Whether you are tightening large or small bolts and nuts with a torque wrench, the end goal is to achieve precision torque control with a high degree of accuracy. There are various types of torque wrenches for different bolting applications. Preset wrenches are typically used for production applications where a single torque setting is required and it helps prevent incidental adjustment or an operator tampering with the setting. Adjustable wrenches typically have a torque scale that is stamped, laser marked or enclosed in a display window along the handle.
Viewing the scale of mechanical torque wrench and judging the actually torque output isn’t always a practical solution for an assembly application. An alternative solution is a digital torque wrench that provides an electronic display of the torque reading. The MTWD is a digital wrench designed for daily fastening applications in a production environment. The electronic wrench comes with technology-assisted precision, sporting a digital display of torque readings, plus visual, acoustic and sensory signals that alert an operator once the pre-set torque is reached.
Key Benefits of the MTWD Digital Wrench
- Designed for daily assembly applications
- Programmable torque settings
- Visual, acoustic and sensory signal (handle vibrates) when the set torque is reached
- Four units of torque measurement available: N.m, lbf.ft, lbf.in, kgf.m
- Heavy-duty bi-directional ratchet head
- Operating mode: Peak
- Holds “Peak” torque readings for 15 seconds
- LCD screen for high visibility
- Lightly knurled non-slip grip
- Four-digit display
- Battery operation
The user-friendly MTWD wrench is simple to use and displays real time torque values. Easily pre-set the desired torque value and apply force until the green LED illuminates and the handle vibrates. Great for light industrial, automotive, electronics and aircraft applications. Perfect for noisy environments.
The digital wrench is designed for an operator to simply program a pre-set torque value. The operator can set the tolerance parameters for the digital torque wrench to control the Go and No-Go response signal. The operator sets the lower and upper torque thresholds to get the visual, audible and sensory warning signals once the pre-set torque limits are reached or breached during operation. This function is primarily used for safety and quality control.
Using a quality electronic torque wrench makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. 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 fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners. Torque measurement should occur in all three facets of the assembly process.
Selecting the proper torque wrench depends on the requirements needed for the fastening application. Learn more about this handy digital tool.