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Torque Tools for the Wind Energy Industry

When you’re working on a wind turbine high off the ground, there isn’t much time to worry whether you’ve brought the right tools.

That’s why so many professionals in this field trust the wind industry torque tools made by RAD, designed to be precise yet extremely durable.

Companies like General Electric and Siemens trust RAD tools to construct and maintain wind power facilities around the globe because they know these wrenches can meet the unique needs of their industry.

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Battery Torque Wrench Application: Flatbed Cable Tie Downs

Whether it’s by rail or over the road trucking, flatbed transit has long had difficulties when it comes to securing heavy loads with cable tie downs.

These tie downs – which are typically wire ropes or heavy-duty nylon straps—secure items like lumber, steel and machinery on the backs of trucks or rail cars.

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Wind Turbine Supply Chain Could Face Bottleneck

More than 23 gigawatts of new wind power capacity are predicted to be built across the country over the next two years, which seems like good news for the wind industry.

However, a new report from the consulting firm Wood Mackenize Power and Renewables has found that supply chain bottlenecks could postpone or even cancel some of these projects.

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How Battery Powered Torque Wrenches Have Gotten Better

In the late summer of 2017, we wrote about the advantages and drawbacks of using a battery-powered torque wrench.

At the time, the negatives seemed to outweigh the positives.

Yes, a battery-powered torque wrench allows operators to work without a power cord and have electronic features that other torque tools can’t match. However, we noted in 2017 that these tools had a short battery life and a less robust motor.

But a lot can happen in 18 months, so we decided to do a follow-up that focuses on some of the changes and advancements to that product line.

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