Torque Wrench Limitations: Accuracy and Range

A Torque Wrench is a vital tool used to apply the necessary torque when tightening bolts and nuts. It finds applications in the automotive, aerospace, engineering, and construction industries.

This tool has been in the market for over a century. But it has seen considerable improvements over the decades, thanks to technology.

When using a torque wrench, you always want to achieve consistent accuracy while avoiding overtightening or under-tightening situations. Selecting the right torque wrench for your applications and sticking to the torquing best practices are critical to achieving the desired outcomes.

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How to Choose the Correct Battery Torque Wrench

In the last few years, a number of new battery torque wrenches have come on the market. Advances in battery life, electronic control technology and, material developments have helped speed up the development of battery torque wrenches. In this blog, we are focusing on higher capacity/ torque-controlled battery tools, as opposed to assembly line battery torque tools.

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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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