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How to Choose and Install a Torque Wrench Reaction Arm


Every job requires the right tool. Using the wrong tool can make your job a lot harder, and potentially even dangerous.

The same holds true for the components you use to help your tools function more efficiently, such as the reaction arms often used with torque wrenches.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how to choose and install a torque wrench reaction arm with the help of our partners at RAD Torque.

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What is ASME PCC-1 and Why is It So Important?

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a non-profit organization made up of engineers, scientists and business executives working to improve their industry.

To that end, ASME has produced recommended industry standards based on research and testing. In this blog post, we’ll look at one of those standards, ASME PCC-1.

ASME PCC-1 is the guideline for pressure boundary bolted flange joint assembly. Essentially, anyone involved in the refinery, chemical and pipeline industries who deals with assembling bolting connections should be aware of this document.

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Does RAD Make a Torque Wrench for My Bolting Application?

Based in Canada, RAD is a leading manufacturer of torque equipment, including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic and battery-powered torque wrenches.

With more than 21 years’ industry experience, you’ll find these high-quality tools at work in a number of different critical industries.

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Truck Wheel Bolt Torque: A Critical Component for Public Safety

Every day, you’ll find more than 2 million tractor trailers on America’s highways.

When you’re in our industry, you see that statistic and immediately start to think about things like truck wheel bolt torque.

For truck owners and anyone responsible for servicing the wheels on those vehicles, it’s critical to make sure that proper torque is applied when installing the wheels.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the reasons why truck technicians fail to apply proper truck wheel bolt torque, and why calibrated torque wrenches are the best tool for ensuring safety on the road.

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