- November 08, 2017
November 8, 2017 – The Kistler Group is set to launch its Schatz mobile testing systems for bolted joint analysis and tool testing in the US market. Kistler recently acquired Schatz GmbH in 2016, and has since extended its knowledge in bolted joint technology, giving its customers across the globe unrivaled expertise across numerous sectors.
Bolted joints are the backbone of many industry segments, as they connect electronic components, automotive parts, machines and more. Therefore, the quality of bolted joints is an important risk and cost factor. According to the US-based consulting firm Archetype Joint, LLC, the automotive industry, for example, assumes that 70% of warranty costs and 20% of all recall actions are caused directly or indirectly by faulty threaded joints.
To serve this market, Kistler is delivering quality control systems for fasteners – namely the Schatz-combiTEST and the INSPECTpro.
The Schatz-combiTEST mobile system features dual capabilities by combining calibration of manual torque wrenches with testing of fastening tools. This battery charged device offers convenient, real-time testing of all tools on an assembly line.
The Schatz INSPECTpro, a portable measurement and evaluation instrument, offers away to test torque and rotation angle on threaded joints. This system provides graphic analyses of assembly processes to ensure that threaded joint assembliesmeet optimum quality standards. The system’s Tool Management license allows tools to be tested and stored ahead of time so that later on, they can be called up directly in Tool Testing mode.