Every industry which relies on torque tools does so for the same reason: accuracy and repeatability matters. Whether it’s in a ventilator, a satellite, or the heat exchanger of a nuclear submarine, a bolt or screw that is too loose could fall out.
Over time, torque tools will eventually end up delivering more or less torque than they are intended to. As a result, the fasteners they’re attaching may end up too loose, allowing them to back off under stress, or too tight, causing them to deform, shear, or otherwise break.
At that point, you may be liable for product failure in the field and will have to deal with the repercussions. So, how do you prevent this from happening? The best way—really, the only way—to be certain your torque tools are not falling out of tolerance when you use them is to test and verify the tools, regularly.
Keeping tools in calibration requires frequent torque verification. This is not because tools frequently go out of calibration. Instead, it’s because when tools do go out of calibration, it’s difficult to notice when it occurred and how long tools were used out of calibration.
Torque measurement is a key component of any quality control process. Learn the key benefits of conducting a routine torque verification process with your assembly tools.
What You Will Learn:
- Why torque verification is a necessary quality control process
- Ways to plan & schedule torque verification process
- Tactics for conducting a simple, routine torque verification process
- How to identify a tool is out of calibration
- Best practices for monitoring tool calibration daily or weekly to help reduce product liability
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