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QS-Torque module helps to comply with ISO6789-1:2017

Thursday April 15th, 2021Quality Assurance

    Module ISO6789 monitors and documents compliance with the ISO standards of its name. Click wrenches and displaying torque wrenches can now also be connected to the Stahlwille Torkmaster test bench for testing functionality and performance.

     

    Eduard Spachtholz

     

    The ISO Norm 6789 regulates the procedure and specifications of torque and click wrench tests. To ensure the quality of tools used in the tightening process, QS-Torque software supports quality managers. Click wrenches and displaying torque wrenches are connected to a test bench and tested for this purpose. For both wrench types, ISO6789-1:2017 defined maximum permitted tolerances. These are displayed in the QS-Torque module ISO6789. Depending on your own operational requirements, the values can also be set tighter, but not higher, than the standard specifies. Test templates can be created individually for this purpose.

     

    When the test is finished, the data is sent to QS-Torque. The tests performed can be evaluated there. After successful testing, the responsible operator receives a certificate as proof that the values have been complied with and fulfilled in accordance with the standard. These certificates also serve as long-term documentation in terms of legal requirements. “Thus, the ISO6789 module offers optimal support in the practical implementation of the normative requirements. At the same time, it enables the corresponding click wrenches and displaying torque wrenches to be tracked,” explains Eduard Spachtholz, QS-Torque expert at CSP. “It is new that QS-Torque now also supports the testing of these two wrench types on the Stahlwille Torkmaster test bench,” adds Spachtholz.

     

    The interval of conformity testing for test equipment monitoring is specified in ISO6789-1:2017 at a maximum of twelve months. The module automatically detects when tools were last tested and reminds its users of the next test after an individually set period, but after one year at the latest. The module thus represents a valuable addition to quality management.