Torque Wrench Calibration
The integrity of the calibration of any tool is dependent on a number of factors but as a good rule of thumb torque wrenches should be calibrated at 12 months or 5000 cycles as a minimum requirement. This ensures the accuracy of the tools being used in regular daily usage and will correct any errors in a timely fashion.
Of course there are exceptions to every rule and some operators elect to have their torque wrenches calibrated more frequently for a number of reasons such as those used in a critical application where early detection of calibration drift is essential.
Other areas for increased calibration frequency may include usage in harsh environments, production line monitoring or the ability to prove that QA standards are met.
During every calibration function checks are carried out to determine if the tool is fit for service or if it should be subject to preventative maintenance thereby maintaining the tool in top condition to prevent downtime due to tool failures. It is essential to use original spare parts to maintain the accuracy and integrity to manufacturers specifications.
Every calibration comes complete with a calibration certificate to satisfy Quality Assurance needs and is based on ISO 6789:2003.