TORQUE MEASUREMENT AND STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL OF BOLTED CONNECTIONS
Torque, Bolted connection, Torqueing, Quality.
The precise control of torque is a key to quality assembly and can ensure that products perform as expected. A single fastener, inaccurately or incorrectly tightened, can lead to the failure of a product, which impacts the bottom line. In many cases, companies spend a great deal of time and money for disposal or repair of damaged parts during assembly, the result of improper torqueing. Therefore ensuring that nuts and bolts are sufficiently tight plays a vital role in ensuring the structural integrity of many types of equipment. This paper shows the measurement of residual torque at bolted connections and statistical process control of the same.