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Method for Conducting a First Movement Torque Test

Posted by Mountz Torque February 17th, 2016    
First Movement Torque Testing

Torque is a critical component in manufacturing many products. Once the assembly process is completed, measuring torque isn’t finished. A threaded fastener should be audited to verify the joint has been tightened to the proper torque specification. Verification ensures compliance to quality requirements. Residual torque is the amount of tension that remains in a joint […]

 

Mountz the Pioneer of Electronic Torque Measurement

Posted by Mountz Torque March 12th, 2015    
Mountz ETA Torque Tester

The Mountz ETA (Electronic Torque Analyzer) System originated in the early 1970s based on a need for the U.S. Navy Polaris Missile Program. With the assistance of Lockheed Missile & Space Co., the primary contractor, Mountz was awarded a development contract for 50 ETA systems. The first system encompassed a strain gauge torsion bar transducer […]

 

Measuring Torque: 10 Basic Questions to Ask When Selecting a Torque Tester

Posted by Mountz Torque May 7th, 2014    
Measuring Torque

Testing torque is an essential component in the manufacturing environment for many companies. Measuring torque is a process that is often neglected or misunderstood, which may lead to the incorrect torque measurement equipment being selected or used for torque testing applications. All torque testers can be used to measure torque. There are various types of torque […]

 

How to Calibrate a Click Wrench

Posted by Mountz Torque March 19th, 2014    
How to Calibrate a Click Wrench

“Click” “type wrenches are the most widely used torque product in the world. When the set torque is reached, a click wrench typically emits an audible “click” and a slight moment of release of up to three degrees, before going positive. After the “click”, an operator should stop pulling as torque is achieved and the […]

 

Versatile Dial Wrench is a QC Tool Used for Both Assembly Applications & Torque Auditing

Posted by Mountz Torque December 4th, 2013    
Dial Wrench

A dial torque wrench is typically used as a quality control instrument to verify or monitor torque. What is a dial wrench? A type of wrench that measures the amount of torque applied to a fastener and displays the torque value on a dial. The dial wrench captures the finishing torque applied to a fastener […]