The fixture positions the PAT system tool head inline with the table top work surface to provide optimal ergonomic by eliminating the need for operators to lift the work off the table while placing it into the installation jaws of the tool head. Instead, they can simply slide the wire or cables along the worksurface. Also, the fixture provides a measuring device located to the left, as well as an integral actuation paddle located just to the right of the tool head that is triggered via hand. This orientation allows an operator to measure the distance from a specific point on the wire or cable by pressing down on the wire end to be measured with their left hand and then moving the wire into the tool head jaws with their right hand, thus engaging the paddle and actuating the system to install a cable tie.
Productronica 2019: Halle A5, Stand 570