KATO Hex Electric Driver

KATO Hex Electric Tool

Designed For Rapid Tool Change

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-12 electric driver (CT5408), 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-12 electric driver (CT5408) 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. To see the KATO Hex Electric in action! Please visit our Video Workshop in Katopedia.

How to Order - Complete Tool Requires the Following Parts:

SBT-50 Power Transformer

Transformer

(CT5407)

The SBT-50 Transformer converts standard 110V AC to DC for use with KATO’s CT5405, CT5406, & CT5408 Electric Drivers. Also available in a European model (CT5407-EU), which converts 240V AC to DC.

KFS-12 Electric Driver

Electric Driver

(CT5408)

The KFS-12 Electric Driver (CT5408) was designed with strategically located external thread that make using the KATO Prewinder Adapter possible. When used with the Prewinder Adapter and the KPE series components the KATO Prewinder Electric Tool is the fastest installation system for helical coil screw thread inserts (CoilThread, HeliCoil, Recoil, etc.)!

Hex Shaft Mandrel Assembly

Adapter

(See Part No.)

The KHE Mandrel Assembly is designed to install up to 3 Dia. 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 Heli-Coil, 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.
  • KFS-12 electric driver (CT5408) works with existing KATO SBT-50 (CT5407) Transformer.
  • Clean and quiet, ideal for clean room operation.
  • Utilizes KATO's new One Pawl Fits All system. (Tangless only)
KATO Linear Torque Arm

Now Available for the KATO Linear Torque Arm


Use the KATO Linear Arm with KATO strip-feed packaged Tangless inserts, and 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
KPE - KATO Prewinder Electric
KRE - KATO Round Electric
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
SBT-50 Power
Transformer
Electric
Driver
Linear
Torque
Arm
Unified Coarse
2-562KHEC-022KHEC-02M2KIPC-02KHEC-02CT54074CT54082KLRM-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---CT5406
3/8-162KHEC-62KHEC-6M2KIPC-6---
Unified Fine2
10-322KHEF-F3

2KHEF-L3
2KHEF-F3M

2KHEF-L3M
2KIPF-3KHEF-3CT54074CT54082KLRM-1
Metric Coarse2
M2X.432KHEM-F22KHEM-F2M2KIPM-2---CT54074CT54082KLRM-1
M2.5X.452KHEM-F2.5

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

2KHEM-L2.5M
2KIPM-2.5KHEM-2.5
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---CT5406
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. Use CT5407-EU for European model (240V).

Specifications

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

KFS-12 Electric Driver

Prewinder Electric
Torque
(lbf-in)
rpm @
30VDC
rpm @
20VDC
Tap
Capacity
Length
(Ref.)
Grip
Diameter (Ref.)
Weight
(Ref.)
Chuck
Capacity
Voltage
0.17-6.901000700M48.1"1.3"16.5 oz1/4 Hex"20-30 VDC

SBT-50 Transformer

Power Transformer
Power Transformer
Model Maximum #
of Drivers
Control
Box
Input Output Size Reference Weight
(Ref.)
Length
A
Height
B
Width
C
U.S1Built In110 VAC20 VDC / 30 VDC7.3"3.5"4.0"6 lb
European1Built In240 VAC20 VDC / 30 VDC7.3"3.5"4.0"6 lb

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

Notes:

  1. KATO SBT-50 Power Transformer (CT5407) cross references to Heli-Coil (8050-50) Part Number.

Comparison Chart

KATO Hex Electric Tool
Hex Electric Tool
CT5408
KATO Prewinder Electric Tool
Prewinder Electric Tool
CT5408
KATO Round 400C Electric Tool
Round Electric Tool
CT5405
KATO Round 650C Electric Tool
Round Electric Tool
CT5406
Require Prewinder
Adapter
Insert Size
Capability
up to 3/8" up to 1/4" 2-56 to 8-32 8-32 to 3/8"
RPM

1000 1000 1000 910
Volume (Qty)

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

16.2 oz 16.5 oz 15.6 oz 28.1 oz
Length

9 in. 10 in. 9 in. 11 in.
Strip-Feed
Compatible
SBT-50 Transformer
Compatible
Chuck

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