2146Q1MAX ¾" Impact Wrench, the first pneumatic impact wrench with an innovative air gauge that indicates whether it is operating at, below or above the tool's maximum rated air pressure of 90 psi.
The new onboard air pressure gauge is situated on the back of the 2146Q1MAX and monitors the air pressure ranging from 60 psi to 120 psi. When the gauge indicates the tool is operating in the green range, it's receiving the maximum rated air pressure of 90 psi. If the gauge is in the yellow range, the air pressure is low, and if it's in the red range, it's operating over the rated maximum air pressure of the tool.
Running a pneumatic tool at a higher air pressure than it's rated for puts undue stress on the hammer impact mechanism, shortening the tool's life. Operating it below the recommended air pressure doesn't provide enough power for tough bolting jobs. The power gauge gives the operator unprecedented control and efficiency while saving shop owners money by minimizing wasted compressed air.