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Mechanical Properties of Steel Bolts

Bolted joint applications are designed to support or transmit some form of externally applied load. When selecting materials, it’s vital to choose according to the mechanical properties of steel bolts.

Out of all these properties, tensile strength is perhaps most commonly associated with standard fasteners. This is the greatest tension-applied load a fastener can handle before it begins to fracture.

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The Importance of RAD Smart Socket Calibration

If you purchased a RAD smart socket in the last few years, this is a good time to make sure its calibration is up to date.

Most experts in the torque tool field would recommend having smart socket calibration performed annually, but this time frame can depend on customer usage and their quality processes.

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Using A325 vs A490 Bolts

Valued for their durability, A325 bolts are the most common types of bolts used in bridge and heavy construction projects.

In this blog post, we’re going to look at structural joint specifications relating to these bolts, as set by the Research Council on Structural Connections.

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The Importance of Torque Transducer Calibration

Torque transducers are testing and verification instruments that check the accuracy of torque wrenches.

Manufacturers, construction crews and service companies use transducers to perform spot checks on their torque wrenches. These checks, coupled with yearly torque wrench calibration, can give customers assurance that torque equipment meets expectations.

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