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Westward Group Pneumatic tools and armature made in Paris

Powered Hand Tools – Pneumatic Tools – Basic Safety

What are pneumatic tools?

• Pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air. Common types of these air-powered hand tools that are used in industry include buffers, nailing and stapling guns, grinders, drills, jack hammers, chipping hammers, riveting guns, sanders and wrenches.

How do you use pneumatic tools safely?

• Review the manufacturer’s instruction before using a tool.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles, or a face shield (with safety glasses or goggles), and, where necessary, safety shoes or boots and hearing protection.
• Post warning signs where pneumatic tools are used. Set up screens or shields in areas where nearby workers may be exposed to flying fragments, chips, dust, and excessive noise.
• Ensure that the compressed air supplied to the tool is clean and dry. Dust, moisture, and corrosive fumes can damage a tool. An in-line regulator filter and lubricator increases tool life.
• Keep tools clean and lubricated, and maintain them according to the manufacturers’ instructions.
• Use only the attachments that the manufacturer recommends for the tools you are using.
• Be careful to prevent hands, feet, or body from injury in case the machine slips or the tool breaks.
• Reduce physical fatigue by supporting heavy tools with a counter-balance wherever possible.

Westward Group Pneumatic tools and armature made in Paris

How should you handle air hoses?

• Use the proper hose and fittings of the correct diameter.
• Use hoses specifically designed to resist abrasion, cutting, crushing and failure from continuous flexing.
• Choose air-supply hoses that have a minimum working pressure rating of 1035 kPa (150 psig) or 150% of the maximum pressure produced in the system, whichever is higher.
• Check hoses regularly for cuts, bulges and abrasions. Tag and replace, if defective.
• Blow out the air line before connecting a tool. Hold hose firmly and blow away from yourself and others.
• Make sure that hose connections fit properly and are equipped with a mechanical means of securing the connection (e.g., chain, wire, or positive locking device).
• Install quick disconnects of a pressure-release type rather than a disengagement type. Attach the male end of the connector to the tool, NOT the hose.
• Do not operate the tool at a pressure above the manufacturer’s rating.
• Turn off the air pressure to hose when not in use or when changing power tools.
• Do not carry a pneumatic tool by its hose.
• Avoid creating trip hazards caused by hoses laid across walkways or curled underfoot.
• Do not use compressed air to blow debris or to clean dirt from clothes.

Westward Group Pneumatic tools and armature made in Paris

What should you avoid with a compressed air?

• Cleaning with compressed air is dangerous.
• Do not use compressed air for cleaning unless no alternate method of cleaning is available. The nozzle pressure MUST remain below 207 kPa (30 psi). Personal protective equipment and effective chip guarding techniques must be used.
• Two acceptable methods of meeting the “below 207 kPa (30 psi)” requirement are illustrated below.

Westward Group Pneumatic tools and armature made in Paris

As a distributor of standard parts for industrial companies , here are some proper basic principles of activities were quality of products supplied, flexible price policy, promptness of deliveries and goodwill toward our customers that provide by our company.


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Westward Group Power Transmission – Industrial products

Westward Group Power Transmission Industrial products


Power transmission

Power transmission belts and chains, conveyor belts and chains, pulleys, sprockets, couplings, flanges, bushings, adapters etc.; gearboxes, gears, speed variators, electric motors, frequency inverters, rollers, driving drums..



Metal cutting tools

Drills, taps, dies, reamers, mills, cutting inserts, blades .

Brands: IZAR, ARNTZ.


Electric tools

Hand electric tools.

Brands: BOSCH, FEIN.


Special equipment, spare parts and materials

Filter elements, spare parts for filter equipment, sealings for special equipment, pneumatic cylinders, pneumatic valves and spare parts, compensators for any industrial application, welding tools (welding wire, electrodes, hoses) springs .


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Westward Group Power Transmission – About us


From 1990 Westward started as a distributor of standard parts for industrial companies. For all the time our basic principles of activities were quality of products supplied, flexible price policy, promptness of deliveries and goodwill toward our customers.

We always set up and maintain based on trust relationships with our partners.
Qualified personell, modern computer system, stable relationships with the suppliers provide our effective work.
We keep more than 30 000 items on our stock. The range of products is planned in order to satisfy the most of our customer’s needs
We can offer you our products with optimal price and quality ratio and deliver them at place and time most convenient for you.
Service and seminars

We permanently improve our system of customer service. Our customers can always get technical advice regarding the range of our products. We permanently hold seminars and trainings and provide all the necessary technical information for our customers.