★ Torque Angle Gauge is used to ensure that each component of a fastener has an equal amount of tightness.
Torque is a unit of measurement that relates how much energy or force it takes to overcome resistance and turn or rotate an object.
Automobile assembly lines need to measure this torque to make sure fasteners or other components are tightened to a specific point,
to ensure safety and not damage the fasteners or components. Torque is important for many fasteners, bolts screws and cylinders. Torque angle gauges are used in conjunction with torque wrenches.
★ The Torque Value ★
Figure out the proper torque value needed for the fastener or bolt being replaced. The measurements are done in Newton Meters or foot pounds. Each fastener should also come with specifications for the torque angle. The torque angle is measured in degrees. Normally the correct torque is reached with the wrench and then the proper torque angle is corrected.
★ Tighten the Bolt ★
Use a torque wrench and tighten the bolt to its specified torque. To do this, place the angle meter over the head of the bolt and then put the wrench on top of the angle meter. Turn the torque wrench the specified distance. As you start to turn the wrench, watch the torque meter. Stop when the necessary value is reached. A torque angle gauge can be used with a dial torque wrench, click torque wrench or beam torque wrench. In each case, the angle provides the more accurate measurement. Even if you have reached the set torque reading on the torque wrench, always go by the torque angle setting.
★ Adjust Multiple Fasteners Equally ★
If several of the same fasteners need to be tightened on the same piece, make sure they are all tightened to the same torque angle and torque value. If the bolts and fasteners are not tightened to the same torque then the mechanical parts will not work properly, and it is possible to irreparably damage them. It is recommended that the bolts be tightened not in a straight line, but every other bolt or alternating bolts.
★ Use Degrees rather than Pounds ★
Tightening fasteners by the torque angle instead of the torque wrench provides for a much more accurate fastening. Torque wrenches have a measurement that uses pounds per foot. However, there is inherently some error in this measurement as it does not take into account any friction. Friction affects bolts differently as the difference between old and new bolts as well as the material of the bolt all will create friction. This causes measurements to be altered. This friction error is removed when measuring by the torque angle.