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Read The Top Torque Equipment Blog Articles of 2016

It is hard to believe that the new year is upon us. In 2016, we shared a lot of information on torque tools and their applications.  All with a goal to give you a better understanding of these tools and how they can make your job easier.

Last year we wrote over 50 articles and we received some great response. Below is a list of the top five most popular articles from our library.  We thought we would share them again to get the new year started.

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[VIDEO] Pneumatic Torque Wrench Set Up

Today we’re launching a series of video blog posts focusing on Maxpro’s products and services.

First up: Ron DeMarino, the rental manager here at Maxpro, explains how to hook up and operate a pneumatic torque wrench.

Ron spends much of this clip discussing the importance of safety and proper certification when using a pneumatic torque wrench.  That includes inspecting every part of the tool for what he refers to as “abuse,” and checking the certificate of calibration against the tool’s serial number.

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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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When to Use a Pneumatic Torque Wrench

pneumatic torque wrenchPneumatic torque wrenches call to mind the old Timex slogan: they take a licking and keep on ticking.

These wrenches are known for their durability. As MaxPro Corporation President Tom Macey said recently, workers using the wrenches to build bridges “can drop it off a bridge and pick it up and start working again.”

Pneumatic torque wrenches are a good fit in places where flammable liquids and gases and electricity wouldn’t be a good mix, such as mines or oil and gas pipelines.

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