Complete Guide to How Torque Wrenches Work

Torque is the rotational equivalent of force. Torque is measured in units of force multiplied by distance, like pound-feet or newton-meters (abbreviated ft-lb or Nm). Once you've got the hang of torque, you'll be able to tell if your wrench is applying enough force to rotate the object that you're attempting to turn. If it's not enough force, then whatever you're trying to turn will not budge; if there is too much force, this can cause damage to your hand or something else.

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RAD Torque Tools in the Wind Industry

RAD Torque tools have been instrumental in the explosive growth and expansion of the wind industry in the world for the last 15 years.   Partnering with key manufactures such as GE, Vestas, and Siemens-Gamesa, along with major wind turbine installers, RAD is the go-to torque tool manufacturer that helps these companies move forward in the wind industry.

Maxpro is RAD Torques largest authorized US distributer, repair and calibration center involved in servicing the wind industry. Today Maxpro provides the following RAD products to the wind industry:

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Torque Wrench Limitations: Accuracy and Range

A Torque Wrench is a vital tool used to apply the necessary torque when tightening bolts and nuts. It finds applications in the automotive, aerospace, engineering, and construction industries.

This tool has been in the market for over a century. But it has seen considerable improvements over the decades, thanks to technology.

When using a torque wrench, you always want to achieve consistent accuracy while avoiding overtightening or under-tightening situations. Selecting the right torque wrench for your applications and sticking to the torquing best practices are critical to achieving the desired outcomes.

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Torque Wrench Calibration: Why using an ISO 17025 company is a must.

Applying the correct bolt torque to critical industrial applications, such as wind turbines, bridges, gas and oil pipelines and pumps and valves, can be the determining factor if a company running smoothy, or could face a catastrophe.

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