Techangle – Electronic Torque Wrench
Snap-On was with an Austin industrial design firm to completely re-design their TechAngle electronic torque wrench line. Snap-on approached Pump Studios to help interface with the industrial design team, ensuring the design was robust and ergonomic. Pump was tasked with addressing a list of enhancements compiled from user research and Snap-On’s years of experience. The resulting design addresses ergonomic concerns with a single-piece over-molded handle. The torque wrench is shaped to keep the technician’s hand from sliding off the end. Pump developed a patent-pending shock-mounted battery compartment, and worked closely with tooling engineers to select specific materials allowing the wrench to survive intense drops and shocks prevalent in a service environment.
Pump worked closely with Snap-On throughout the prototyping, testing, and production process; troubleshooting early problems and developing mechanical and electro-mechanical solutions.
- System Architecture
- Concept Development
- Detailed Design
- Testing and Refinement
- Production Ramp-up and support