Not so long ago, tightening a bolt to the right torque value was all that was required.
Today, not only do fastenings have to be accurate, you have to document that the work was done properly.
So how do you document the work with a hand tool?
You can hand write the results. Here are the challenges:
You can use the Sturtevant Richmont DTC digital torque and angle wrench. You can save P-Sets by number so you can simply scroll through the list, find the P-Set with the right torque value, mode of operation, and then get to work. You get date and time stamped results. You can use the DTC Connect freeware to download the results and print a digital birth certificate for a particular build. Here are the advantages:
One customer makes heat exchanges for a Formula One race car team. You can image that both accuracy and reporting are vital. They use the DTC to tighten the bolts and then print the digital birth certificate right there. They tape the certificate to the unit. Job done!
The DTC has an indicated value accuracy of +/- 2% between 20% to 100% or wrench capacity.
DTC Connect Freeware works on Windows based computers and tablets. The connection is made via USB to USB Mini cable that is included with your DTC purchase.
To get your copy of DTC Connect simply go to the SRTorque.com website and register your tool. It is as simple as that. Plus, as we update the DTC firmware, or the DTC Connect Freeware, you’ll get an email with a notice that updates are available. And you’ll get a link to download the latest version.
If you have an application where accuracy and data collection/distribution are important, the DTC digital torque and angle wrench from Sturtevant Richmont is the solution you’ve been looking for.
The DTC comes in five models starting with the DTC 4- which has a capacity of 50 in pounds (5.6 Nm) and goes up to the DTC 250 with a 250 ft lb capacity (338.9 Nm).
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From the engineering minds, at Sturtevant Richmont