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Clean Room Manufacturing & Assembly with Clean Room Torque Screwdrivers

Posted by Mountz Torque September 18th, 2014 0 Comments   

Manufacturing electronic, semiconductor, biotech and medical devices demand care and precision. Often a controlled environment is needed during the production process to limit the amount of dust, particles and other contaminants in the manufacturing area. A clean room environment controls the level of contamination. Eliminating any sub-micron airborne contamination is a controlled process. Clean rooms are used in many industries where small particles can adversely affect the manufacturing process.

There are nine different levels of clean room classifications by ISO (International Standards Organization). The clean room classifications are rated according to how much particulate of specific sizes exist per cubic meter. The lower the ISO classification, the cleaner the environment. The “cleanest” clean room is a class 1. A clean room environment involves many different elements like clean room garments, clean room HVAC systems, modular clean rooms and other sophisticated equipment.

With the demand for clean room manufacturing increasing, the need for torque tools that meet stringent cleanliness requirements has increased. Responding to this industry need, Mountz offers a selection of clean room torque screwdrivers. The hand tools are manufactured to comply with Class 100 Clean Room standards (ISO 2) and are polished and sealed with a PTFE impregnated anodized coating that creates a tool nearly 40 times as clean as “off the shelf” torque tools.

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Cam-Over Torque Wrenches Reduce Fastening Failures

Posted by Mountz Torque August 22nd, 2014 0 Comments   
Cam Over Torque Wrenches

Fasteners and bolts are commonly used to securely clamp two or more items together. Although these components seem like a small part of the design and assembly process, it shouldn’t minimize their importance. Improperly tightening fasteners can unknowingly cause catastrophic or latent failures. Lack of torque control for fastening applications has caused wheel detachment on vehicles, failures with life saving medical instruments and prevented electronic devices from functioning.

Investigating failures in the fastening process is costly and time-consuming. Common elements that can be attributed to fastening failures are:

1. Failure of improper torque control: under tightening and over tightening a fastener
2. Selecting the incorrect torque tool for the fastening application
3. Improper design and torque specification
4. Lack of torque testing for joint relaxation in fastened joints
5. A non-calibrated torque tool is used for the fastening application

The technology used in a cam-over wrench prevents fastening failures and ensures proper torque control. The Mountz cam-over torque wrenches are designed to provide reliable and precise torque control for bolting applications that do not tolerate over-torque conditions. Improper torque control increases manufacturing costs and delays. Using a cam-over wrench removes the operator influence out of the fastening process and offers precision and repeatable torque results.

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Six Tips for Establishing a Quality Torque Control Program

Posted by Mountz Torque August 14th, 2014 0 Comments   
Quality Torque Control Program

In the manufacturing and assembly world, tightening, controlling, and measuring torque are imperative for production efficiency and reducing manufacturing costs. A fastener inadequately tightened can vibrate or work loose: conversely, if the tension is too high, the fastener can snap or strip its threads. Faced with these problems, manufacturers are realizing that precise torque control can spell the difference between a safe, reliable, and economical product and complete disaster. A quality torque program helps increase productivity, reduce rejection rates and make the assembly worker’s jobs easier.

Anybody who has to tighten a threaded fastener and needs to control, monitor, or measure torque needs sophisticated torque tools. If manufacturers want to save money, make their workplace safer, enhance product quality, or reduce their exposure to liability; only specialized high-quality torque tools will get the job done properly.

1. The Importance of Torque Control
The reliability of machine parts subjected to fluctuating loads and stress depends on the fatigue strength of the materials. A threaded fastener, however, relies upon an elastic interaction between the mating components. Its objective is to clamp parts together with a tension greater than any external force trying to separate them. The bolt then remains under almost constant stress and is immune to fatigue. If the initial bolt tension is too low, the fluctuating load in the shank in much greater and it will quickly fail. Reliability, therefore, depends on correct initial tension and is ensured by specifying and controlling the tightening torque.

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Installing Heli-Coil Screw Thread Inserts with a Power Tool

Posted by Mountz Torque August 7th, 2014 0 Comments   
heli-coil insert installation power tool

Heli-Coil screw thread inserts are common component used for a variety of automotive, military, communication, industrial and aerospace assembly applications. When installed into a heli-coil tapped hole, a heli-coil insert provides permanent conventional internal screw threads that accommodate any standard fastener or bolt.

Using heli-coil inserts for parts that may require frequent maintenance is beneficial for maintaining the internal screw threads integrity. The inserts reduce the chances of stripping out the internal threads. Performing routine maintenance and repairing parts for automobiles, aircrafts, appliances, lamps or printing presses is tedious work. Often it requires screws or bolts to be untightened and retightened. Overtime, the repetition of the maintenance process can easily cause the threads to be worn out making it difficult to fasten parts back together. Installing heli-coil screw thread inserts will help make this process easier. There is a variety of insert types available to meet any threaded fastening needs and often available in both inch and metric options.

Installing a heli-coil insert into part can be done manually or with a power tool. For high volume production applications, using a power tool is essential. It cannot be any power tool either. A tool that provides precision torque control should be used for installing the heli-coil inserts.

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Precise & Powerful Torque Multipliers with IP54 Protection

Posted by Mountz Torque July 10th, 2014 0 Comments   
Electric Torque Multiplier

The EFCip electric torque multipliers are built to increase joint accuracy and integrity. In industries that demand leak-free joints or preventing bolting failures, the philosophy of “getting it right the first time” should be adopted by all industries. The ability to properly and securely fasten joints such as flanges with gaskets is important for critical applications where leakage or rupturing of the connection can have disastrous, costly or environmental implications.

Built to withstand harsh, demanding bolting applications, the EFCip electric torque multiplier provides convenience and power. Selecting the right heavy torque tool for the job is crucial. When it comes to turning nuts and bolts, especially stubborn corroded ones, what could be more basic than power? A torque multiplier is a simple tool and concept. The gearing inside enables small amounts of input to produce large amounts of torque output. The electric multiplier improves worker safety, efficiency and productivity by ensuring threaded bolts and fasteners are properly tightened.

Featuring a high performance brushless motor design that enhances durability and reduces the standard maintenance costs the electric torque multipliers are a cost efficient fastening solution. The EFCip tool features an IP54 classification, which protects the tool against dirt, dampness and spattered water.

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