A pre-set torque wrench is similar to a person setting an alarm clock to signal the achievement of a selected time. The torque wrench is pre-set to the required torque value of the application and then the tool signals the operator when torque is achieved.
Inside the TSN torque wrench, a precision radial ball clutch “slips-free” when the pre-set torque is reached preventing the fastener from being over-torqued. The use of a cam-over torque wrench takes the operator influence out of the torque equation and offers more accurate and repeatable results than a standard ‘click’ type wrench. A click wrench typically breaks about 3 degrees after set torque is reached and then becomes positive. If the operator continues to pull on the click wrench, he or she can over tighten the fastener.
The TSN torque wrench features a tamper-proof internal adjustment. There is no external adjustment scale so the wrench must be preset using a torque tester. Crafted with a soft texture grip, Mountz offers various TSN wrench models covering a torque range from 2 foot-pounds up to 90 foot-pounds.
Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently torqued can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners. Using a quality torque wrench has become increasingly important for many companies to ensure that proper torque is being applied and maintains gauge requirements associated with the ISO 9001 Quality Standard.