KATO Hex Electric Driver

KATO Hex Electric Tool

Designed for Speed and Efficiency

New KATO KFS-20 Brushless Electric Driver

KATO engineers began by taking all the great features of the KFS-20 electric driver and rolled them into the all new KFS-20 brushless electric driver. The new KFS-20 brushless electric driver has greater efficiently and is more durable then any previous electric driver offered for insert installation.

The KFS-20 brushless electric driver requires less maintenance, no carbon brushes to purchase or replace. The KFS-20 brushless electric driver is powerful enough to install inserts up to 1/2” and M12 (Hex Tool), yet sensitive enough to install inserts as small as 2-56 and M2.5. KATO engineers designed the KFS-20 with an even lower minimum torque setting than the KFS-12. In fact, the torque adjustment on the KFS-20 is more sensitive than any previous electric driver.

The new KFS-20 brushless electric driver utilizes the smallest power adapter of any previous tool. The power adapter is 4x smaller and at 11.5 oz is 8x lighter then the SBT-50 (CT5407) power transformer. Best of all the power adapter is included with the KFS-20 brushless electric driver. No separate part number to remember or purchase!

The KATO Hex Electric (KHE) installation tool is designed for medium to high volume users of KATO Tangless and Tanged bulk packaged CoilThread inserts (for Strip-Feed packaged inserts KATO recommends using the Prewinder Electric Tool). The KHE tool utilizes the KATO KFS-20 electric driver (CT5420), which incorporates a 1/4" Quick-Disconnect keyless chuck system. Operators can quickly and easily change the installation Mandrel Assembly from one thread size to another or between Tangless CoilThread and CoilThread (tanged) inserts.

In addition, the KHE tool is auto-reversing; once the insert is installed the driver will automatically reverse minimizing overall installation time. Utilizing a powerful electric motor and two torque adusting compression springs (one for smaller thread sizes and one for larger thread sizes) the KFS-20 electric driver (CT5420) is capable of installing thread sizes up to 3/8" & M12 (eliminating the need to purchase two drivers), while allowing operators to precisely adjust the auto-reversing torque to ensure consistent installation and prolong the life of the Mandrel Assembly.

How to Order - Complete Tool Requires the Following Parts:

Electric Driver

KFS-20 Electric Driver

CT5420 - Includes Power Adapter

The KFS-20 Electric Driver (CT5420) was designed with strategically located external threads that make using the KATO Prewinder Adapter possible. When used with the Prewinder Adapter and the KPE Series front end assembly, the KATO Prewinder Electric Tool is the fastest installation system for helical coil screw thread inserts (CoilThread, Helicoil, Recoil, etc.)!

Adapter

Hex Shaft Mandrel Assembly

(See Part No.)

The KHE Mandrel Assembly is designed to install up to 3D nominal length CoilThread Inserts. The slim profile makes it possible to install CoilThread inserts in hard to reach places. For information on specific sizes, see Part Numbers.

Features & Benefits

  • Eliminates the need to purchase two drivers. Installs up to 3/8" and M12.
  • Available for both Tangless and tanged CoilThread inserts.
  • Compatiable with screw thread inserts from Helicoil, Recoil and others.
  • Auto-Reversing for reduced installation time.
  • Quick-Disconnect Keyless Chuck system.
  • Lower cost than competitive drivers with greater capability and ease of use.
  • Clean and quiet, ideal for clean room operation.
  • Adjustable torque, helps prolong the life of installation tools.
  • Utilizes KATO's new One Pawl Fits All system. (Tangless only)
  • 100% compatible with existing KATO Prewinder Electric tools (KHE Series).
KATO Linear Torque Arm

New KATO Linear Torque Arm


To boost productivity use the KATO Linear Arm with bulk packaged KATO Tangless inserts, and the KATO Hex Electric tool (2KHE series). For the fastest and most productive semi-automatic installation system consider using the KATO Prewinder Electric tool (2KPE series).

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Part Numbers


For fast and accurate part numbers and technical information on specific inserts try out the KATO Product Wizard.

