Yield Point for Plug-Type Connection with Nut

If in a plug-type screw connection the nut is gradually tightened more and more firmly, then the resistance increases steadily until a threshold is reached at which the screw begins to lengthen at which the screw begins to lengthen permanently. At this stage, even a weak force suffices to lengthen it even further. The tightening…

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Selecting the Proper Torque Wrench

There are a wide variety of Preset and Adjustable torque wrenches and selecting the shape and size for your application can be easy. However, understanding the variety of torque delivery mechanisms of torque wrenches can be confusing. A Preset torque wrench is similar to a person setting an alarm clock to signal the achievement of…

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Dial Screwdriver for Torque Measuring

Three Test Methods of Verifying Torque Specifications

Once a torque specification is determined, the joint should be audited to verify the product has been fastened to the proper torque value. It is important to audit the joint for accuracy and to ensure your product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead…

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Cam-Over Torque Wrench Eliminates Over-Torque Conditions

The TSN is a pre-set torque wrench that’s ideal for maintenance and production applications where over-torque conditions are not tolerated. Built with a cam-over design, the accurate TSN torque wrench prevents a fastener or bolt from being over-torqued. The design action of the cam-over torque wrench is such that when the tool reaches its pre-set…

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Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims In the Assembly Area

When planning a production area, it pays dividends in the long term to plan the ergonomics of the operation and consult a health and safety inspector or ergonomic manager. Ensure both the workplace and the assembly operation are compatible with the majority of operators who will work there. This can reduce future costs arising from…

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