Loosening Torque Test Method

Loosening Torque Test Method

Every time a fastener is used to form a joint between two parts, torque control is a key element of that formula. Ensuring a well-tightened fastener is installed properly to the pre-defined torque specification will determine the success or failure of a product. Torque testing is key to identifying and reducing fastening failures. A lack…

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First Movement Torque Testing

Method for Conducting a First Movement Torque Test

Torque is a critical component in manufacturing many products. Once the assembly process is completed, measuring torque isn’t finished. A threaded fastener should be audited to verify the joint has been tightened to the proper torque specification. Verification ensures compliance to quality requirements. Residual torque is the amount of tension that remains in a joint…

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Dial Torque Wrenches

Measuring Torque with Dial Torque Wrenches

Every day we go about our lives, unaware of the vital role torque plays in our safety. Tightening down a bolt until it “feels tight” is no way to guarantee quality and safety. A proper production and quality assurance system is needed to ensure products and services meet today’s high demands. A dial torque wrench…

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Position Control Torque Arm System

Fastening Sequence with a Touch

Specifying a fastening sequence is a good manufacturing procedure to implement for many assembly projects. It can be critical for key torque applications. The wrong sequence could cause manufacturing failures and add additional rework expenses. The sequence of tightening bolts or screws can have a major influence on the resulting preloads. A good tightening sequence ensures…

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Ergonomic Torque Arms

Ergonomic Torque Arm Prevents Assembly Injuries

A poorly designed and functioning assembly worksite leads to potential employee injuries and additional expenses can incur. With large volume manufacturing facilities, power tools are often used for tightening down fasteners. Assembly power tools increase productivity and reduce manufacturing costs. Tools that operate at high speeds increase risk factors. Power tools generally produce unwanted torque…

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Automating the Torque Measuring Process

Automating the Torque Measuring Process

Manufacturing facilities are equipped with various torque tools for handling all the different fastening applications at that site. Hand and assembly power tools are being operated daily. Performing tool calibrations in the lab and torque audits in the production area requires a multitude of torque sensors and measuring equipment. Often when quality engineers or calibration…

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Direct Plug-in Electric Screwdrivers

Set up Guide for Direct Plug-in Electric Screwdrivers

Assembly applications that require the manufacturing staff to tighten fasteners time after time, a power tool is often the tool of choice. Electric torque screwdrivers are designed to increase productivity and repeatable torque control. Mountz electric screwdrivers are built to automatically shut-off once the preset torque value is reached and provide precision repeatability. A Mountz…

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Mountz Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving – Care About People

Each year, at Thanksgiving, I’m asked to write something for our blog or newsletter that speaks to our company culture and values. It’s no secret that I love the family aspect of Thanksgiving. In fact, it has become a custom at Mountz to share a pre-Thanksgiving lunch together, where we all cook and eat together.…

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