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Error Proof your Error Proofing with Torq-Tronics 2

07/31/2013

Sturtevant Richmont has created a new line of torque verification / calibration equipment that is changing the way many companies error proof their processes.  A torque wrench can easily be knocked out of calibration for a variety of reasons, and many companies have gone to daily and even shift focused torque testing to protect quality.  However, if your torque tester is out of spec, the results you get may be unreliable.  But how do you know?

Sturtevant Richmont’s new Torq-Tronics 2 digital torque tester provides a sensible solution to this problem.   It tells you when it has been pulled over 120% of the rated capacity, so that you know when it needs to be tested and adjusted.  There is no need for randomly testing the equipment, which can be both costly and time consuming.  It also means you will know exactly when the overload happened, and which readings may have been compromised.

Here’s what happens when the Torq-Tronics 2 is pulled over capacity:
• Red LED light starts flashing and won’t stop until the tester is reset
• Track Mode stops working
• OK/NG in the lower hand corner no longer appears giving you the result of the test.
• Reports no longer show OK/NG and instead show OVL which tells you the test was made AFTER Torq-Tronics 2 was potentially pulled out of spec and has not yet been tested and reset.
• The top line of the Torq-Tronics 2 display says 120% OV Capacity
• Information is recorded on a backup memory (even if memory was set to ‘off’)

Additional protections are also included to ensure that appropriate action is taken when the torque measurement tool is over capacity.  If a worker tries to reset the data, the memory will not erase and the VDF will flash “see supervisor.”

Once the unit has been tested and adjusted, if adjustment is needed, it can be reset by a supervisor.  Simply access Torq-Tronics 2 via Hyper-Terminal and with a few quick key strokes, the tester is ready to go again.

Contact Technical Tool Products, your Sturtevant Richmont distributor, today to learn more about Torq-Tronics 2 and how it can help you error-proof your torque testing process.

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