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Smart Cordless Screwdriver

June 27, 2024
June 21, 2024
Warning: Ensure that the speed switch is in its respective detent position. If it is between positions 1 and 2, the screwdriver may be damaged.
Do not change the speed switch while the screwdriver is running, as this may damage the screwdriver.

In this article, you will learn how to connect an ELAM Solutions Smart Cordless Screwdriver (SMACO 5) to ELAM via a Smart Work Assistant (SWA) 5 Client Wi-Fi. The screwdriver communicates with the SWA via an OpenProtocol Interface using Wi-Fi. The following explains how to set up the Wi-Fi connection between the SWA and the screwdriver.

Connecting the ELAM SMACO 5 to a SWA5 Hotspot

In this video, you will learn how to connect the ELAM Solutions Smart Cordless Screwdriver to a SWA5 and assign it to a station to use it.

To be able to connect the Smart Cordless Screwdriver to a hotspot, the tool must be in provisioning mode. This is how the provisioning mode is started:

  1. Take out the battery
  2. Hold down the tightening switch (both directions work)
  3. Put in the battery
  4. Release the tightening switch
  5. The screwdriver is in provisioning mode. The status LED lights up blue.
Important: If you remove and reinsert the battery in provisioning mode, the screwdriver restores its last settings and attempts to reconnect to the last WiFi.

When the tool is in provisioning mode, it creates a hotspot which you have to connect to. It is best to us a mobile device to connect via Wi-Fi to the tool.

How to connect the tool to a SWA 5 Hotspot:

  1. Log in to the hotspot with any WiFi-capable device with the name "ELAM-SCS-001-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" (MAC address of the screwdriver). It is best to use a smartphone or tablet for this.
  2. Click on the device.
  3. Wait a moment until a browser window opens automatically.
  4. Once the website has loaded, you will see all devices with an open connection in the Wi-Fi list.
  5. Select the Wi-Fi of the SWA 5 Mini Client and enter the Wi-Fi password of the device. By default, the Wi-Fi password is the SWA serial number located on the side of the device.
  6. Now enter the password including the separators as follows: SWA-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX (replace the "XXXX." with the numbers)
  7. Now click on the "connect" button to establish the connection.
  8. "Success" appears as an information message. If an error message appears, please repeat steps 1-7.
Important: When the "Success" info message appears, the tool is automatically created under ELAM Administration / Tools of your ELAM Solutions system. You can always recognize newly created tools as a station assignment is missing. As a rule, this must always be set by the user so that the tool can be used at the intended station.


When the screwdriver has successfully connected to ELAM, the status LED lights up magenta. To be able to use the Smart Cordless Screwdriver in ELAM Solutions, you must assign it to a station.

Description of the status-LED

LED Color Status
Blue No network settings saved, Wi-Fi provisioning required.
Yellow No connection to WiFi. The device is trying to connect to the configured WiFi.
Yellow blinking No connection to Elam. The device is waiting for a connection to the Elam OpenProtocol Controller.
Magenta No Result Subscription received. The device is waiting to receive the Result Subscription (MID 60) from the Elam OpenProtocol Controller.
Cyan The device is waiting to receive the enable signal (MID 43) from the Elam OpenProtocol Controller.
White blinking Enable signal received from the Elam OpenProtocol Controller.
White Tightening in progress.
Red blinking The device's battery is (almost) empty.
LED off No battery inserted. / Battery completely empty. / Device or battery defective.

Overview of the torque values

Torque values in Nm are listed below for the following increments on the adjusting ring:

Workrange tightening registration: Speed setting 2 Workrange tightening registration: Speed setting 1 Increment on adjusting ring Torque
Yes Yes 1 approx. 0,3 Nm
Yes Yes 5 approx. 0,82 Nm
Yes Yes 9 approx. 1,35 Nm
No Yes 13 approx. 1,88 Nm
No Yes 17 approx. 2,41 Nm
No Yes 21 approx. 2,9 Nm

When driving machine screws

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Inkrements Guideline for machine screw diameter
1 - 3 2,5 mm
4 - 8 3 mm
9 - 18 4 mm
19 - 21 5 mm

FAQ/ Troubleshooting

The screwdriver has successfully connected to the Wi-Fi, but the status LED is flashing yellow

The status LED is flashing red
  • The battery is empty. Replace the battery with a full battery and charge the empty battery in the charging station provided.

After a battery change, the screwdriver is no longer working and the status LED lights up blue
  • Provisioning mode was activated by pressing the tightening switch when inserting the battery. Remove the battery and insert it again without pressing the tightening switch. The screwdriver automatically restores its previous configuration.

The screwdriver doesn't work anymore in an opened tightening step
  • When being idle for too long, the screwdriver loses the enable signal. The LED is lighting up magenta. Repeat the tightening step to re-enable the enable signal.