Torque Tester and Torque Tool Safety Warnings!

When lives are at stake, engineers reach for Sturtevant Richmont tools to ensure that fasteners are torqued to specification. Whether you are using our tools in a factory, under the sea, or up in space, tool failure is not an option. 
Tool failure can cause fasteners to come undone and pieces to come apart. Improper use of torque tools can also cause fasteners to come undone. 
Those concepts have always been embedded in our brains as we design our tools. 
Safety first is more than a slogan or a poster on the wall. It is a way of life.


Ergonomics is another important factor in tool use. We don't make some tools because of their design flaws. For example, a flex head torque wrench makes it easy for the operator to sideload the torque application by varying from 90-degree torque application. 
Cam-over or break-away wrenches are not ergonomically sound. Depending on the application and where the operator is using the cam-over wrench relative to his or her body, the wrench break-over can cause repetitive motion injury by forcing the wrist to rotate in a non-ergonomic manner. 
We build tools that eliminate the human influence on torque application. That protects the quality of the build being assembled. We also want to protect the operator. As a result, we don't make cam-over tools. It simply does not fit with our value set. 

Torque Tester Safety

Please observe these cautions.
  • Calibration weights can cause the tester and its base to tip
  • Always wear safety goggles (users and bystanders).Always wear eye protection
  • Counterbalance or anchor mounting base. 
  • Tipping base can cause injury.
  • Always read the instructions.Always read the instructions on torque tools and torque testers

Torque Wrench Safety

Please observe these cautions.
Torque tool safety warning
  • Over torquing can cause breakage.Never over torque a fastener or exceed wrench rated capacity
  • The wrench can break while breaking fasteners loose
  • Force against flex stops on flex head torque wrenches can cause head breakage
  • An out-of-calibration torque wrench can cause part or tool breakage
  • Wear safety goggles (user and bystanders).Always wear eye protection

DTC wrench and safety eye wear

  • Do not exceed rated torque.
  • Do not use a torque wrench to break fasteners loose.
  • Periodic recalibration is necessary to maintain accuracy.
  • Broken tools can cause injury.
  • Taking interchangeable heads over their rated torque value can cause the head to break.
Always read the instructions

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