Engine Head Bolt Tightening
An industrial automation company was building an automated assembly machine for an auto manufacturing plant.
An industrial automation company was building an automated assembly machine for an auto manufacturing plant. They needed to tighten all of the head bolts on an engine on their assembly line to a specific torque value. Having the head bolts precisely and consistently tightened to the engine block is critical to the operation of the engine.
Several Interface Model T33 Spindle Torque Transducers were installed in their new machine to control torque and angle, and ensure the head bolt was properly tightened. The square drive of the T33 allowed the customer to fix their tool directly to the end of the torque sensor, streamlining the installation.
The head bolts were correctly installed according to manufacturer specifications, producing an engine that meets performance and reliability expectations of the auto manufacturing plant.