Mountz Adds New Features to the EZ-TorQ II Torque Tester

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Mountz, Inc. adds new features to the EZ-TorQ II torque tester. Listening to the feedback from customers, Mountz added the "First Peak" operating mode as well as a new low-pass filter settings to the operating systems of the EZ-TorQ II.

Mountz, Inc. adds new features to the EZ-TorQ II torque tester. Listening to the feedback from customers, Mountz added the "First Peak" operating mode as well as a new low-pass filter settings to the operating systems of the EZ-TorQ II. The easy-to-use digital torque tester is ideal for all small hand torque and non-impacting torque power tools. The small size and portability of the torque tester makes it ideal for checking torque tools on production floor daily or weekly to ensure the tools aren't falling out of calibration. The concept of torque validation is a central theme in every successful quality assurance program.

Small torque tools go out of calibration with use. To maintain consistent accuracy, small torque tools must be checked periodically for wear or defective parts. A small power or hand torque tool is a measuring tool that must be properly calibrated and maintained.

As a torque controlling, monitoring and documentation solution, the EZ-TorQ II enables operators and engineers to ensure product quality, safety and reliability promptly on the production floor. The EZ-TorQ II can calibrate hand torque screwdrivers and wrenches as well as power tools to avoid over tightening problems such as stripped fasteners and parts, under or over torque tightening problems, which can increase liability and risk of recall.

A regular torque tool calibration and re-calibration guarantees the operator repeatable accuracy and adherence to international standards. Torque testing also ensures torque equipment is operating to peak performance and can highlight potential tooling problems before they arise perhaps due to tool wear or broken components.

New First Peak Operating Mode:
The display of the EZ-TorQ II holds the first detected torque peak applied. Once peak is detected, the torque tester’s display will show the torque value. If a second peak is detected then it will be display it as well in a secondary display window.

The function of this mode is primarily used for testing and calibrating click type mechanical torque wrenches. The EZ-TorQ II captures the point where the wrench first clicks. As additional force is applied a secondary torque is displayed. This mode may be used for operator training on the correct use of operating a click wrench. Always apply torque smoothly to avoid false first peak readings.

New Filters Settings:
The EZ-TorQ II product utilizes hardware level low pass filters prior to A/D conversion and software averaging to clean the main signal and remove undesired frequency signals, which may be a result of noise that can occur during dynamic motion. The three new filter settings that are provided with the torque analyzer are: Pan-Pacific (130Hz), Mountz (170Hz) and ISO (500Hz).

Mountz is offering customers that own the popular EZ-TorQ II digital torque tester the ability to upgrade their unit by sending in it into a Mountz service center. A small investment to upgrade the torque tester to the current operating system for customers can extend the life of their EZ- TorrQ II unit.

Effective use of a torque analyzer is a fast and reliable method of calibrating torque tools to their proper settings or verifying the setting is still valid. The EZ-TorQ II can be used for quick tests on the line or in the lab to determine whether torque tools are holding a given setting. The EZ-TorQ II digital torque tester is a laboratory grade instrument designed for testing and monitoring torque applications and is commonly used for quality control, R&D and calibration applications.

Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product's quality, safety and reliability isn't compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently torqued can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners. Using a quality torque tester has become increasingly important for many companies to ensure that proper torque is being applied and maintains gauge requirements associated with the ISO 9001 Quality Standard.

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Chris Morris
Mountz Inc.
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