Often, regular tool calibration is forgotten, ignored or delayed. Similar to routine car maintenance, periodic servicing is necessary or repairs can become quite expensive. All torque tools must be properly calibrated and maintained on a preventative maintenance and calibration schedule. Calibrating a hand or power torque tool is process that manufacturers need to ensure occurs on standard and consist basis. Regular tool calibration ensures repeatable accuracy and adherence to international standards.
The Torquemate® FTA-100 is a new torque tester by Mountz, Inc. designed for torque testing and calibrating torque tools. The digital torque tester provides exceptional accuracy for measuring torque on various torque tools including pulse tools, hand screwdrivers, torque wrenches and power assembly tools. The small size and portability of the torque analyzer makes it ideal for checking torque tools on production floor daily or weekly to ensure the tools aren’t falling out of calibration.
The versatile and cost effective torque calibration instrument features the ability to count pulses, which is a key element for the setting the torque on a pulse tool as well as evaluating the maintenance schedule for a pulse tool. The FTA-100 unit displays both the peak torque reading and the number of pulses performed during a preset time frame to reach the final torque value.
Mountz is a pioneer in developing torque testers. With nearly 50 years of experience and manufacturing expertise, Mountz has engineered and manufactured 17 generations of innovative torque testers. Making a safer world through accuracy and precision is the core purpose of Mountz, Inc. Being an ISO 9001 certified company and ISO 17025 accredited company, Mountz knows quality. Understanding that manufacturers have various torque testing needs, Mountz has developed a broad range of torque analyzers to meet those demands.
Using a quality torque analyzer 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. Torque measurement should occur in all three facets of the assembly process.
Testing torque is literally a science and not something that can be left to chance. Talk with a torque expert. Have a Mountz representative visit your facility and provide a torque tester demonstration. Request an appointment today.