Applying proper torque to screws on an assembly line is critical to the integrity and functionality of manufactured components. Ensuring the application of adequate torque requires a screwdriver, or wrench with the proper range and accuracy of torque measurement. Obtaining the right torque instrument is easy with some understanding of how they work and the various features available.
Torque screwdrivers and torque wrenches allow the user to adjust the torque to a preset value within a certain range. Torque drivers include a torque-limiting clutch, which disengages once the operator has achieved the preset torque value. Basic torque measurement units include:
- Newton meters (Nm)
- Foot pounds (ft-lb)
- Inch ounces (in-oz)
Newton meters are the most common method of measuring torque. Common torque drivers range from 0.04-27 Nm. No single screwdriver covers the entire range.
Proper and frequent calibration of torque screwdrivers is essential for ensuring uniform assembly values. With these functions and characteristics in mind, consider the following torque-driver testing and calibration and torque measuring tools offered through Accu-Chek.
CDI is a respected brand leader in precision electronic and mechanical torque instruments, as well as force/tension calibration systems. Established in 1968, CDI has extensive experience in crafting the precision tools and instruments required for assembly line applications. Their torque tools, testing, and calibration equipment all meet or exceed the exacting standards required for ISO 9001:2015 certification.
The digital readouts of CDI instruments provide precise accuracy and include durable casing, which protects them from the inevitable wear that occurs with frequent use. CDI meets the standards of select OEM and industrial customers on a global scale, making their products a necessity for a wide range of assembly operations.
Craftsman Torque Force Wrenches
The Craftsman brand is a household name for a reason. Their torque wrenches and drivers provide the precise accuracy demanded by manufacturing assembly lines Craftsman torque tools provide readings in either foot-pounds or Newton-meters according to user preferences. Features of Craftsman torque wrenches include:
- Features a 3/8″ drive
- Accurate to ±4% of load requirement
- Locking feature adjusts quickly
- Click feature makes torque clear and easy to read
- Scales stamped into housing show standard and metric torque settings
- Ergonomic grips
- Durably constructed from steel and plastic
Accu-Chek provides the tools and calibration systems necessary to maintain precise accuracy on your assembly line. In addition to providing digital and electronic torque testers, we also provide testing and calibration services and can repair most tools and testers. Our in-house and on-site calibration services and equipment repair adhere to ISO 17025 certification standards. We are dedicated to precision and accuracy to meet the exacting needs of the various industrial applications we serve.
Accu-Chek has served as a recognized leader in calibration and instrument inspection since 1984. Our facilities provide our clients with a broad range of services in industries such as:
- Fluid power
Applying the proper amount of torque to components on an assembly line is essential to their integrity and functionality. Contact us to learn how Accu-Chek’s wide range of services can help your organization ensure accuracy in your manufacturing processes.