MATCO INTRODUCES INFINIUM LINE OF CORDLESS TOOLSPress Releases — By tgluckman on November 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm
MATCO INTRODUCES INFINIUM LINE OF CORDLESS TOOLS
Lightweight, Portable Tools Designed for Professional Technicians
STOW, Ohio – Matco Tools, a leading manufacturer of high-quality tools and equipment, introduces Infinium – a new line of cordless tools developed specifically for today’s professional automotive technicians who require both power and portability to maximize their efficiency.
Featuring a lightweight design and the latest battery cell technology, the Infinium product line is designed to deliver simplicity and flexibility in the most demanding work environments. Matco offers a lithium universal smart charger as well as a 10.8V quick charger for its Infinium lineup, which features three voltage families: the 18 Volt family includes a 1/2″ impact wrench, axle grinder and power shear; the 14.4 Volt family has a 3/8″ impact wrench, drill driver and grease gun; and the 10.8 Volt family includes a mini polisher, drill driver, 1/4″ impact wrench and impact/screwdriver combo. Products can be ordered as a kit (tool, battery and charger) or a la carte.
“These products are a long-term investment for today’s technicians, because one charger and three batteries can power more than 10 different tools,” said Michelle Specht, senior product marketing manager at Matco Tools. “And because the Infinium platform can adapt to advancing technology, there is no need to re-invest in updated tools. This diverse lineup allows technicians to expand and customize for their current and future tool needs.”
The Infinium 18V 1/2″ Impact Wrench (part #MCL18IWVS) is the line’s flagship product. Featuring 425 ft. lbs. of working torque and weighing less than 7 lbs., this impact wrench is the ultimate combination of convenience, power and utility. Matco also exclusively offers the industry a 10.8V 1/4″ Impact Wrench (part #MUC108IW) that features 55 ft. lbs. of torque, a variable speed trigger for greater control and a compact size to easily access hard-to-reach areas.
All the Infinium tools come with lithium ion batteries, which boast short charge times – cycles complete within an hour on a fully discharged battery – and no memory build up so they can be charged or used without permanent capacity loss. In addition, technicians can easily identify remaining charge at the push of a button fuel gauge, which helps them effectively manage their tool use. Matco’s 10.8V line up has a 1.5Ah lithium ion battery, while the 14.4V and 18V lines come with 3.0Ah batteries.
Founded in 1946, Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality professional automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes. With more than 13,000 items in its product line, Matco sells to professional technicians and enthusiasts through distributors in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Matco Tools is a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and key player in several industries, including tools, environmental and industrial process and control markets. For more information, contact Matco at 866.289.8665; write to 4403 Allen Rd., Stow, Ohio 44224; or visit www.matcotools.com.