Presented by John Tremblay with Snap-on Tools
Here’s an overview of the Snap-on Tools presentation and demonstration.
“Torque” is a widely used term that is much more complex and nuanced that many comprehend. It’s a concept and a process. During an assembly operation torque is most often the criteria chosen to indicate that we’ve achieved our objective, however if multiple factors haven’t been appropriately addressed, the result may not be as hoped.
As a leading U.S. manufacturer of torque tools and calibration equipment, Snap-on cares about and understands the criticality of proper joint assembly. In Wind Energy the sheer size of components and forces at play bring torque into even greater focus.
Our presentation will answer attendee questions, such as:
- What is “torque”? in theory and practice.
- What are we actually trying to accomplish?
- What are the key factors that must be addressed in any assembly application?
- What is the greatest obstacle we must overcome?
- How do fasteners differ?
- How does a fastener behave during the torquing process?
- What are the phases a fastener goes through during the assembly process.
We will do a hands on demo using audience volunteers that will show how a fastener changes during assembly, from pre-load though failure.
WindTech 2012 will be held in Sweetwater, Texas, November 29 and 30. Register here: