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Mountz has released a whitepaper designed to help users to understand, maintain and service their torque wrenches.

According to the company, a torque wrench is a precision tool and should be treated and maintained like a measuring instrument.

A torque wrench must be properly calibrated and maintained on a preventative maintenance and calibration schedule.

Mountz can help users to learn valuable information regarding setting verification and calibration intervals, as well as preventive maintenance for torque wrenches.

Users can also gain a better understanding of different torque accuracies listed by suppliers as well as understanding the scale used on different torque wrenches.

In the maintenance and manufacturing world, tightening, controlling or measuring the torque of fasteners is imperative for production efficiency and quality control.

With inadequate torque, a fastener can vibrate or work loose.

Conversely, if the torque is too high, the fastener can break or strip or adjoining parts may fail, causing premature malfunction, warranty or other liability.

Faced with these problems, manufacturers are realising that precise torque control can mean the difference between a safe, reliable and economical product and complete disaster, said Mountz.

Anybody who must tighten a threaded fastener needs to control, monitor or measure torque with good-quality torque tools.

If manufacturers and maintenance personnel wish to save money, make their workplace safer, enhance product quality or reduce their exposure to liability, only good-quality torque tools will get the job done properly.

Click-type wrenches are the most widely used torque product in the world.

A recent IMPO survey indicated that more than 76 per cent of respondents used traditional, click-type torque wrenches.

When the set torque is reached, a click torque tool typically emits a loud audible ‘click’ and a slight moment of release of up to 3deg, before going positive.

At this point of click, a user should stop pulling as torque has been reached.

As a torque wrench is considered a measuring tool, it must be properly calibrated and maintained on a preventative maintenance and calibration schedule.

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