There are no hard and fast answers to this question since there are several points to consider. These include: frequency of use, general care, ambient conditions, and the torque setting of the power tool. The type of fastening process must be considered as well. An airplane assembly company may undergo rigorous daily testing whereas an machine shop may test less frequently.
The Benefits of Torque Testing
Accuracy, repeatability and safety are the major benefits of checking your torque tool calibration (also known as torque verification). The benefit of owning a torque tester though, is that you are able to easily and quickly verify your torque output whenever needed. Daily or weekly, instantly verify a torque tool is still in or out of calibration with the new EZ-TorQ III.
When a torque tool becomes out of calibration over time or from overuse, the risks increase. For example, if torque output is low, a nut could become loose. Conversely, over-torquing could lead to premature breakage. Obviously, this could lead to a host of catastrophic results in the workplace and beyond. Practicing torque verification and calibration provides for an added preventative measure in ensuring workplace efficiency and safety.
How Easy is it Verify a Torque Tool?
Torque measurement is a key component for any quality control process. Learn the key benefits for conducting a routine torque verification process with your assembly tools.
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