U.S.

May 9, 2013

New mobile app calculates torque settings on the fly

Kevin Spalding
367th Training Support Squadron

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force’s leading Instructional Training Unit (ITU) recently presented their newest product to Col. David W. Murphy, commander, 782nd Training Group, Air, Education and Training Command. Torqued, a mobile app The Griffin developed, allows Air Force maintainers, or anyone who uses torque wrenches, to calculate complicated torque settings on-the-fly.

“It will help the maintainer on the flight line, it will make it easier,” said Murphy. “It is something that the young maintainer can connect with easily. It is quicker and more efficient than current processes, and it is exactly what the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is looking for.”

Currently, when an extension is required with use of a torque wrench, a calculation is required to determine the proper torque settings. This calculation is intricate, and requires the use of a calculator. With the Torqued app,

individuals will be able to use mobile devices to calculate the proper torque settings without error. This app is designed to not only help minimize wasted time, but to ensure accuracy of torque settings on critical components.

“This is just the first of many apps we will build to make the difficult work of aircraft maintenance and AMMO more effective. We have some ideas for future apps, but we really want to hear what the Airmen doing the job want,” said Maj. Michael Bliss, 367th Training Support Squadron commander.

Torqued is available now for download through the Android market and iTunes apps. Airmen across the Air Force can use their mobile devices, go to their associated app marketplace, and search for Torqued from Griffin Mobile, to find the app. For additional information on offerings from The Griffin, contact Staff Sgt. Kevin Spalding at 801-586-4014 or via email, kevin.spalding@hill.af.mil.

The 367th Training Support Squadron is the leading ITU in the Air Force today. They have been a training support squadron since 1992, and focus on innovating the way Air Force maintainers get the mission done. With over 20 years’ experience, The Griffin has produced countless training aides, interactive multimedia, and analyses on maintenance procedures in an effort to streamline and increase productivity in the maintenance community. The Griffin currently supports the Mobile Air Forces (MAF) and the Combat Air Force (CAF), with a staff of highly trained performance analysis personnel. They can help identify the root cause of problems, offer solutions, and even develop state of the art Interactive multimedia training to tackle issues.




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