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Bolt Tightening Methods 101

One of the biggest challenges when working with bolted joints is achieving a precise, accurate preload.

Inadequate preload is a common cause for bolted joint failure, which is why it’s so important to use the appropriate bolt tightening methods. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most common bolt tightening methods and their advantages and drawbacks.

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What to Look for in a Torque Tool Supplier

The internet can be a frustrating place. It provides us with more information than previous generations could ever have imagined.

And that’s a good thing. The downside is that we can’t always tell what information is correct. For example, there are plenty of heavy duty torque wrench companies on the net who aren’t what they claim to be.

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High Strength Bolt Tightening Verification Techniques

Following our series of blog posts that looked at different bolted joint tensioning methods, we’re now going to look at some bolt tightening verification techniques.

More specifically, we’re going to explore these techniques through the prism of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies.

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Hydraulic Torque Wrench Calibration: Why is It So Critical?

A coal mine that tunnels deep below the earth. A thousand-mile oil pipeline. A power generation plant that keeps the lights on for an entire metropolitan area.

What do all of these things have in common?

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