Differences in High-Capacity Torque Wrenches

As hinted by the name, a torque wrench helps apply rotating force on a fastener like a bolt or a nut to loosen or fasten it. There are three high-capacity types of this kind of wrench. These are hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric wrenches. Their main difference lies in their powering forces, which provide unique advantages to each type while also having certain limitations to their operation. Here is an overview of the main differences between these three. 

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Industrial Applications that Require Accurate Torque

A torque wrench is a tool used to ensure optimal tightness of bolts and screws. It has special internal mechanisms that aid in setting specifications for a specific application. Thus ensuring there is enough tension and loading of all parts. It is key to ensuring quality work.  

Two types of torque wrenches are ideal, depending on their application. It is used in various fields to ensure machinery and equipment safety, quality, and smooth running. 

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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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Questions to ask when buying a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

There are currently over a dozen companies involved in marketing hydraulic torque wrenches in the United States. Many of these companies claim to be the “oldest, or best” provider of hydraulic wrenches. Buyers need to be aware that not all hydraulic wrench companies are quality driven or focused on their individual needs and applications.

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