Tool controlled by fluid

Application Number: 00108136
Application Date: 2000.04.28
Publication Number: 1272416
Publication Date: 2000.11.08
Priority Information: 1999/5/3 US 09/303,868
International: B25B13/46;B25B21/00
Applicant(s) Name: Yunikos Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Jeffe Reman
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: yi yongmei
Abstract A fluid-operated tool for tightening and loosening threaded connectors has a ratchet unit including a ratchet connectable with a threaded connector to be tightened and loosened and provided with a plurality of teeth, and a pawl engageable in and disengageable from the teeth of the ratchet, a drive connected with the ratchet and movable over an advance stroke to turn the ratchet when the pawl engages the teeth of the ratchet so as to turn a threaded connector connected with the ratchet for tightening or loosening, and a retract stroke in which the pawl is disengaged from the teeth of the ratchet, and a unit for sensing when the pawl falls into engagement with a tooth of the ratchet and in response reversing the drive from the retract stroke to the advance stroke.