Press release no. 2/2012 from 03/04/2012

The new “VDE Kraftform Kompakt blades” are available in a versatile kit “Kraftform Kompakt 60iS/65iS/67iS/16”. It contains 14 interchangeable blades with the profiles Phillips, Pozidriv, TORX®, slotted and PlusMinus invarious dimensions, a voltage tester as well as a “Kraftform VDE” handle and rugged belt pouch.

New “Extra Slim” Kraftform Kompakt VDE blades for electrical applications


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Wera at the International Hardware Fair 2012
New “Extra Slim” Kraftform Kompakt VDE blades for electrical applications

Screwdrivers with conventional insulated profiles often cannot be used in
electrical installations / Extra slim “VDE Kompakt blades” can access
recessed screws in electrical components / Belt pouch with
15 interchangeable blades and a “Kraftform-VDE” handle / Safety thanks to
individual test of the blades at 10,000 volts /

Cologne / Wuppertal. “Kraftform Kompakt VDE” is one of the most
popular Wera Tools ranges, offering unbeatable versatility, customisation
and portability for electricians. This range has now been perfectly rounded
off with the launch of the new “Kraftform Kompakt VDE Extra Slim”
interchangeable blades at the International Hardware Fair 2012.
In screwdriving applications with electrical equipment, VDE screwdrivers
often have their use restricted by the diameter of the insulated blade. For
example, for recessed screws found in sprung cage terminal blocks and
RCBO’s, the blade has to be inserted deep into the terminals to reach the
screw or spring element – impossible with traditional VDE screwdrivers.
With this in mind, Wera recently launched a range of “Ultra Slim” VDE
screwdrivers, designed exactly for this type of application. The product an
overnight success, and so now Wera have also announced the addition of
the “Ultra Slim” interchangeable blades to the “Kraftform Kompakt VDE”
range.
These new blades feature a greatly reduced blade diameter when
compared with conventional VDE screwdrivers, allowing recessed screws
in electrical components to be easily and safely reached.
Despite their slender design, they are very robust and boast a long service
life. The protective insulation is integrated into the blade and is practically
wear-free, so frayed insulations become a thing of the past.
The “Kraftform Kompakt VDE extra slim” is available from the trade in a
practical user set. A rugged belt pouch contains 14 interchangeable blades
with the profiles Phillips, Pozidriv, TORX®, slotted and PlusMinus in various
dimensions, a voltage tester, and a “Kraftform VDE” handle with hexagon
chuck for connection to the blades. The insulated interchangeable blades
are easily and rapidly inserted into the handle, and permanently locked
until released – preventing any unintentional removal.
The insulated interchangeable blades by Wera fulfil all the safety
requirements specified in German and international standards (DIN EN
60900 or IEC 60900:2004), being individually tested at 10,000 volts. This
ten-time higher testing load ensures safe working at the maximum
permissible voltage of 1,000 volts.

Further information:
Wera Tools UK Ltd
Units 1-2 McGregors Way, Turnoaks Bus. Park, Chesterfield, S40 2WB
Telephone: 01246 277756, Fax: 01246 273335
Email: queries@wera-tools.co.uk, Internet: www.wera-tools.co.uk