About ETA

ETA arms at the Tesla Gigafactory

If you’re on the front lines of an industrial assembly process your bottom line depends upon wise capital investment in tools and equipment. It also depends upon productive, injury-free workers producing your company’s product efficiently and without defects.

Good assembly tools are expensive. But they are worth it if you use them effectively and take good care of them. This is where the idea of a tool or torque arm came from decades ago. Eliminate torque reaction for the operator, improve fastening processes and increase tool longevity by preventing careless abuse.

If you buy industrial assembly tools it is doubtful that you spend much time looking at or thinking about tool arms to put them on.  You usually pick the best tool for the task and then the need to put that tool on an arm comes up later. We get that. But guess what? We spend most of our time thinking about assembly arms and tap arms. So ETA and it’s authorized distributors can make it very easy for you to get quality assembly arms or smart-arms (smart-arms provide position feedback) at a very reasonable cost.

Knowing the industrial assembly tool market and the application of torque arms, as well as an extensive background in product design & manufacturing gave ETA associates the seed idea for the formation of Ergonomic Tool Arms LLC just a few years ago (2010).

Many of the older sources for tool arms are large tool companies offering hundreds of industrial assembly tools and accessories. Torque arms are not central to their business. Try and find someone at most of those companies who has expertise in using & specifying tool arms. Or ask them to customize 1 torque arm for a unique application. Okay so before you get frustrated doing that just call us or better yet call your ETA distributor and ask him to pay you a visit.

When you need a specific industrial tooling product, like a torque arm or tap arm, wouldn’t it be nice to talk to someone whose whole livelihood depends upon expertise in that one product and it’s correct application and how that will help your operation? And wouldn’t it also great not to have to pay through the nose for that service? Call us and find out how nice the experience really is.  Our number is 855-Tool Arm (855-866-5276).

When we started out our goal was to design a simple, well made arm that could be adapted and accessorized to handle the major needs in bench assembly and tapping arm markets. We also insisted we would make all critical components and assemble everything right here in the USA.

From the beginning we knew we had a good design offered at a very reasonable price, but we honestly expected that it would take some time to get people to try something new from a new company. What surprised us was the response from the industrial marketplace. Sales took off rather quickly and within the first 2 years ETA distributors had received multiple reorders from hundreds of major manufactures in North America and overseas. Through our very capable distributor network we soon had a list of customers who were top aerospace, automakers, auto component suppliers, appliance, small engine, off-road equipment manufacturers, medical and many other consumer product manufacturers.

ETA customers include;
ABB Robotics
AL Automotive Lighting
American Airlines
American Axle
Ames -True Temper
Anvil International
Baldor Electric Motors (now ABB)
Bijur Delimon Intl.,
BAE Systems
Boeing Aerospace
Borg Warner  
Bosch Tool Corp
Bose Corporation
Bradford White Corp
Briggs & Stratton
Bucher Hydraulics
Chrysler Corp.
Clopay garage doors
Columbia Helicopter
Continental Teves, Inc
Cooper Electric
Corning Glass
Crown Forklifts
Dana Driveshaft Mfg.
Danaher Controls
DRS Power & Control Technologies
Dupont Performance Materials
Eaton Corp.
Emerson Tool Co.
Ford Motor Company
F & P America (Honda Parts)
Freightliner Corporation
Geiger International Office Furniture
Gem Sensors
General Dynamics
General Electric
GKN Driveline Newton, LLC
Haas Automation, Inc
Hayward Pool & Spa Equipment
Henry Repeating Arms
Herman Miller, Inc
Hitachi Cable America
Horton Fan Drives
HON Furniture
Hubbell Electrical Products
Hunter Douglas
Husqvarna /Poulan
Igloo Coolers
ITW – Diagraph MSP
JR Automation
John Deere
Johnson Controls
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Outdoors
Knape & Vogt
Knoll Furniture
Kollmorgan Motion Tech
Lennox Industries
Lockheed Martin
Magna International
Magneti Marelli
Martin Guitars
Marshalltown Tools
Masco Cabinets
Mueller Fire Hydrants
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Polaris Industries
Purolator Products
Renewal by Andersen
Rubbermaid (Newell Rubbermaid)
Schneider Electric
Sioux Chief Manufacturing    
SL Tennessee Co
Steel Case
Sturm Ruger & Co
The Toro Co.
Trimble Navigation
United Technologies (UTC)
UTC Aerospace Systems
Vermont Castings and Harman
Wayne Fuel Dispensers – Div of GE Energy
Whirlpool Appliance
……and hundreds more

We hope you will be as pleased with the value and performance of our tool arms as the rest of our customers. Contact us and let us know. If you purchase an ETA product and are dissatisfied with it in any way, you are free to send it right back  for a refund.

And Thank you in advance for choosing ETA Tool Arms!