New Digital Torque and Angle Click Wrench Provides Operator with Immediate Performance Guidance and Feedback

Press Release Summary:

  • Equipped with 2.4 GHz WiFi radio and communicates with Global 400, Global 400mp, or TCV e2 controller
  • Offers data repository with actual torque and angle values that were applied to each fastener
  • Ideal for brake lines in auto industry where cars move through assembly line at 60 to 72 cars per hour

Original Press Release:

Sturtevant Richmont Redefines Productivity

Two Torque Wrenches In One Body

Carol Stream, Illinois May 18, 2020: Many fast-moving industrial assembly companies are faced with a conundrum. Their pace of assembly requires the speed, agility and ease of use found in a click wrench. Their quality standards and customers require the accuracy and attribution of a digital wrench. The challenge has been that the digital wrench has historically been too slow to maintain the pace of assembly. 

Not any longer! 
Introducing the Sturtevant Richmont TAC digital torque and angle click wrench. It has the speed, agility, and ease of use of a click wrench because it is a click wrench. It has the accuracy and reporting capabilities of a digital wrench because it is a digital wrench. It is truly two wrenches in one powder coated blue body.

The TAC wrench is ideal for brake lines in the auto industry where cars move through the assembly line at 60 to 72 cars per hour. The TAC wrench easily keeps pace while it provides the data repository with the actual torque and angle values that were applied to each fastener. The company maintains their pace of assembly while getting the accuracy and reporting that can only be gained with a digital wrench. Conundrum solved!

Any industry where assembly requirements can no longer afford the trade-off between speed and accuracy will find the TAC digital torque and angle click wrench highly beneficial. The TAC wrench is equipped with a 2.4 GHz WiFi radio and communicates with the Global 400, Global 400mp, or the new TCV e2 controller. These controllers communicate with the manufacturers PLC or MES. The controllers can also be driven by bar code scanner. This takes wireless error-proofing hand tools to a new level. 

When used with the Global 400 the TAC wrench displays both the point at which the wrench clicked and the Peak Torque Value, where the operator stopped pulling. The Peak value is reported to the data repository. This makes provides the operator with immediate performance guidance and feedback. 

Sturtevant Richmont sells through industrial distributors. The customer base includes the best in class companies in automotive, aerospace, agricultural equipment, heavy equipment, material handling, medical technology, and general manufacturing.

In 1924, Walter P. Chrysler invented the beam torque wrench and licensed Paul Sturtevant to manufacture and sell the invention. This was the start of the torque tool industry. Frank Livermont left Lockheed Martin to start Richmont. Sturtevant and Richmont were fierce competitors and were responsible for the bulk of the torque tool innovations, including the preset click wrench, the micrometer adjustable click wrench, interchangeable heads for torque wrenches, the torque screwdriver, and torque testers. In 1972, Dresser Industries acquired both companies, merging them into Sturtevant Richmont. In 1982, Jack Reynertson bought the company. In 2016, Snap-on Tools acquired the company.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Ryan Sarti at 630-384-8012, or email Ryan.Sarti@srtorque.com.

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