Cam Over Torque Wrenches

Cam-Over Torque Wrenches Reduce Fastening Failures

Fasteners and bolts are commonly used to securely clamp two or more items together. Although these components seem like a small part of the design and assembly process, it shouldn’t minimize their importance. Improperly tightening fasteners can unknowingly cause catastrophic or latent failures. Lack of torque control for fastening applications has caused wheel detachment on…

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Quality Torque Control Program

Six Tips for Establishing a Quality Torque Control Program

In the manufacturing and assembly world, tightening, controlling, and measuring torque are imperative for production efficiency and reducing manufacturing costs. A fastener inadequately tightened can vibrate or work loose: conversely, if the tension is too high, the fastener can snap or strip its threads. Faced with these problems, manufacturers are realizing that precise torque control…

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heli-coil insert installation power tool

Installing Heli-Coil Screw Thread Inserts with a Power Tool

Heli-Coil screw thread inserts are common component used for a variety of automotive, military, communication, industrial and aerospace assembly applications. When installed into a heli-coil tapped hole, a heli-coil insert provides permanent conventional internal screw threads that accommodate any standard fastener or bolt. Using heli-coil inserts for parts that may require frequent maintenance is beneficial…

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Thread Locking Patches for Fasteners

Using Thread Locking Patches for Fasteners

For parts that are fastened together and endure constant vibration, fasteners may lose grip over time. What’s the solution? A thread locking patch applied to the screw. A thread locking patch is a simple concept. The threaded area of the screw is treated with a dot of nylon, or a layer that wraps completely around…

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Low Torque Sensors

Measuring Low Torque

Small torque tools are precision instruments designed to accurately and repeatedly tighten fasteners to a proper torque value. Overtime, all torque tools start to drift out of tolerance. Preventative maintenance and regular torque calibration cycles will ensure repeatable accuracy and adherence to international standards. Having reliable tools will increase productivity, reduce rejection rates and make…

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Torque Testing with the FTA-100 Torque Analyzer

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…

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Screw Presenters

Organize & Automate the Assembly Process with a Screw Presenter

Screw presenters make assemblers and the assembly process more efficient by mechanically presenting a screw to a fixed pick up point. The small and compact MSP screw presenter is designed to organize and automate work areas and production cells. These tabletop feeders can be used in combination with most any assembly application and power tool.…

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