Category: Tools and Bolts

What tools are best to maintain and deploy wind turbines?

Author: Catherine Whitton September 14, 2020 In Industry News, Tools and Bolts
There are three main types of torque tools used by the wind industry: battery, electric and hydraulic torque wrenches.   Easy Breezy Battery Torque Wrenches are the most convenient tool to use in a wind setting.  These easy to use tools run…
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What are the Best Torque Tools for Bridge Construction and Refurbishment?

Author: Catherine Whitton July 16, 2020 In Industry News, Tools and Bolts
American bridges are as tired as the parents of a newborn baby.  Most of the older bridges in the United States were manufactured by the old school method of impact guns, which do not torque accurately and are often over…
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Covid-19/Coronavirus Calibration For Heavy Industrial Tools

Author: Catherine Whitton April 13, 2020 In Industry News, Tools and Bolts
When is a good time to calibrate and repair my tools? Covid-19 has obliterated businesses in our industry.   While most of your employees are sheltering in place and operations have come to a halt,  you may consider using this time…
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What is the cost to calibrate your torque wrench?

Author: Catherine Whitton November 29, 2019 In Bolting Equipment, Industry News, Tools and Bolts
If you are asking yourself, “How much does it cost to calibrate a torque wrench?” you probably need to have your tool calibrated. It’s time. You know it. And it’s totally worth it in the long run. How much does…
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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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