A multitude of torque tools are used to ensure proper tightening and fastening in a wide variety of applications. From mechanical wrenches to air driven tools, confirming the applied torque is at the proper level is vital in order to contribute to a high-quality product. However, if the tool is out of specification, improper torque levels being applied can result in a variety of problems, including potential quality issues and even failures in the product assembly. While periodic calibration from accredited laboratories can assure that the torque values are within specification after adjustment, how can those values be proven during the day to day operations? Improper use, damage, excessive torque, and normal wear and tear can all contribute to a tool quickly gravitating out of specified range. However, with an on-site torque verification tool, facilities can guarantee that their tools are within specification prior to each and every use. This simple and quick-check device can save costly downtime in machinery, expensive repairs to damaged equipment, and ensure overall product safety. Using the Shimpo Instruments TCT Series Digital Torque Checker is a simple, cost effective solution to accomplishing this routine verification. With the TCT Series Digital Torque Checker being applied on the floor, each tool is verified to be within factory specifications prior to use, guaranteeing proper torque values will be applied. This removes the guesswork that comes with annual or semi-annual third-party tool calibration audits. While the tool may perform within specification immediately after calibration, over time, a high probability exists that the applied torque value will drift further and further away from the optimal performance range of the tool. Without an on-site verification device like the TCT, the operator will have no means of confirming that they have been applying the required torque values. The TCT Series Digital Torque Checker, with programmable high and low set points, allows the tool verification process to run smoothly. Tool information such as serial number, nominal torque, and variance can be entered on site into the unit. This allows the operator to enable the Quick Run mode of the unit to quickly and accurately obtain a Go-No Go result on their tool. Up to 10 unique, individual tool profiles can be stored in the unit, allowing for multiple tools to be tested on 1 device, without having to re-enter tool specifications. Peak torque values are measured and displayed on the large LCD display for easy reading, guaranteeing that the tool is performing at an optimal level. Additionally, real time torque value can be displayed, and later graphed. This feature is most useful when checking power tools or air-driven tools, to ensure a consistent torque output. Other advanced features on the TCT Series Torque Checker include on screen statistical calculations, a full featured measurement mode for data collection purposes, SD memory card slot for data output and eight engineering units of measure. An on-board torque conversion calculator provides the added benefit of being able to move from one unit of measure to another, whether it be from in-lbs to ft-lbs or from English units to metric. With ranges from 160 in-oz to 100 ft-lb of torque and exceptional 0.5% accuracy, the TCT Series Torque Checker makes a great addition to any factory floor where proper torque being applied by tools is required. The TCT Series Digital Torque Checker provides the ability to verify dial or electronic torque wrenches, manual, electric & pneumatic screwdrivers, and torque controlled power tools. By ensuring factory torque tools are performing at an optimal level, companies can be sure they are producing high quality finished products. For more information on the TCT Series Digital Torque Checker and other quality measurement products, please contact Shimpo Instruments at 630-924-7138. Shimpo Instruments 630-924-7138
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