These types of manual torque wrenches ensure higher quality standards by providing real-time error-proofing functions and clear feedback to the operator. For these reasons, they are suitable even for safety-critical applications.
What differentiates a Mechatronic from Mechanical wrenches? The target torque is set mechanically, but now you are able to transmit data! Mechatronic wrenches typically combine mechanical and electronic technologies. Besides the “click” feedback, some LEDs are added to display the status of the tightening.
In Atlas Copco’s portfolio, there are two types of Mechatronic wrenches: Signal Only and Torque & Angle.
With such a wrench, you will need a controller which can manage data from MWR wrenches enabling wireless factory automation. Focus 61 is able to manage data from and to customers’ MES, and program your tightening's with a window of approval for torque and angle depending on the wrench version connected. In addition to the Focus 61 features, with the high-end controller Power Focus 6000 you have the advantage of managing up to 6 different Atlas Copco tools through Virtual Stations. Through Power Focus 6000, manual tools now are part of the Atlas Copco Ecosystem, with one common Platform and intuitive configuration.
Here’s the STwrench: a solid wrench, without inner moving parts. There is no mechanical adjustment to the target torque, but it is all set by the software. Mechanical feedback is not mandatory, and you may have more LEDs or vibration feedbacks. Different from what we saw previously, STwrench is perfect when a measurement is needed. Electronic wrenches have production and quality strategies, ensuring its specific measurement function: residual torque reading, for example.
Stay tuned to discover more about Manual Torque Wrench Solutions! Follow the Manual Tightening Learning Journey to learn about mechanical, mechatronic and electronic wrenches.
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