When we released the DTC digital torque wrench and the DTC CONNECT freeware, we noted that we would continue to refine and enhance the tool firmware along with the DTC CONNECT Freeware. True to our word we’ve done that. We’ve made great strides, but we aren’t through enhancing the wrench and the freeware.
If you are familiar with our line of tools, you probably know the 1250 Exacta Series digital torque wrench. The 1250 Series transducer and all the functionality (except the radio capability) have been placed in our micrometer adjustable body.
The result? The DTC digital torque wrench. This tool is like no other. Agile. Slim. Heavy on features, yet lightweight in your hand. And, it is very lightweight on price.
In line with our systems approach to error proofing, you cannot set the wrench to a torque value beyond the wrench capacity. Limiting torque value to wrench capacity is just one of the many features that are built into the DTC.
The DTC has a black and white display and colored light bands on the side of the wrench. Those bands change yellow to green when the target values are achieved. An auditory beep and vibrating handle provide two additional modes of operator-focused error-proofing guidance.
The DTC results log large enough for even the busiest assemblies. It currently holds 1000 torque results and results can be downloaded. Using the mini-USB port, and DTC Connect Freeware, the results log can be uploaded to a computer in a CSV format.
DTC CONNECT can be used to set parameters in the torque wrench. You can change units of measure, modes of operation, degrees of fastener rotation, establish a target torque, minimum torque, maximum torque, and more.
DTC CONNECT is freeware and is included in the DTC price. We continue to develop DTC CONNECT and as advances are made, upgrades will be available, for free, via the website, providing that you have registered your tool on the DTC warranty page. We will email you when upgrades are made to DTC CONNECT.
The DTC has five modes of measurement. You can operate in:
Peak: Provides the reading of the highest torque value created during torque application. (No angle measurement)
Track: Displays torque values as torque is being applied. (No angle measurement)
T2A: Torque to Angle (for highly engineered assemblies)
TAM: Torque and Angle Monitoring identifies changing joint conditions and quickly identifies attempts to tighten previously tightened fasteners, or a “double hit.”
Residual: Measures existing torque on previously tightened fasteners.
Calibration and your DTC. This is a highly accurate measurement tool and to get the best results, it is important to follow the calibration cycles on this wrench. Both torque and angle must be calibrated.