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How to Avoid Bolt Failure

“We sometimes underestimate the importance of little things,” wrote Charles W. Chestnutt in 1901.

Why is a torque wrench company opening a blog post about bolt failure with a quote by a turn-of-the-century author?

Because bolts are often the smallest elements of a design, but that does not make them unimportant. When bolts fail, they can do so in ways that are very catastrophic, and very public. Just ask the commuters who saw the steel rods on Oakland, California’s Bay Bridge snap in 2013.

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Importance of Planetary Gear Technology in Torque Tools

Planetary gearheads are high-precision, motor-control devices that can generate a significant amount of torque, while offering low backlash and high torsional stillness.

Torque tools that use planetary technology have many advantages over impact tools that use a ratcheting action. Among their benefits, planetary gear torque tools provide smooth, continuous torque that is ergonomic for the user.

torque tools, Planetary Gear Technology

The Basics of Bolted Joints in Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are held together with bolted joints that are under constant attack from vibration, fatigue, corrosion and bolt relaxation.

Windpower Engineering magazine lists a few things professionals in the wind industry – especially those in the market for new wind turbine torque tools – should know about tightening and tensioning.

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[CASE STUDY] Manufacturing Maintenance and On-Site Calibration

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 according to ISO 17025 certifications. And as we’ve pointed out in the past, it’s often impractical for companies to ship their tools to our plant for calibration, either due to cost, downtime, or both. Fortunately, our mobile calibration team could head to New Jersey to get the job done.

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Pipeline Safety Tips

Building and maintaining a pipeline can be a demanding, sometimes dangerous, job. Crews work with hazardous materials and heavy equipment, and mishaps on a job site can lead to losses in revenue, injuries or even fatalities.

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Industrial Construction Trends for 2017

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 we’ve put together this list of industrial construction industry trends for 2017. Here are 5 things to watch out for this year:

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