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New RAD Pneumatic Tools

RAD 1500 TransducerAt Maxpro, we sell and rent a number of different torque tools, including products from RAD Torque Systems. Today we’re going to look at three new offerings from RAD: the RAD 1500 Transducer, the RAD 30 DX-2, and the 

RAD 1500 Transducer

The company bills this as a “complete calibration system,” able to calibrate between 75 and 1,500 ft/lbs. The system includes a static transducer, calibration stand, and a Surface tablet complete with RAD’s calibration software.

RAD’s Smart Transducers are classified to BS 7882:2008 as class 1 or better for the primary range (+/- 0.5 percent of reading from 20 to 100 percent of the full scale).

Every transducer is fully calibrated and is traceable to ISO 17025, which ensures the highest measurement of quality.

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Maxpro Has A Larger Home

SAM_2110.jpgIt’s been a busy summer for Maxpro.

As of this month, we’re in a new home, even though it isn’t that far from our old location.

On July 1, we moved into our new headquarters at 427 Sargon Way, Unit D, in Horsham.

It’s part of the same office park that we’ve called home since we began operations in 1993.

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Preventing Torque Wrench Accidents with Industrial Bolting Safety

iStock_89262763_SMALL.jpgSafety and proper maintenance and care are important when using any tool, especially with powerful precision tools such as torque wrenches.

Here are a few tips on how to prevent torque wrench accidents and make sure your torque tools function properly:

  1. Always wear safety goggles/safety glasses when using a torque wrench or any other hand tool.

  2. Inspect the wrench, and look for cracked/worn sockets. Take time to properly lubricate and replace parts that are worn.

  3. Make sure you heed the manufacturer’s instructions on torque direction, torque tighten/release cycles, torque pattern and sequence, proper force, and use of lubrication on fasteners.

  4. Never use handle extensions or other accessories unless the wrench manufacturer explicitly allows such modifications.

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What Does It Mean To Be A2LA Accredited?

A2LA AccreditedThe non-profit American Association for Laboratory Accreditation – or A2LA – is the only independent, internationally-recognized organization in the country that offers comprehensive laboratory accreditation services.

The A2LA’s mission, according to its website, is to provide “independent, world-class accreditation and training programs that inspire confidence in the quality of services and acceptance of results from accredited organizations.”

Accreditation is important, because it tells you that you’ve chosen a calibration lab that can give you accurate, reliable results.

The A2LA lists a few reasons why a lab’s technical competence should matter to manufacturers, suppliers, and other customers:

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