A Heater Manufacturer Improves First Pass Rating with the Implementation of Torque Analyzers


San Jose, Calif., - A heater manufacturing company selects torque analyzers to solve quality control issues it experienced during its manufacturing process. The heater manufacturing company assembles floorboard heaters and in-wall bathroom heaters for residential construction. A deformation with the coated sheet metal used to house the heating element in floorboard unit occurred during the production process.

They started to test the process and determine what was causing the issue. Using a torque analyzer system they did some destructive testing to first determine at what torque applied to the product would cause the deformation in the coated sheet metal.

Once the torque value was determined for the product, they next examined the pneumatic tools being used in the assembly process. The pneumatic torque screwdrivers were set once every six months or at the time of purchase at a preset torque value. This torque value, however, was derived from a chart supplied by the fastener manufacturer, which was at 80% of the fastener yield value. The torque value did not account for the material the fastener was clamping together, which was causing product deformation, paint chipping, increased rework, and decreased their productivity.

After adjusting torque value, the production manager implemented the EZ-TorQ bench-top torque analyzer to check the pneumatic screwdrivers periodically. By checking the pneumatic tools more frequently with the EZ-TorQ torque tester, the production manager was able to monitor when pneumatic screwdrivers would start to fall out tolerance and need to be recalibrated. The process change decreased product defects and rework and increased productivity.

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 torqued can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners. Using a quality torque analyzer has become increasingly important for many companies to ensure that proper torque is being applied and maintains gauge requirements associated with the ISO Quality Standard.

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, balancers 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 & ISO 17025 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 website at www.etorque.com

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