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What is a Torque Multiplier?

iStock_000072061489_Small.jpgA torque multiplier gives its users a mechanical advantage when loosening and tightening nuts, bolts and other items meant to be motivated through torque. Among its benefits are upgraded safety, greater precision and better efficiency and productivity.

But in order to completely appreciate this tool, it’s crucial to comprehend how it works, and what gives it an edge over other instruments that provide torque.

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How To Choose The Right Heavy Duty Torque Tool

Torque Equipment CalibrationAny heavy industrial application that involves turning threaded fasteners – that is, nuts and bolts – comes with two questions.

1. Can the tool fasten tightly enough to prevent parts from moving and achieve the proper seal, without going beyond the fastener’s elasticity level?

2. Can the tool remove the fasteners successfully after long periods of exposure to severe environmental conditions?

At the same time, choosing the right torque tool can depend heavily on the type of torque power it delivers. Some jobs require more power than others, but in all cases, you should opt for a tool that provides you with smooth, controlled torque. A loss of control can lead to stripped threads, broken bolt heads or even personal injury.

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