The failure of a threaded stud that isn’t properly welded can lead to failures further along the assembly process or latent failures with a stud breaking in finished products, which costs manufacturers money and time with warranties and rework. Unfortunately, many manufacturers don’t use a quality control tool to test and verify if a threaded stud is securely welded or if it will simply break off. The Weld Stud Test Tool by Mountz, Inc. is designed for a quick and easy controlled test of the integrity of welds holding threaded studs onto sheet metal.
A simple way to test the shear torque of threaded studs is apply a straight pull of the Weld Stud Test Tool (no side load). When the wrench breaks-over and the stud is still attached then it passed. If the threaded stud breaks off – then it failed.
For assembly applications that utilize sheet metal or other metal products during the manufacturing of metal enclosures, appliances and automotive parts, threaded studs that are welded are a component that may be used. A company that manufacturers popcorn machines, conveyor ovens, and toasters wanted the capability to test the integrity of welds used on the threaded studs in the products it produced before the assembly process was completed. The manufacturer was experiencing repetitive problems with studs breaking in the products it produced. It cost the company time and money, which ultimately affected their bottom line.
Supplying customers with defective products was impacting the manufacturer’s image and reputation. The engineering staff searched for a solution. When evaluating the quality problem, the breaking point of the studs was unknown to them. There were four different size studs that were welded into place, all of which required a different specification.
The manufacturer found the solution with the Mountz Weld Stud Test Tool. A simple and economical testing solution to stop a growing and costly quality issue. With the tool the manufacturer tested and evaluated the process and material that was used in welding threaded studs in its products. Then engineers developed specifications to be used with each of the different size studs that were used. After implementing the inspection process of testing the various threaded studs that were used in all their products, the manufacturer’s product quality improved and they saved over $5,000 a day by eliminating warranties and rework.
A simple mechanical test with the Weld Stud Test Tool provides manufacturers with easy test results. It’s a low cost tool that provides a successful solution to eliminate threaded studs that are welded from breaking in the field or during the assembly process.
Using a quality control tool makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Testing the welds holding threaded studs onto sheet metal is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a threaded stud that isn’t properly welded can lead to catastrophic or latent failures.
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