When manufacturing emergency equipment, proper torque control is paramount.

The Importance of Torque Control in Emergency Equipment Manufacturing

Emergency equipment varies widely. Simple tools—like backboards, braces, anchors, pulleys, ladders, and axes—intermingle with more complex equipment like SCBA gear, ventilation fans, HAZMAT-rated suits, the jaws of life, and even remote-controlled or autonomous search and rescue drones. For each of the many, far-ranging types of emergencies in the civil, industrial, wildland, marine, or military spheres,…

Soft-stop electric torque screwdrivers are ideal for working with plastic assembly fasteners.

Protecting Plastic Assembly Fasteners for Appliances with Soft-Stop Electric Torque Screwdrivers

Modern appliance manufacturers must work continuously to improve the efficiency of their operations in the face of stiff competition domestically and abroad. Producing household or commercial appliances—like dishwashers, washing machines, or televisions—requires a faster pace and greater accuracy than ever to meet the market’s demands for speed and volume. At the same time, lightweight, inexpensive…

It's important to ensure accurate torque values for metric bolts.

Using, Converting, and Understanding Torque Values for Metric Bolts

You’ve heard the story. In 1999, a navigation error caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to enter the planet’s atmosphere incorrectly, where it burned and shook itself down to microcomponents and molecules. Why? Because information transferred between the spacecraft’s manufacturers and the navigation team was never converted from English units to metric. While it was incorrect…

Medical manufacturing requires precise torque control.

Appropriate Torque Verification Devices and Procedures for Medical Manufacturing

Medical devices sold in the United States are subject to some of the most stringent manufacturing requirements in the world. Guidelines for every stage, from establishment registration to labeling, are detailed in U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Inspections are regularly conducted to enforce FDA regulations, and fiduciary penalties are levied for noncompliance. In…

It's important to establish a set schedule for torque tool calibration.

How Often Do Torque Tools Require Calibration? Staying Ahead of the Torque Calibration Period

Which force has the biggest effect on our world? Gravity is certainly a strong contender for top dog—it keeps you in your seat, your house on the ground, and the sun in the sky. There is, however, another force that affects our world nearly equally: entropy, gravity’s opposite. If gravity is the tendency things have…

For electronics manufacturing, high-quality micro torque tools are a must.

A Guide to Selecting Micro Torque Screwdrivers for Electronics Manufacturing

A little bit of torque goes a long way in the world of electronics manufacturing. The ongoing miniaturization of components has resulted in smaller and smaller screws being used to hold together electronics products. At the same time, the criticality of delivering the proper amount of torque remains unchanged. Over-torquing fasteners can lead to deformed…