Companies in many industries depend on advanced process and quality control to meet the demands of modern markets. Whether it’s to reduce lost product by improving fastening results or to prevent liability with ironclad process management, companies seek the right tools. In industries with narrow fastening tolerances—including medical manufacturing, semiconductors, aerospace and defense, general instrumentation, consumer electronics, communications, and contract manufacturing—that often means seeking out the best hand screwdriver.
The best hand screwdriver is naturally a cam-over torque screwdriver—a tool capable of limiting the amount of force applied to the head of a screw. This prevents damage to the product from over-tightening and stops under-tightened screws from working free. Given the low amount of force required and the small window for correct application, assembly workers will have difficulty consistently applying the right torque on their own. As such, torque screwdrivers are necessary.
Stopping under- and over-tightening helps to improve the quality control process for manufacturers by reducing the number of defective products pulled from the assembly line and hedging the risk of liability from product failures in the field. A screw rattling loose in the avionics of a high-performance jet or from an implanted medical device can cause major liability and reputational damage. High-profile or repeated failures can significantly affect safety, quality, and manufacturing costs. That’s why you need to find the best hand screwdriver for your operation.
Meeting Quality Control Requirements with Preset Torque Screwdrivers
Preset hand torque screwdrivers are ideal for fastening applications where operators repeatedly assemble parts at the same torque setting. A preset torque screwdriver can be compared to setting an alarm clock to signal the achievement of a selected time. As the name implies, the torque screwdriver is preset to the required torque value of the application, then the tool informs the operator when the proper torque is achieved.
It’s worth noting that a preset torque screwdriver does not feature an external adjustment scale. Instead, this tool has an internal adjustment mechanism for setting the torque value and, therefore, you must preset it internally using a hex key and a torque tester.
Once the tool is set, the screwdriver’s end cap is sealed with a calibration sticker and is ready for use. However, if the torque specification changes or a new project requires a different torque setting, the preset torque screwdriver is still flexible enough that you can establish a new torque setting using a torque analyzer.
Selecting the Best Preset Torque Screwdrivers
Preset torque screwdrivers differ on several vectors. Their torque control mechanism, precision, reliability, size, and even the handle all factor into their effectiveness on the assembly floor. Deciding on the right line of preset torque screwdrivers entails finding an assembly tool solution that repeatability delivers accuracy and precision for all of your fastening applications.
The torque control mechanism is what makes a torque screwdriver a torque screwdriver. A high-quality screwdriver features an internal cam-over design that slips when the proper torque is applied. This physically prevents too much torque from being applied, effectively eliminating lost product or product failures due to fastening errors.
The State-of-the-Art Precision Preset Torque Driver
Engineered and assembled in Silicon Valley, the Mountz FG line of precision preset torque screwdrivers are the most advanced hand tools in the world. These cam-over drivers include a sophisticated locking mechanism, a sleek and ergonomic design, and a low-impact reset mechanism to deliver the highest level of performance and comfort possible.
Mountz FG tools stay in calibration four times longer than the most stringent industry standard—ISO 6789. Engineered with a cam-over mechanism, the poka-yoke screwdriver prevents over-torque conditions. You can give Mountz FG tools to any operator and know that they will deliver the correct torque, time after time. The unique bearing system of the FG screwdriver increases the consistency of the torque delivered and improves joint reliability. In addition, these tools come with a two-year unlimited warranty and a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
Well-manufactured torque screwdrivers demonstrate notably smooth, effortless operation. The patented secure bit locking mechanism with one-touch release can only be activated by the user. The result is unmatched quality, accuracy, and precision for all fastening applications.
Mountz FG preset torque screwdrivers are the best hand screwdrivers for high-level process and quality control. The screwdriver’s repeatability, traceability, and precision grant companies the peace of mind of knowing that their critical products will stand up to use. Locking down the manufacturing process with documented, secured torque applications for each screw improves profit margins by guaranteeing quality assurance.
Mountz, Inc., the Torque Tool Specialist, is writing the next chapter in precision preset torque screwdrivers. To see our full range of products, shop our store. Contact us anytime to ask a question. To inquire about price, request a quote. If you’d like to see our equipment in person, schedule an appointment.