Rachet or Battery Torque Tools: Are Your Cable Tie Downs Secure?

Author: Catherine Whitton March 12, 2019 In Industry Demos & Videos, Industry News, Tools and Bolts
The trucking and rail industry are steeped in history, commerce and patriotism. However, flatbed transit has had significant challenges when it comes to securing heavy loads with cable tie downs. Old school ratchet mechanism has long been practiced to secure…
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Hydraulic Torque Wrench Calibration: Why is It So Critical?

Author: Catherine Whitton August 21, 2018 In Bolting Equipment, Industry News, Tools and Bolts
A coal mine that tunnels deep below the earth. A thousand-mile oil pipeline. A power generation plant that keeps the lights on for an entire metropolitan area. What do these things have in common? They were all built or maintained by hydraulic torque wrenches, high-capacity industrial…
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Torque Tools Training: It All Comes Down to Operator Training

Author: Catherine Whitton May 10, 2018 In Bolting Equipment, Industry News, Tools and Bolts
“Operator error” is often cited in root cause analyses during the investigations that occur in the wake of a significant industrial accident. And when it comes to determining why that operator error happened in the first place, lack of proper operator training…
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Proper Bolt Tightening Procedure

Author: Catherine Whitton October 24, 2017 In Industry News
It might seem like common sense, but taking the extra time to make sure you’ve performed the correct bolt tightening sequence can make a massive difference in an application. Flanged connections only work when every component is correct. A leading…
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Hydraulic Torque Wrench or Pneumatic Torque Wrench: Which is Right for You?

Author: Catherine Whitton August 11, 2017 In Bolting Equipment, Industry News
The short answer is that it depends on the application. Like our children, both tools have positive and negative characteristics so it’s important to look at the specific attributes of each. Speed Pneumatic torque wrenches win the race. A typical…
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