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Loose Fasteners: Problems and Solutions for Maintenance and Quality Control

July 11, 2017 02:36 AM

 

Accidents never happen without a cause.
And they do happen particularly in the busy day-to-day operations of a high-volume assembly plant.

Seemingly minor accidents (such as a power tool slipping off a fastener and marring a Class A finished surface) can cost an assembler thousands of dollars annually…

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Vibration, expansion, contraction and corrosion can create side to side thread movement which leads to lossening and ultimely fastener failure. Therefore, assemblies have to be frequently checked and retightened.

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Fortunately, there are ways to protect assemblies from accidental dings and scratches. A small investment in preventive detection can save assemblers thousands in repair bills.

Security Check Paint Marker is an inspection marker which delivers a pasty paint. Paint is applied on the assembly. Once dried the film becomes hard like stone. If loosening happens, the paint will break and a simple visual inspection will alert that the part has moved from its original position.

Easy to use for a quick detection !

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