Nine Common Bolting Boo-Boos

Archer, David
May 2009
Assembly;May2009, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p12
The article presents various reasons why problems occur during joint design, joint assembly and troubleshooting. Problems occur during joint design because the comprehensive strength of a joint member is exceeded before reaching the installation torque. Joint assembly problems may be influenced by run-down sequence, driver type, driver speed, assembly tooling and tightening strategy. Diagnostic tools are said to be important in identifying the cause of a problem during troubleshooting.


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