There are often many sources of torque data within a production environment, such as tool certification results, line side tool verifications (cp/cpk checks), roving torque audit routines, audit device calibrations or defect containment issues. Torque specialist Crane Electronics is introducing a new tool and torque management software package that merges this data. Opta Management offers a fully integrated and meaningful analysis of all relevant torque-related information. It was specifically developed to offer a high degree of customisation and to integrate seamlessly into a company's existing quality system and documentation policy.
This software package features a fully encompassing range of functions including tool and joint management, tool repair/maintenance histories, torque auditing and device calibrations. Information on calibration and scheduled recalibration dates for production tools and auditing devices is also managed. This provides a much more efficient and traceable record.
Tools are assigned to processes and individual joints by the software, which also offers the facility to certify tools, automatically collecting readings by connection to a tool controller via Ethernet and comparing them with the master calibration device. Users also have the opportunity to view the certification history.
Using the modular nature of the software, operators can select the functions required for particular applications. The software also offers the flexibility to customise each function and can be implemented across a whole network.
Opta Management provides impartial tool management that can provide repair/maintenance records and associated costs for various makes of power and audit tools. Unbiased cost analysis reports can lead to potential savings in tool service costs.