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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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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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[CASE STUDY] Pipelines and Torque Tools

Pipeline workers need to know they have tools that are dependable and accurate.
An error in their work could mean a disruption in the energy supply, or worse, some sort of environmental disaster.

The rise of the natural gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania has provided Maxpro with the opportunity to work on various pipeline projects. Maxpro President Tom Macey says these projects typically require pneumatic torque wrenches, because there are a lot of bolting & critical torque requirements involved.

industrial bolting, Torque Wrench Calibration, pipeline maintenance

Safety Tips for the Wind Turbine Industry

While wind power is one of the safest ways to generate energy, workers in the wind industry still face hazards on the job.

Hazardous weather, heights, and regular on-the-job injuries are all issues that affect wind turbine construction safety.

Here are some wind turbine safety practices as suggested by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Windpower Engineering and Development magazine.

industrial bolting, wind turbine maintenance

Troubleshooting Your Industrial Torque Wrenches

Industrial Torque WrenchesAt Maxpro, many of the torque tool repair jobs we tackle involve tools with some obvious problem or defect.

But there are times when industrial torque wrenches can develop problems that aren’t immediately apparent. When do you need to get your torque and tensioning tools fixed?

Read our checklist to help diagnose the repair state of your tools.

Torque Wrenches, industrial bolting

Industrial Bolting Tool Applications for the Wind Turbine Industry

Wind_turbines.jpgThe wind turbine industry is going to take off over the next few decades.

According to projections from the U.S. Dept. of Energy, total wind power capacity will increase from 113.43 gigawatts in 2020 to 404.25 gigawatts by 2050.

And that’s good news for the bolting industry, whose precision torque tools are necessary to keep wind turbines turning. There are a lot of bolts on the average wind turbine – approximately 1,500 by some counts – which means the need for precise-yet-durable tools.

Torque Wrenches, Electric Torque Wrench, industrial bolting