Trying to choose between a manual or automated cap torque tester? Look no further. With the help of our valued customers we were able to compile actual data from real life production environments showing the virtues of an automated device. We understand that not everyone has the budget for an automated device and that for many a manual tester will do the job. However, consider the following advantages of an automated tester and the positive impact it can have on your product quality as well as employee and consumer safety/satisfaction.
- Workplace Safety
Frequent manual testing is a known workplace hazard. Many of our customers have converted to our automated testers simply to eliminate this risk from their environment. It’s common for employees to file worker comp claims for wrist and hand injuries associated with performing manual torque tests.
- Inconsistent and inaccurate results
When performing a torque test manually many uncontrolled variables are introduced into the equation including varying top-load, acceleration, closure gripping and degree of rotation. All these variables will affect the final read out. SureTorque’s automated devices isolate and control all these variables to ensure that your results are accurate and repeatable. In addition, users can validate and quickly check the automated systems to ensure that everything is performing to specification.
For some reason, operators tend to ignore and or fudge their results when using a manual torque tester. Perhaps they are busy or simply don’t care, but regardless we’ve seen and been told that operators tend to “forgive” bad results and keep on going. Automated testers don’t allow for this on the job decision making. Results are digital and stored electronically. If a product does not pass the test, then an operator is compelled to follow up.
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