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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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Wheel Nut Torque Wrench Review

Regular readers of this blog will tell you that we talk quite a bit about RAD torque tools. We’re going to continue that trend in this week’s blog post by discussing RAD’s line of wheel nut torque wrenches.

RAD wheel nut torque wrenches were designed solely for one job: wheel nut bolting, where torque control is critical. Accidents resulting from improperly tightened wheel nuts are a serious concern.

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