5 Tips to Creating Program to Control Torque

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If you work in manufacturing, you understand the how crucial it is to maintain the correct torque for the different components. This is critical to keep the manufacturing process as efficient and cost effective as possible. From using the right torque sensors to using the right tools, there are things you can do to make your program to properly measure and maintain the correct torque better and more effective.

  1. Understand the utility of proper torque control. The fatigue strength of the materials you are using is critically important to the reliability of the tools and machine equipment that is subjected two different stresses and loads. If you are looking at a bolt, you know that the bolt is there to keep two parts connected. The force exerted by the nut and bolt has to be greater than any force that exists to tear the system apart. You need to make sure that you have the correct initial level of tension in the system to insure the level of reliability you need.
  2. Get the right tool to control the torque. When you were looking at how to measure and control torque, there are a lot of options. The tools include different kinds of screwdrivers, torque wrenches, torque multipliers and sensors to measure torque. One thing that all of these tools have in common is the use of mechanisms for the correct calibration of the torque. The calibration itself can be sent by the factory we’re defined by the user. It is important to pick the right tool for the job of the materials being used. If the materials are plastic or aluminum, which are more lightweight, lighter tools can be used. Steel and other heavier materials require the use of heavier tools and equipment. Selecting the correct tools and sensors to to get the correct torque is an important part of the manufacturing process.
  3. Remember to keep employees’ safety and comfort in mind. Creating a more ergonomic environment for workers in the manufacturing setting is very important. When workers use power tools, they can often produce a torque reaction that causes repetitive stress injuries. When workers suffered these injuries, the result is often an increasing absenteeism, lowered productivity and even the potential for expensive claims for workers’ compensation and other liability issues. Therefore, the more ergonomic your workspace is, the better. It also helps to have an ongoing dialogue with your employees about how to best handle the manufacturing process. Your workers may have ideas and suggestions to make your workspace safer and more productive. Using the right torque tools and sensors can be a part of the discussion. Repetitive stress injuries can be prevented with some planning and the use of the correct tools.
  4. Have the right tools for tort measurements. There are several points at which torque measurement products need to be used. You need to use sensors before the assembly process begins, while it is occurring and once it is done. Making accurate torque measurements is crucially important for all manufacturers. The active making sure a nut and bolt fit snugly is not enough to determine if the torque is sufficient. It is not enough to assume that once the assembly process is complete that you did not have to think about torque measurement any further. To ensure proper quality control procedures are followed, many manufacturers use sensors to measure the torque after the survey process is complete. This allows companies to find any fasteners that have become loose or any relaxation of different joints that may have occurred.
  5. Torque tools need to be properly maintained. From time to time the tools you use for torque need to be inspected for wear and tear her parts are broken. It is important to check the calibration a regular basis. When this is done the torque tools in question will be much more accurate. Having a regular maintenance plan insures the accuracy of the equipment involved, increases tool performance and can significantly reduce the amount of downtime. Preventative maintenance of torque sensors equipment have a positive impact on any manufacturing company’s bottom line.

Achieving and maintaining the correct torque levels is very possible when companies make it a priority. These tips will help.


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Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, an investment banker, is a reporter and researcher for one of London’s leading media outlets. Formerly a trader and market maker at FTSE, she turned to media during the global recession. This website features some of her best and favourite articles, from all parts of the business world. Please let her guide you and your enterprise along the path to prosperity.