Why You Need to Calibrate Your Torque Tools & 5 Things To Remember (INFOGRAPHIC)

You go to the doctor and dentist regularly for checkups, right? (At least, you should be…)

You take your car into the shop for its scheduled inspections, don’t you?

Guess what? You should also be conducting regular calibration and maintenance on your torque tools to ensure you get the right amount of clamp load on every nut and bolt you tighten.

This infographic will walk you through the ins and outs of torque tool calibration.

Torque Tool Calibration Infographic

5 Things to Remember About Torque Control

  1. Know your torque needs before you begin
    1. Maximum load that can be placed on the fastener
    2. Strength of joined materials
    3. Hardness and/or softness of the joint in question
  2. Use the right tools
    1. To have a stronger sense of torque control, you need to use the right tools
  3. Test your equipment
    1. Use torque testers to VERIFY tools ARE IN CALIBRATION
    2. Field test to confirm that your tools are maintaining settings
  4. Train your employees
    1. Use your time and resources to train and educate your employees on new software, equipment, and importance of proper maintenance and storage procedures
  5. Regularly inspect your tools
    1. Take the time to check your torque tools to look for damaged or defective parts

Do You Calibrate Your Torque Tools?

Torque tools offer a range of precision to ensure the amount of CLAMP LOAD applied is just right. Why?

  • If the joint is under tightened, it can vibrate loose and come apart completely
  • If the bolt is over tightened, it can strip or break from over stretch.

So, it’s vital to get your torque – tension right the first time, so calibrate and check your tools regularly to avoid issues and extra costs later down the road.

Now you know why it’s important, but do you calibrate your torque tools?

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Keeping on top of your torque tool maintenance is important, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to learn more about torque tool calibration, request a FREE demo, or ask one of our experts how we can help you.