The Holding Tool Technolgy Wrench Series HTS: Radio Equipped Holding Tools

Your company may call them back up tools, holding tools, or holding wrenches. If you understand the need to hold a hose or a fastener part while torquing a fastener, your are in the right place.

Hydraulic hose assembly has vexed engineers since hydraulic hoses were invented. Hoses have become stronger and connections have become more consistent. But in many cases, hydraulic connections still leak.               Sturtevant Richmont Global 400, SLTC FM 24 GHz preset click wrench, and the all new (PAF) Holding Tool Technology Wrenches

To prevent leaking and the high cost of warranty claims and rework, Sturtevant Richmont created a new error-proofing solution specifically for hydraulic hose installations. 

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The Sturtevant Richmont innovative holding wrenches combine the robust technology of our XBee FM 2.4 GHz radios with the high reliability of our SLTC and LTC  click wrenches.  The newly engineered design ensures the holding wrench performed the task for which it was created and it provides feedback to the operator. 

Built with the same design as our other click wrenches the flattened case and the bearing supported mechanism ensure repeatability and durability of the highest order. 

And, the Global 400 reads the radio signal and a fastener can only be compliant when a both the application wrench AND the holding wrench determine the job was done properly.

The Holding Tool Technology wrenches come in two sizes:

810673  HTS Holding Wrench 13"

810674  HTL Holding Wrench 20"

Compatible with the Global 400 and Global 400mp, the 1200 Series Exacta 2, the 1250 Series Exacta 2, the SLTC FM 2.4 GHz preset click wrench, the PST 2000  and the PST 1200 Series Pneumatic Sensor Transceiver. 

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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 control and flexibility? 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 page 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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