An electronics manufacturing company uses torque testers along with benched mounted torque sensors to audit 150+ pneumatic torque tools on a daily basis. Each pneumatic tool has bar-code on it, which identifies the tool. A unique tool test (torque setting and tolerance setting) is set-up for each pneumatic tool and stored inside the PTT torque meter.
The operator scans the pneumatic tool with a bar code reader, and the preset tool test for that individual pneumatic tool is automatically displayed on the PTT torque meter. Using a run down adapter mounted in-line between the tool drive and the BMX torque sensor, the operator checks the torque output for that pneumatic tool. After each run down, the run down adapter should be completely backed-up.
The operator must conduct five run downs with the pneumatic tool. If the operator sees a “green light” displayed on the PTT after each run down, the tool has passed the test and is authorized for use. The torque readings from the test are stored on the PTT. Then the quality manager downloads the data to their network for archiving the test results, which fulfills their ISO procedure.