Torque Wrench Calibration Basics

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Torque Wrench Calibration Basics

We do not recommend you try to calibrate a torque wrench yourself. If you utilize a torque wrench in your line of work, you must have skilled calibrations to guarantee accuracy. When calibrations are inaccurate, it may result in a number of issues, including the wrench not exerting the proper amount of power needed to work properly.

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Why Does My Torque Wrench need to be Calibrated?

There are numerous situations in which a torque wrench calibration may be necessary. Many of them are caused by inappropriate handling or storage, but even if you treat your wrenches well, you will still require a professional calibration. You could require a wrench calibration for the following reasons:

  • Incorrect Usage: One of the most frequent causes for consumers to need a technician to calibrate their torque wrench tools is overloading. A wrench that is dropped while being used could result could also result in incorrect calibration.

  • Extreme Environments: Torque wrenches are often made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel but if used in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 120 degrees corrosion may still occur.

  • Torque Wrench Storage: Settings should always be on low. Storing your wrench on high will weaken your spring and storing on zero causes it to shift.

  • Heavy Usage: You will need to regularly recalibrate your torque wrenches if you use them several times each day.


How Often Should I Calibrate My Torque Wrench?

We recommend you calibrate your torque wrench monthly but if you use it hundreds of times a day then you may need it more often.

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Avoiding Calibration Problems By Using The Best Calibration Professionals

Some companies attempt to calibrate their own torque wrenches, but this can result in a number of issues. For starters, it is highly doubtful that you could calibrate a torque wrench yourself to the same level of accuracy as a calibration specialist. When working on a task that calls for frequent use of a torque wrench, even a tiny mistake can have a significant impact on the instruments quality.

A torque wrench may also become damaged if you try to calibrate it on your own. A common method used by many people to calibrate their torque wrenches includes clamping the wrench in a vice and hanging a weight from the end of it. This method can harm the wrench causing it to be damaged permanently. 

You should have the wrench properly calibrated by International Process Solutions rather than calibrating it yourself. For more than two decades, we have successfully calibrated torque wrenches. To make sure that our calibrations are accurate, we use the most cutting-edge and employee only highly skilled calibration experts.

The IPS Difference

For many years, International Process Solutions has been on the cutting edge of instrument calibration. Choosing us mean you an expect:

  • One Stop Shop: Deal with just one quality company, instead of ten OEMs. We’ve got you covered for any and all of your calibration, validation, and documentation needs – for all of your systems.

  • Quality Like No Other: We are so confident in our systems & procedures… we invite you to come audit them & see for yourself.

  • Documentation: Get tried and true, high-quality and consistent documentation for all of your systems – in one fell swoop.

  • Top Notch Customer Service: We focus on building relationships with our clients. We focus on long term clientele. 

  • Quick Turnaround Times: Faster than sending it to the manufacturer. 
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