Ideal-tek

Ideal-tek

ideal-tek is specialized in the production of high-quality precision tweezers and pliers. As a Swiss manufacturer ideal-tek is committted to high quality. The tools of ideal-tek impress by an exceptional precision and fineness. Specifically satined surfaces provide a glare-free and comfortable working. Only high-quality steels and alloys are used. Many tweezers are available in different materials.


ideal-tek has more than 20 years of experience in the application of high-tech plastics and ceramics, this opens up new fields of application in electronics production.


ESD safety, component sensitivity and ergonomic aspects are considered by a wide range of surface coatings.


The wide selection allows you to find the right one for your application. The catalog presents only a limited selection of available tweezers. If there is no suitable pair of tweezers for you, contact us. We will advise you accordingly. Tweezers can also be manufactured according to customer's specifications.

Material designations and properties

Code letterMaterialProperties

C

Tool steel,
hardened
· very long service life
· very sturdy
· optimum hardness
· resistant
· highly magnetic
· sensitive to corrosion
(Protection only by nickel plating)

S

Stainless steel (INOX)· largely stainless
· fine tips available
· good hardness values
· slightly magnetic

SA

Stainless steel· stainless
· antimagnetic
· resistant against most acids and vapors
· medium hardness

NC

NiCrMo steel· temperature-resistant up to 800°C
· continuous use temperature 600°C
· highest hardness HRC 60-64
· antimagnetic
· high dimensional stability
· resistant against most acids, alkalis and vapors

TA

Titan

· stainless / acid-resistant
· antimagnatic                                                             · very sturdy
· very light
· temperature-resistant up to 870°C
· continuous use temperature 350°C

BR

Copper zinc
alloy (bronze)
· antimagnetic
· largely resistant to corrosion by water and vapor
· very good cold formability
· suitable for sensitive mechanical parts

CF

conductive carbon fiber
reinforced Carbofib
(PA)
· ESD safe, conductive
· chemical resistance
· gentle on surfaces
· strong and durable
· surface resistance 10² ohm
· temperature-resistant up to 190°C
· continuous use temperature 130°C

CP


conductive carbon fiber
reinforced PEEK
· ESD safe, dissipative
· very hard and stiff
· high resistance against aggressive chemicals
· surface resistance 105 - 106 ohm
· temperature-resistant up to 300°C
· continuous use temperature up to 260°C

LR

glass fiber reinforced PPS· high dimensional stability
· good hardness value
· good chemical resistance
· electrically insulating and suitable for microwaves
· self-extinguishing
· temperature-resistant up to 230°C
· continuous use temperature 200°C
Note:
All-steel tweezers are 100% conductive. In certain circumstances they can be used in ESD areas. The decision about an application in ESD areas is up to the user.

MZ
Ceramic

Zirconia ceramic and aluminium· no electromagnetic induction at high frequency
· no eddy current losses
· 100% electrically insulating
· 100% antimagnetic
· 100% antistatic
· 100% stainless
· extremely wear-resistant
· temperature-resistant up to 700°C
· extremely low thermal conductivity
· resistant to acids and alkalis (except for hydrofluoric acid)
· extremely smooth anti-adhesive surface
· tips can break in case of misuse

Coatings

Note:
The following coatings can be applied to all suitable tweezers. Prices on request.
Code letterCoatingProperties

DC

Diamond-like
carbon coating
· highest surface resistance
· high hardness value

DR

Nitrile · very soft and elastic
· high chemical resistance
· ESD safe, dissipative
· In compliance with ESD standard DIN EN 61340-5-1 

EP

Polyester epoxy· insulation resistance > 1012 ohm
· high chemical resistance
· temperature-resistant up to 150°C

ESD
(NE)

ESD
Polyester epoxy (black)
· ESD safe
· temperature-resistant up to 150°C
· In compliance with ESD standard DIN EN 61340-5-1

NP

Nickel· high mechanical strength

TE

Teflon· anti-adhesive coating
· scratch-resistant
· stainless
· temperature-resistant up to 200°C