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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.

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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.

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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.

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Torque Wrenches, Electric Torque Wrench, industrial bolting

Industrial Bolting Tools for Rail Vehicles and Infrastructure

Industrial Bolting Tools for Rail Vehicles and Infrastructure1,000,000. That’s how many bolting connections will be needed to complete the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is expected to begin operations later this year.

With a route length of 35 miles and 94 miles of various tunnels and passages below the Swiss Alps, it is both the longest and deepest traffic tunnel on the planet.

Regular readers of this blog will know that torque tools play an important role in a lot of important fields, from the oil and gas sector to power generation companies to the mining industry.

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industrial bolting, railroad