Hydraulic Torque Wrenches: Proper Operational and Safety Practices

Hydraulic torque wrenches are unique tools that produce significant amounts of torque output when connected to the required operating hydraulic pump.

10 tips focused on operational safety when using this system:

  • Wear proper P.P.E, gloves and safety glasses specifically are a must.
  • Focus on running the equipment, remove all distractions when using equipment.
  • Ensure the area has good lighting or bring in portable lights.
  • Do a pre-job brief with others involved with the work at hand.
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Wind Industry's Number 1 Tool: E-RAD Torque Wrench

New World Technologies set the industry standard when the E-RAD electric high-capacity torque wrench debuted in 2005. There was nothing like this tool on the market at that time: a calibrated, accurate, electric torque wrench with a capacity as high as 4,000 feet/pounds. Around the same time, the American wind energy business started to take off in a scalable way.

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3 Reasons Why Your Torque Wrench Needs to Be Calibrated

If you’ve been reading our blog lately, you’ll have noticed we’ve been talking quite a bit about the RAD gun from RAD tool.

These are among the best tools on the market, but like any high-end tool, a RAD gun will only function with proper care and maintenance.

Part of that maintenance includes regular torque wrench calibration. In this blog post, we’ll look at the benefits of having torque guns calibrated and why you should choose a calibration lab that’s achieved ISO 17025 accreditation.

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Buyers Guide To Power Torque Wrenches

At Maxpro we are often asked, “what is a power torque wrench?” It depends on who you ask. Our company, MaxPro, is a diverse company when specializing in high capacity Torque Wrenches. MaxPro sells Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Battery and Electric torque wrenches. These four different styles of torque wrenches are all classified under the umbrella term “power torque wrench.”

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