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Quality Policy

Quality Standards

Bolting Systems’ commitment to quality is evident in everything we do, from raw material receipt to how we support our customers years after they purchase our products. Bolting Systems is registered to ISO 9001:2000 international quality standard. ISO 9001:2000 requires compliance with standards for management, administration, product development, manufacturing and continual improvement. Our Registration verifies that Bolting Systems has adopted and maintains documentation for processes ranging from suppliers to customers, inspection, handling, and training. ISO 9001 also requires periodic internal and external audits to ensure all aspects of work affecting quality control are monitored. This always has been, and will continue to be, our philosophy. That’s our guarantee to you.

View Bolting Systems ISO 9001:2008 certificate of registration.



ASME B30.1

Some Bolting Systems tools are made using Power Team hydraulic cylinders which fully comply with the criteria set forth in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard ASME B30.1: Our cylinders are designed to have a minimum of a 2-to-1 safety factor on typical material yield strength; Each cylinder is tested at 125 percent of rated pressure at full travel and is inspected to assure functionality and freedom from leaks.



ASME B40.1

Bolting Systems heavy-duty pressure gauges are designed in accordance with the recommendations set forth in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard ASME B40.1, Grade 1A or B.



CE Mark

Bolting Systems is committed to designing, manufacturing, and marketing products that meet or exceed the needs of the customers we serve. Bolting Systems supplies a Declaration of Incorporation or a Declaration of Conformity and CE Marking for products that conform with European Community Directives.



IJ100

Bolting Systems hoses meet the criteria set forth in the Material Handling Institute’s specification #IJ100 for hydraulic hose. Under the procedures outlined in this standard, hydraulic hose shall:

  1. Have an average minimum life of 30,000 cycles at full rated capacity.
  2. Have a minimum burst pressure of at least twice the rated operating pressure.

a. CE compliant hoses have a 4:1 burst rate over nominal operating pressure.



CSA

Where specified, Bolting Systems electric power pump assemblies meet the design, assembly, and test requirements of the Canadian Standards Association. Note: If CSA certification is required, it must be requested at the time the pump is ordered.



NEMA

Where specified, Bolting Systems electric power pump assemblies meet the design, assembly, and test requirements of NEMA 12, a National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association standard relating to electrical components used to resist moisture and dust.



Product Design Criteria

All Bolting Systems brand hydraulic components are designed and/or tested to be safe for use at maximum operating pressures of 10,000 psi (690 bar) unless otherwise specifically noted.



Quality Assurance

All of our products are subjected to quality checks during production. All materials are certified and have traceability to the mill. Before leaving the factory, all pressure containing products are tested to maximum working pressure to ensure on-the-job reliability. We have made every effort to include the latest specifications for our products in this catalog. Please call the Bolting Systems factory for the most current product specifications. The Bolting Systems Lifetime Powerthon™ Warranty is described in more detail on page 133 of this catalog.