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Wind Industry's Number 1 Tool: E-RAD Torque Wrench

06/17/2021 11:26 AM

New World Technologies set the industry standard when the E-RAD electric high-capacity torque wrench debuted in 2005. There was nothing like this tool on the market at that time: a calibrated, accurate, electric torque wrench with a capacity as high as 4,000 feet/pounds. Around the same time, the American wind energy business started to take […]

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Industrial Bolting Safety, it’s all about process and procedure

03/12/2021 12:56 PM

Industrial safety is an industry in itself today. Avoiding accidents and mitigating lost work time is of the utmost importance for anyone in the industrial workplace. Industrial bolting, is a high risk, focal point of safety managers, and the following is a brief process that should be considered when bolting is part of a job:

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Checking Your Bolt Torque

06/06/2017 08:30 AM

Knowing how to check bolt torque is a key ingredient in making sure fasteners don’t fail. There are several ways to determine bolt torque, including torque auditing. As Bill Eccles of Bolt Science writes, there are three ways this can be achieved: “Each of these three methods have their deficiencies,” Eccles says. “The key assumption […]

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[CASE STUDY] Manufacturing Maintenance and On-Site Calibration

04/18/2017 07:49 AM

Maxpro has clients from a wide range of industries, from pipeline crews to wind turbine makers to mining operations. Among those clients are manufacturers who work with the U.S. military. One of them, a firm in northern New Jersey, is a subcontractor for armored personal vehicles. This manufacturer needed to have its torque wrenches calibrated […]

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Industrial Construction Trends for 2017

04/04/2017 08:00 AM

Maxpro has spent more than 20 years selling, renting, repairing and calibrating torque wrenches for industrial construction, which means we’ve needed to be up to date on where the industry is headed from year to year. And we know our readers will want to make sure they’re up to date as well, which is why […]

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[CASE STUDY] Pipelines and Torque Tools

03/01/2017 07:52 AM

Pipeline workers need to know they have tools that are dependable and accurate. An error in their work could mean a disruption in the energy supply, or worse, some sort of environmental disaster. The rise of the natural gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania has provided Maxpro with the opportunity to work on various pipeline projects. […]

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Safety Tips for the Wind Turbine Industry

02/22/2017 07:30 AM

While wind power is one of the safest ways to generate energy, workers in the wind industry still face hazards on the job. Hazardous weather, heights, and regular on-the-job injuries are all issues that affect wind turbine construction safety. Here are some wind turbine safety practices as suggested by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) […]

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Troubleshooting Your Industrial Torque Wrenches

10/13/2016 08:33 AM

At Maxpro, many of the torque tool repair jobs we tackle involve tools with some obvious problem or defect. But there are times when industrial torque wrenches can develop problems that aren’t immediately apparent. When do you need to get your torque and tensioning tools fixed? Read our checklist to help diagnose the repair state […]

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Industrial Bolting Tool Applications for the Wind Turbine Industry

09/07/2016 09:00 AM

The wind turbine industry is going to take off over the next few decades. According to projections from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, total wind power capacity will increase from 113.43 gigawatts in 2020 to 404.25 gigawatts by 2050. And that’s good news for the bolting industry, whose precision torque tools are necessary to keep […]

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Industrial Bolting Tools for Rail Vehicles and Infrastructure

08/03/2016 09:00 AM

1,000,000. That’s how many bolting connections will be needed to complete the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is expected to begin operations later this year. With a route length of 35 miles and 94 miles of various tunnels and passages below the Swiss Alps, it is both the longest and deepest traffic tunnel on the planet. […]

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