Select the right electric screwdriver for your application.

How to Select an Electric Screwdriver for the Manufacturing Process

Power-driven screwdrivers are suitable for an assortment of assembly applications. Determining the right electric screwdriver for your fastening application is a challenging process. The requirements for selecting an electric screwdriver for production engineers vary depending on the product type, materials, and the manufacturing process. When choosing the proper tool for the joint you are fastening…

Improve Torque Control with In-Process Monitoring

How to Improve Torque Control with In-Process Monitoring

Assembly processes generate a vast amount of fastening data in real-time that can provide valuable information to aid manufacturers in making more intelligent process decisions and minimizing quality failures while maximizing productivity. A smart torque control system equipped with a transducer constantly measures torque in real time and feeds data into the system. In-process monitoring…

Calibrating a Torque Analyzer

How to Calibrate a Torque Analyzer and Torque Sensor

A torque analyzer or a torque sensor is a finely tuned laboratory-grade instrument for measuring torque, calibrating and verifying torque tools. Torque measurement equipment requires regular calibration to ensure accuracy and precision. Calibration is the method of comparing tools and measuring devices to higher accuracy standards. Torque calibration equipment is the official means by which…

Friction Impacts Torque and the Fastening Process

How Friction Impacts Torque and the Fastening Process

What is the relationship between torque and friction? The process of tightening a fastener involves various elements. The friction behavior between the fastener and the joint is critical to secure the desired clamp load. Torque and friction go together like peanut butter and jelly or nuts and bolts.   With the torque control assembly method, it is…

Torque Control

Torque 101: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Torque Control

Lack of torque control has caused wheel detachment on vehicles, failures with life-saving medical instruments, and prevented electronic devices from functioning. Engineers risk product failures and escalating scrap rate costs with their manufacturing process without torque control. To many manufacturers, understanding the various elements of torque control is often overlooked or misunderstood. Manufacturers must-have resources…

EZ-TorQ III Torque Verification Tool

How to Identify When a Torque Tool is Drifting Out of Calibration

Over time and daily usage, a torque tool will eventually deliver more or less torque than intended. Relying only on time-based calibration intervals for torque tools exposes manufacturers to risks. Discovering the device is found out of calibration generates uncertainty. How long has the tool been used to tighten fasteners while out of calibration? The…

Mountz Cam-Over Torque Wrenches

3 Ways to Prevent Over-Torque Bolting Failures with Cam-Over Wrench

Implementing a solution that prevents over-torque events is critical for engineers to reduce scrap rate costs. Applying the right amount of torque to each fastener maximizes its holding potential. Over-torquing a fastener generates risks of fastening failures and damaged products. Applying too much force while tightening a fastener can result in over-stretching a bolt, stripping…

Validate a power tool's calibration

How to Test a Power Tool Calibration & Reliability

How often do you verify a power tool calibration and repeatable performance? Over time or usage, these tools drift out of tolerance, and the risk reliability increases. Maintaining accuracy, repeatability, and safety quality standard are significant benefits for validating the power tool’s status. Measuring dynamic torque is a troubleshooting solution for evaluating the fastening joint…

5 Ways to Improve Process Efficiency with Fastening Automation Workflows

5 Ways to Improve Process Efficiency with Fastening Automation Workflows

Is lost productivity impacting your manufacturing output? Repetitive fastening tasks managed across multiple workstations, tools, and assembly operators is an opportunity to improve process efficiency. Implementing a fastening automation workflow allows engineers to bridge the productivity gap. Grouping similar processes and assigning standardized tightening tasks allows manufacturers to streamline the assembly productivity process and remove…

Error-Proofing Assembly Process Techniques

Learn 5 Key Error-Proofing Assembly Process Techniques

Solving fastening errors is about controlling variables or eliminating potential risks that create an unwanted fastening event. Mistake proofing is the quickest path to zero defects and is a critical enabler for efficient manufacturing. Error-proofing the complete tightening process improves manufacturers’ quality control process by reducing the number of defective products pulled from the assembly…