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How to Choose the Correct Battery Torque Wrench

02/02/2022 07:37 AM

In the last few years, a number of new battery torque wrenches have come on the market.Advances in battery life, electronic control technology and, material developments have helped speed up the development of battery torque wrenches. In this blog, we are focusing on higher capacity/ torque-controlled battery tools, as opposed to assembly line battery torque […]

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Pneumatic torque wrenches and proper bridge bolt load

01/10/2022 08:00 AM

For many years the tightening and torquing of bridge bolts traditionally have been done with impact guns being checked on a Skidmore/Calibore bolt load testing device for verification. While this has always been acceptable in the past, many engineering and inspection firms are now requiring calibrated shut offtools to be used in place of impact […]

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Torque wrench uses in the renewable energy industry

12/27/2021 07:45 AM

The renewable energy industry is on the rise, registering an impressive 8.9% growth between 2016 and 2020. According to Business Wire, the global industry raked $692 billion in revenue in 2020. Considering the average wind turbine uses about 25,000 fasteners, including at least 6,000 bolts, that means you need robust and reliable tools to get […]

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Hydraulic Torque Wrenches: Proper Operational and Safety Practices

12/07/2021 08:30 AM

Hydraulic torque wrenches are unique tools that produce significant amounts oftorque output when connected to the required operating hydraulic pump. 10 tips focused on operational safety when using this system: Hydraulic wrenches will save significant time and labor on heavy bolting applications such as flanges, valves, pumps and turbines when used properly. It’s important to […]

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Best Safety Practices for Tower Crane Bolt Torque

11/22/2021 08:00 AM

Tower cranes perform important work during construction projects and other tasks that require heavy lifting. They can rise hundreds of feet above the ground while their booms can extend more than 200 feet. Their lifting capacities vary with size, but the most powerful tower cranes can lift up 20 tons.

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RAD Torque Smart Socket Calibration Update

11/15/2021 08:30 AM

RAD Torque and Maxpro have expanded their range of smart sockets and calibration capacity for these smart sockets up to 20,000-foot pounds / 30,000 newton meters.

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Pneumatic Torque Wrenches: What you need to know

11/09/2021 04:25 PM

When it comes to precision bolting tools, you can’t go wrong with a pneumatic torque wrench. It’s a reliable tool designed to provide fast and safe fastening in controlled bolting situations. And it’s tough enough to withstand even the harshest job site conditions, which is good news for those working in the oil & gas, […]

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4 Factors to Consider When Repairing RAD Torque Tools

10/11/2021 01:48 PM

All RAD torque guns, whether pneumatic, electric, or battery, are precision torque tools that require special expertise when repairing, maintaining, and/or calibrating these units. RAD torque tools are often used in critical bolting applications within various industries such as power generation, bridge and heavy construction, manufacturing, and more. It is important to properly service this […]

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B-Rad Torque Tools: Taking Bolting to the Next level

09/24/2021 01:55 PM

Tools exist to make work easier. Nails call for a claw hammer, and screws, a screwdriver. But when it comes to tightening and loosening fasteners, the best tool for the job is not as clear. Should you use a wrench, a ratchet, or any other torque tool in existence? Every now and then, a tool […]

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What Is a Torque Multiplier and How Does It Work?

07/23/2021 08:00 AM

A torque multiplier is a tool that provides a mechanical advantage when loosening or tightening nuts and bolts. They’re used to increase the amount of applied torque, allowing workers to rapidly assemble or disassemble heavy machinery, vessels, and structures. Torque multipliers are the epitome of “work smarter, not harder.” They provide upgraded safety, greater precision, […]

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