Example of a KATO Hex Electric tool part number:


2 KHE C -    02     

1   2    3   4  5   6


1
Tool Type
2
Tool Style
3
Thread Designation
4
Mandrel
5
Size Designation
6
Component / Replacement Part
Blank - For CoilThread (Tanged)
2 - Prefix for CoilThread II Tangless inserts
KHE - KATO Prewinder Hex
C - Unified Coarse
F - Unified Fine
M - Metric
(UNF & Metric Only)
F
- Free-Running
L - Locking
Chart Below G - Nylon Guard (where applicable)
H - Adusting Sleeve Housing without Nylon Guard (where applicable)
M - Mandrel/Mandrel Assembly
S - Spacer Set (includes 3 spacers + 1 thick shim + 3 thin shims, where applicable)

How to Order:


Thread
Size
Tangless
Hex Tool1
Tangless
Replacement
Mandrel
Tangless
Replacement
Pawl
Tanged
Hex Tool
Electric Driver
w/ Power Adapter
Linear
Torque
Arm
Unified Coarse
1-6442KHEC-012KHEC-01M2KIPC-01---Manual Only
2-562KHEC-022KHEC-02M2KIPC-02KHEC-02CT54202KLRM-1
4-402KHEC-042KHEC-04M2KIPC-04KHEC-04
6-322KHEC-062KHEC-06M2KIPC-06KHEC-06
8-322KHEC-22KHEC-2M2KIPC-2KHEC-2
10-242KHEC-32KHEC-3M2KIPC-3KHEC-3
12-24---------KHEC-1
1/4-202KHEC-42KHEC-4M2KIPC-4KHEC-4
5/16-182KHEC-52KHEC-5M2KIPC-5---
3/8-162KHEC-62KHEC-6M2KIPC-6---
Unified Fine2
0-8042KREF-002KREF-00M2KIPF-00---Manual Only
10-322KHEF-F3

2KHEF-L3
2KHEF-F3M

2KHEF-L3M
2KIPF-3KHEF-3CT54202KLRM-1
Metric Coarse2
M2X.442KHEM-F2

2KHEM-L2
2KHEM-F2M

2KHEM-L2M
2KIPM-2---Manual Only
M2.5X.452KHEM-F2.5

2KHEM-L2.5
2KHEM-F2.5M

2KHEM-L2.5M
2KIPM-2.5KHEM-2.5CT54202KLRM-1
M3X.52KHEM-F3

2KHEM-L3
2KHEM-F3M

2KHEM-L3M
2KIPM-3KHEM-3
M3.5X.6---------KHEM-3.5
M4X.72KHEM-F4

2KHEM-L4
2KHEM-F4M

2KHEM-L4M
2KIPM-4KHEM-4
M5X.82KHEM-F5

2KHEM-L5
2KHEM-F5M

2KHEM-L5M
2KIPM-5KHEM-5
M6X12KHEM-F6

2KHEM-L6
2KHEM-F6M

2KHEM-L6M
2KIPM-6KHEM-6
M8x1.2532KHEM-F8

2KHEM-L8
---

---
See NotesKHEM-8
M10x1.532KHEM-F10

2KHEM-L10
---

---
See Notes---
M12X1.7532KHEM-F12

2KHEM-L12
---

---
See Notes---

Please Note:

  1. The Tangless Mandrel Assembly consists of the installation mandrel (hex shaft), installation pawl, spring, pin, wrenches, and adjusting sleeve fully assembled and ready for use.
  2. For Improved Tangless installation UNF & Metric thread sizes use a different installation mandrel for Free-Running and Locking CoilThread inserts, this is indicated by the -F and -L designation in the part number. KATO strongly recommends using the Prewinder Electric Tool (KPE) for Fine and Metric thread size.
  3. Not compatible with the KATO One Pawl Fits All system at this time.
  4. For these smaller thread sizes, KATO recommends manual installation only. These tools include a gage handle.

Specifications

All dimensions for unified size (in.) | All dimensions are are for reference only.

KFS-20 Electric Driver

Torque
(lbf-in)
rpm @
30VDC
rpm @
20VDC
Tap
Capacity
Length
(Ref.)
Grip
Diameter (Ref.)
Weight
(Ref.)
Chuck
Capacity
Voltage
0.17-6.901000690M48.5"1.3"12.6 oz1/4 Hex"20-30 VDC
Model Maximum #
of Drivers
Control
Box
Input Output Size Reference Weight
(Ref.)
Length
A
Height
B
Width
C
U.S1Built In110 VAC20 VDC / 30 VDC5.7"1.6"2.6"11.5 oz
European1Built In240 VAC20 VDC / 30 VDC5.7"1.6"2.6"11.5 oz

