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2017 Trends for The Wind Turbine Industry

As a company that supplies torque wrenches for the wind turbine industry, we think it’s important to stay on top of trends in the wind industry.

Here are six trends that caught the attention of the American Wind Energy Association.

1. More jobs for wind turbine technicians

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of wind turbine technician jobs will grow by 108 percent over the next decade. That’s more than double the projected growth for the second-fastest growing job, occupational therapy assistant.

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[CASE STUDY] E-RAD Torque Equipment and the Wind Turbine Industry

When building a wind turbine, one of the factors crews must contend with is...wind.

There’s a term for it in the industry: “getting winded out.” When it happens, crews need to work quickly to make up for lost time.Turbines are naturally built in places that get a lot of wind, but if conditions get too windy, it isn’t safe for workers to be up in a tower.

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[VIDEO] E-RAD Blue Series Touch Controller Set Up

Today we’re going to continue our series of video blog posts on torque tools by looking at how to set up an E-RAD Blu model torque wrench 

The E-RAD Blu Series Touch Controllers are the interface for all E-RAD Blu Tools. This system allows the user to dial up and down, using the touch screen, in single digit increments to their desired torque. The E-RAD Blu series is bluetooth compatible which can be used in conjunction with a RAD Smart Socket for field and transducer verification.

In this video, Maxpro owner Tom Macey takes viewers through each step, from unboxing to working the E-RAD Blu control box. He also touches on safety features, such as the importance of using the snap ring to hold the reaction arm in place.

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Maintain and Repair Your ERAD Torque Equipment

ERAD torque equipment is used in a number of vital industries.

One thing these critical applications have in common is that they require proper maintenance and calibration service. For E-RAD tools, this service needs to come from factory-trained technicians with the experience and knowledge to work on your equipment.Visit a wind farm, and you’ll find E-RAD tools helping to build and maintain turbines. Heavy equipment makers use E-RAD when assembling their products. Military applications and nuclear power plants, – two areas where mistakes can be deadly – rely on E-RAD to keep plants and equipment running.

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