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Should Commercial Truck Tire Repair Shops Use Calibrated Torque Wrenches?

“So much is riding on your tires.”

That’s a slogan Micheline unveiled more than 30 years ago, and still uses today.

It was an ad geared at car owners, but the sentiment is true to anyone who drives: So much depends on having good tires.

If you’re a commercial truck owner, the right tires ensure your products get to where they’re going on time. And if you’re a commercial truck tire repair shop, you need to know that vehicles are leaving your facility prepared for the road, keeping truckers – and the drivers they share the road with – safe.

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Structural Bolt Tightening: Torque or Tension, which is Correct?

A325 and A490 are high-yield structural bolts used mostly in applications for bridges and steel-framed buildings.

These bolts have specific load/tension requirements per their ASTM specifications. But what about torque?

That’s a question we get quite often here are Maxpro: What is the torque required for the bolts?

This always leads to a discussion with the customer on the difference between required bolt load (tension) and torque (applied force).

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RAD Torque Wrenches for Mining/Quarry Operations

No one will ever mistake mining for an easy job.

It’s demanding work that requires durable tools, which is where RAD Torque Systems comes in.

RAD tools are used in a number of critical industries, including wind energy, oil and gas, aerospace and, for the purposes of this article, mining. Read on to learn why these are the ideal torque wrenches for quarry and mining operations.

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Why ISO 17025 Calibration is Critical for Your Torque Tools

After more than 25 years in the torque wrench business, we’re still amazed at the number of industry insiders who just don’t see why ISO 17025 calibration is so important.

These are people working in the pipeline, wind energy, petrochemical and other critical sectors, all at a time when infrastructure around the world is failing.

Applying the appropriate torque to bolts and verifying that the tool that applied the torque was correctly calibrated is essential when running a safe, effective plant or job site.

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