Torque Management Concepts75 years of mistake proofing and error proofing

This section addresses issues related to the management of torque application in an industrial setting. We created this section to provide information that you need to increase your understanding of issues that affect the quality and productivity of your operation. The core of this section is managerial and technical concepts as applied to torque management, torque tools and torque application.

If you are responsible for the quality of any operation involving error proofing in torque applications and specifications you are in the right place. Whether you are determining  torque specifications, defining uncertainties or engaged in ergonomics, this is the web section of the site that helps you make the best decisions.

The links below are to pages or papers that provide sound and reliable data, accompanied by analysis that helps convert it from data to useful information.

Data-Driven Torque Wrench Calibration Frequency

This paper discusses the means by which calibration Click wrenchintervals can be moved from the realm of guessing and custom (“We’ve always done it that way.”) to the realm of the rational. It offers multiple approaches that address the frequency of calibration for the testers as well as the tools. Operating efficiency and cost management are focused on as they bear on this issue.

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Technical and Operational Considerations in Torque Tester Selection

This paper covers how torque tool accuracy, torque tool range(s), tool Digital Torque Tester Selectioncapacities, productivity and other factors should be addressed in selecting the best torque tester and supporting equipment for your operation. Such items as the financial “break point” for single versus multi-transducer torque testers, the roles of software, documentation and certification in the decision are addressed.

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Case Study: Hydraulic Couplings

Hydraulic connections solutions with Torque toolsAn equipment manufacturer experienced increased rework cost from torque related issues with hydraulic couplings. Warranty claims were typically filed in the first 80 hours of equipment usage.

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Error Proofing From A Different Angle: Definition of error proofing and some observations by W. Edwards Deming.

Finding The Balance: In error proofing "one size fits no one."  To find what fits in your organization, start with the fundamental question of "How much responsibility for error proofing should be given to the tool and how much should be operator responsibility?" This section provides more on this concept.

Six Error Proofing Scenarios: Error proofing solutions all have trade offs. You can have control or you can have flexibility. Rarely do you get both. This page looks at error proofing extremes as well as the middle ground. 

How Much Are You Investing In Errors? If your current error proofing system or approach still leaves you with errors you are investing in errors, not error proofing. Error proofing is about quality and it is also very much about dollars and common sense. This pages digs into that.

Understanding The Common Centerline: Not having a common centerline is one invisible place where your error proofing approach can introduce errors instead of eliminating them. If you want to know how to calculate a common centerline and why it is important this page is for you.

There is more about error proofing in our tool pages. If you need more, your Sturtevant Richmont Sales Professional is a great resource to help. here.

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