Manufacturers that manually tighten fasteners and require one consistent torque value have two basic obstacles to overcome. First, implement a torque tool that securely prevents an operator from either incidentally or intentionally tamper with a tool’s torque setting. Secondly, train the operator to properly use the tool correctly to help ensure the desired torque output is achieved during the repetitive fastening process.
The IPT is a preset click wrench (internally adjustable) by Mountz that ensures a reliable tightening process. A preset click wrench does not feature an external adjustment scale. These tools have an internal adjustment mechanism for setting the torque value and must be preset using a torque tester. Preset torque wrenches are typically used for production applications where there is one torque setting required. However, if the torque specification changes or a new project requires a different torque setting, the preset torque wrench is still flexible enough that a new torque setting can be set internally using a torque analyzer.
Designed with durable all-steel construction and a corrosion-resistant finish, these metal handle click wrenches are suitable for various production environments like machinery, aerospace, energy, automotive & transportation and appliance industries. Click wrenches are the most widely used torque product in the world. When the set torque is reached, the tool typically emits a loud audible “click.” The operator can feel the impulse from the tool and most break about 3 degrees after the set torque is reached and then become positive. Proper use and training is required so that operators stop pulling the moment the click sound is heard or felt. Resetting of the tool takes place when the hand pressure is released. Work can then immediately continue on the next fastener.
The IPT click wrench features a lightly knurled non-slip grip. Designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the accuracy and repeatability requirements of ISO6789: 2003, Mountz offers various models covering a torque range from 3.7 to 885.6 foot-pounds.
Using a quality preset click 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.
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