Mandrel

Tangless CoilThread - 2KHE

Front End Assembly (2KHE)

Tanged CoilThread - KHE

Front End Assembly (KHE)

Mandrel Spec

Thread Size 2KHE - Tangless KHE - Tanged
A-LengthB Dia.C Dia. A-LengthB-Dia.
Unified Coarse
2-562.840.240.373.830.28
4-402.950.240.373.620.28
6-322.940.380.373.000.31
8-322.990.320.372.990.31
10-243.000.380.374.060.38
12-24------------4.060.38
1/4-203.000.370.443.060.45
Unified Fine
10-323.110.380.443.610.38
Metric Coarse
M2X.42.730.240.38--------
M2.5X.452.730.240.373.000.26
M3X.52.710.240.373.000.25
M3.5X62.730.240.372.980.24
M4X.73.000.240.372.990.32
M5X.83.110.240.374.000.38
M6X13.090.440.444.140.44
M8X1.253.880.510.513.040.56
M10X1.54.110.610.61------
M12X1.754.520.690.69------

Cross Reference


KATO
Part Number
Superseded
Part Number
Unified Coarse
2KHEC-022CTSB-02C
2KHEC-02M2CTSB-02CM
2KHEC-042CTSB-04C
2KHEC-04M2CTSB-04CM
2KHEC-062CTSB-06C
2KHEC-06M2CTSB-06CM
2KHEC-22CTSB-2C
2KHEC-2M2CTSB-2CM
2KHEC-32CTSB-3C
2KHEC-3M2CTSB-3CM
2KHEC-42CTSB-4C
2KHEC-4M2CTSB-4CM
Unified Fine
2KHEF-F32CTSB-3F
2KHEF-F3M2CTSB-3FM
2KHEF-L32CTSB-3F
2KHEF-L3M2CTSB-3FM
KATO
Part Number
Superseded
Part Number
Metric Coarse
2KHEM-F2---
2KHEM-F2.52CTSB-M2.5F
2KHEM-L2.52CTSB-M2.5L
2KHEM-F32CTSB-M3F
2KHEM-L32CTSB-M3L
2KHEM-F42CTSB-M4F
2KHEM-L42CTSB-M4L
2KHEM-F52CTSB-M5F
2KHEM-L52CTSB-M5L
2KHEM-F62CTSB-M6F
2KHEM-L62CTSB-M6L
2KHEM-F82CTSB-M8F
2KHEM-L82CTSB-M8L
2KHEM-F102CTSB-M10F
2KHEM-L102CTSB-M10L
2KHEM-F122CTSB-M12F
2KHEM-L122CTSB-M12L

Discontinued Drivers


Prewinder Driver (Blue)

Electric Driver

(CT5408)

Archive Pages.

Hex Driver (Blue)

Electric Driver

(CT5408)

Archive Pages.

Round Drivers

Electric Driver

(CT5405 & CT5406)

Archive Pages.

Comparison Chart

KATO Hex Electric Tool
Hex Electric
CT5420
KATO Prewinder Electric Tool
Prewinder Electric
CT5420
KATO Hex Electric Tool
Hex Electric
CT5408
KATO Prewinder Electric Tool
Prewinder Electric
CT5408
KATO Round Electric Tool
Round Electric
CT5405
KATO Round Electric Tool
Round Electric
CT5406
Brushless Motor
Power Supply Included
Designed for
Strip-Feed
Utilizes Prewinder Adapter
Insert Size
Capability
up to 3/8" & M12 up to 1/4" & M6 up to 3/8" & M12 up to 1/4" & M6 2-56 to 8-32 8-32 to 3/8"
RPM
High & Low
1000 / 690 1000 / 690 1000 / 700 1000 / 700 1000 / 670 910 / 600
Volume (Qty)

Medium to High
Bulk User
Medium to High
Strip Feed User
Medium to High
Bulk User
Medium to High
Strip Feed User
Medium
Bulk User
Medium
Bulk User
Weight

12.6 oz 14.5 oz 16.2 oz 16.5 oz 15.6 oz 28.1 oz
Length

8.5 in. 9.5 in. 9 in. 10 in. 9 in. 11 in.
Chuck

Quick-Disconnect
Keyless Chuck
Quick-Disconnect
Keyless Chuck
Quick-Disconnect
Keyless Chuck
Quick-Disconnect
Keyless Chuck
Chuck Key Required Chuck Key Required
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