Why the Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ May Be the Torque Testing Equipment You Need
Measuring torque accurate is essential to ensuring secure placement of bolts in applications. It’s important to understand how much force individual bolts require for safety and functionality. Testing helps construction professionals find issues that harm the quality of their work and help pinpoint a way to make things easier for all workers.
So what tool works best for finding the proper torque conditions for work on various assemblies? One popular piece of testing equipment favored by industry workers is the Model MZ Bolt Tension Calibrator from Skidmore-Wilhelm. Let’s look at why it’s one of the best bolt testers on the market.
Accurate Measurements of Bolt Tension in Shorter Structural Fasteners
Workers understand the pain of trying to figure out the correct torque to apply to shorter bolts. The Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ simplifies things significantly and removes the guesswork from the process. All it takes is placing the Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ on a beam or column, then inserting and tighten the fastener in question. You’ll receive a pressure dial reading corresponding to the tension created by your fastener, accurate to within 1%.
Better Quality Control
The Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ allows you to simulate different joint conditions. The knowledge gained can be transferred over to the actual joint in question. That will enable you to obtain tightening consistent with bolt tension specifications. Having a tool like the Model MZ onsite helps you conform to guidelines recommended by The Research Council on Structural Connections.
Other Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ Benefits
In addition to verifying that fasteners meet the minimum specifications for bolt tensions, the Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ can also help you calibrate wrenches to achieve the right tension in each bolted joint. Using the tool also helps you ensure tension-control fasteners sheer off at the correct tension.
Other Uses for the Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ
- Helps Direct Tension Indicating (DTI) washers indicate at the proper point of tension
- Good for correctly educating crews on achieving proper tension in fasteners
- Helps you validate you have the proper tools in place for the current job
Build It How You Need It
Skidmore-Wilhelm allows you to customize the Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ Bolt Tension Calibrator to your needed specifications. You can select between measuring units in inches or metric, choose between bolt types, and whether you require DTI washer support.
You can make sure your crew provides consistent quality on every job site they work. The Skidmore-Wilhelm Model MZ keeps everyone on the same page when it comes to finding the correct calibration for bolt tightening. Skidmore-Wilhelm also provides additional training in using the Model MZ and all other products offered by their company.