Every day we go about our lives, unaware of the vital role torque plays in our safety. Tightening down a bolt until it “feels tight” is no way to guarantee quality and safety. A proper production and quality assurance system is needed to ensure products and services meet today’s high demands.
A dial torque wrench from Mountz is a reliable way to ensure your torque needs are being met. These measuring tools can be used as an assembly tool, but are best used as a quality control instrument to verify or monitor torque. For torque auditing and measurement applications, a dial wrench is alternative solution to a digital wrench for performing a quick visual torque verification test.
Measuring torque doesn’t end once the manufacturing process is finished. A thorough quality control system needs to include a “Torque Auditing” program. A method to detect loose screws or any signs of joint relaxation. Torque auditing validates the tightening process, the torque tool, the engineering design and the materials used for the assembly application.
A fastener inaccurately or incorrectly tightened will lead to the product failures, which are costly. A dial torque wrench can be used to audit the residual torque on a previously tightened threaded fastener. There are three common torque auditing test methods used for measuring residual torque.
Test Methods for Auditing Torque
The Mountz dial wrench is often used for joint testing, auditing or verification of applied torque. The dial torque wrench captures the finishing torque applied to a fastener with a simple memory pointer system that clearly shows when peak torque is achieved. A mechanical stop provides overload protection up to 125% of full-scale.
The wrench is designed with a recessed dial, which minimizes damage to the dial display. With a handle made from lightweight aluminum and a durable scuff resistant finish, these dial wrenches will provide many years of reliable service. These tools are non-length dependent and will measure the correct torque whereever it is held along its handle.
Key Features of Mountz Dial Torque Wrenches
- Used for torque controlled tightening and torque measurements
- Non-length dependent wrench
- Dual scale reading in American and S.I. units
- Various models that range from 7 lbf.in – 1,500 lbf.ft
- Designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the accuracy and repeatability requirements of ISO 6789:2003
- Overload protection
With a range of models that cover from 7 inch-pounds up to 1500 foot-pounds, these dial wrenches are simple enough for operators of any skill level. The tool is designed with a double-end square drive, which allows it to be used for tightening and loosening fasteners. Some models have a light indicator signal. When the set torque is reached, the signal light will flash and provide an auditory beep, letting the operator know it’s time to stop applying force.
Using a quality dial 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.
Maintain a high-level of quality in your production by adding the Mountz dial torque wrench to your quality control process. Find the right dial wrench model for your needs.