Screw Counter prevents screw fastening errors.
September 14, 2009 -
Taking control of assembly process, Scout Screw Counter verifies that all fasteners have been installed and seated to tool's preset torque setting. Unit detects cross-threading, omissions, unfinished rundowns, and cycle incompletes. Programmed manually through keypad, Scout alerts operator with buzzer sound and displays red light if fastening error is detected. It can be integrated with PLC system to activate other functions for line control.
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1080 N. 11th St.
San Jose, CA, 95112
New Scout Screw Counter by Mountz Improves Assembly Process and Prevents Costly Screw Fastening Errors
San Jose, Calif., - The Scout screw counter helps manufacturers detect and eliminate costly screw-fastening errors during the assembly process. Using a screw counter is like putting the eyes and ears of a quality control manager where they are needed most - right on the assembly area. The Scout verifies that all fasteners have been installed and were seated to the tools preset torque setting. The screw counter takes the control of the assembly process out of the operator's hands.
Designed to detect cross-threading, omissions, unfinished rundowns and cycle incompletes, the Scout ensures the assembly process is done correctly the first time. The Scout operates jointly with Mountz electric screwdrivers and STC30 power supply. The Scout features the ability to 'learn' the characteristics of not only the power tool but also that of the application that it is being used on. This allows the Scout to distinguish between a fastener that was properly seated and one that was either stripped or cross-threaded.
The intent of the screw counting process is to ensure that all fasteners are accounted for during the assembly process. The later an error is detected on the assembly line, the more it costs in rework time and expenses. If a fastening error is committed and detected during the assembly process, the operator can it fix by properly completing the process or prevent the faulty product from being moved down the line.
The Scout is programmed manually through the keypad. The unit gives the operator audible and visual indications that the assembly has been completed or if it has been rejected. If a fastening error is detected, the Scout alerts the operator with a buzzer sound and displays a red light indicating a screw fastening error. The unit displays the type fastening error that occurred on its screen.
The Scout features the ability to store multiple fastener settings for applications that use a variety of fasteners. The flexible screw counter can be integrated with a PLC system, to activate other functions for line control. The Scout offers password protection to prevent incidental or operator tampering of settings. Requiring little space, the Scout's compact design and mounting brackets allows the unit to easily be integrated into the workspace without disrupting the production flow.
The Scout screw counter improves production yields, manufacturing costs, product quality, product reliability, reputation and profitability by ensuring that every assembly has been subjected to a quality control review process right on the assembly area.
Controlling torque is quintessential for companies to ensure their product's quality, safety and reliability isn't compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn't properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.
About Mountz, Inc.
San Jose, California based Mountz Inc. produces a wide variety of torque tools, including torque analyzers, torque testers, torque sensors, torque wrenches, electric screwdrivers, torque screwdrivers, torque multipliers, assembly tools, screw counters, tool balancers, torque arms and special torque applications.
Over the last 40 years, Mountz Inc. has proven its in-depth knowledge of torque solutions by consistently developing and producing as well as marketing and servicing highly sophisticated, cutting-edge tools. Mountz Inc., known among members of the industry as the nation's premier torque tool supplier, is an ISO 9001 registered and ISO 17025 accredited company. Mountz Inc. offers tools that comply with ISO6789:2003 and are constructed from high quality materials, engineered for superior reliability and safety and backed by a standard warranty.
For more information about Mountz visit our website at www.etorque.com