What’s one thing the future is guaranteed to bring? More work. More products must be built, faster. In order to keep pace with the constantly accelerating economy, manufacturers must find ways to increase their output without significantly increasing their cost input. The best way to do so is to invest in better tools.
The precision torque screwdrivers of the future help manufacturers do more work for less money. The next generation of FG cam-over preset hand screwdrivers from Mountz provides an ideal example. The first of its line, this screwdriver holds calibration four times longer than the ISO standard requires and doesn’t even need light service until 100,000 cycles. That’s 100,000 screws tightened and up to 100,000 products shipped before the tool needs a rest.
Precision Torque Screwdrivers Protect Operators and Ensure Quality
Speaking of rest, the redesigned grip of the FG screwdriver provides ergonomic support for tool operators, preventing fatigue and helping to reduce repetitive motion injuries. This means that the torque tools of the future help operators do more work than they were able to do before.
Preset hand torque screwdrivers are ideal for fastening applications where operators repeatedly assemble parts at the same torque setting. Engineered with a cam-over mechanism, the poka-yoke screwdriver prevents over-torque conditions. The right screwdriver can be given to any operator and they will deliver the correct torque, time after time.
In addition, the updated cam-over technology allows for a seemingly frictionless reset, preventing accidents like broken or backed-out fasteners. Since the tool also helps prevent side-load or axial force due to its unique bearing system, it ensures that each of the 100,000 fasteners is not only tightened but tightened correctly. And fewer fastening problems equals more work done faster.
Preset Torque Screwdrivers Improve Productivity Across Industries
Companies that stand to benefit from the precision preset torque screwdrivers of the future operate in many industries, including aerospace, defense, medical device manufacturing and instrumentation, communications, semiconductors, and contract manufacturing. Each of these industries requires volume manufacturing of products with narrow torque tolerances, rendering speed and torque delivery accuracy critical qualities of successful tooling solutions.
Torque tolerances in these industries are tight, for several reasons. The primary reason is that even slightly too much or too little torque applied to the screws which hold these products together can harm the product’s integrity. Too much torque can weaken or break a screw or its assembly. Too little can allow it to fall free. Either can lead to failure on the factory line, increasing the rate of lost product.
Modern, effective preset torque screwdrivers improve productivity by guaranteeing that the correct torque is applied to each fastener. This reduces the rate of lost product, improving the number of products assembled per hour. In addition, since the torque values are preset, operators won’t use any time toggling back and forth between different torque values. If a product assembly plan requires the same worker to tighten fasteners with different torque requirements at the same station, they can be provided multiple, color-coded screwdrivers. This helps workers fasten as quickly as possible by allowing them to focus on one task: fastening.
Improving Product Safety with Precision Preset Torque Screwdrivers
If a product fails in the factory, it can be a costly nuisance. But if a screw rattles loose under field conditions, it can be dangerous, in the case of a missile guidance system, or deadly, in the case of an internal medical device. Preset hand torque screwdrivers are designed specifically to prevent these issues. By always ensuring fasteners receive the right torque, they eliminate the chance of product defects arriving in the hands of customers. This stops accidents before they happen, improving safety and the manufacturer’s reputation for excellence.
Investing in the highest quality precision preset torque screwdrivers enables manufacturers to protect their reputations, avoid legal and regulatory penalties, and reliably meet production quotas and standards. Precision torque tools like the FG preset screwdriver, the most advanced hand torque screwdriver in the world, allow more products to be built with less downtime. Modern internal mechanisms to prevent backing out, side loads, and axial force improve profit margins by reducing lost product in the factory. To guarantee your company’s product’s today and business in the future, invest in precision torque tools.
Mountz, Inc., the Torque Tool Specialist®, is charting the future of precision torque tools. The FD driver is the first in a long line of equipment designed to change the world. 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. To get the latest torque-related news, follow us on LinkedIn.