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What is an Industrial Torque Wrench?

Many of the things that hold our world together are held together by bolts. And those bolts are firmly held in place thanks to proper tightening by industrial torque wrenches.

In this blog post, we’ll learn more about these invaluable tools and the types of jobs where they’re used.

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Introducing the New V-RAD Select Electric Torque Wrench Series


For the past several years, Maxpro has been the nation’s leading supplier of torque tools from RAD, whose line-up includes electric, pneumatic, hydraulic and battery-operated torque wrenches. 

 

We’re proud to announce a new addition to the RAD family: The V-RAD Select electric torque wrench, developed to fill a void in the high capacity electric torque wrench market between high-end servo powered electric wrenches and inaccurate basic clutch style electric wrenches.

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The Benefits of Using a Battery Powered Torque Wrench

One of the greatest comeback stories in our industry in recent years has been the battery powered torque wrench.

When we first wrote about these tools a few years ago, it was with several caveats, including the fact that they had a shorter battery life.

But these days, battery powered torque wrenches carry many of the benefits of other torque wrench varieties with none of the drawbacks of their earlier incarnations.

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Hydraulic Torque Wrench Operation Tips

Hydraulic torque wrenches operate at high pressure (up to 10,000 PSI) and can produce torque outputs over 50,000 ft./lbs.

These are very precise tools, with an accuracy range of plus or minus three percent and a repeatability of plus or minus one percent.

Hydraulic torque wrench operation is powered by a hydraulic pump, which is in turn runs using either electric power or pneumatic pressure.

These are industrial strength wrenches, able to exert a tremendous amount of torque to a large bolt head. You’ll find them at work in power plants, pipelines and steel mills.

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