On August 20th, 2011, the U.S. military investigated the crash of a Global Hawk aircraft drone outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The subsequent report concluded that the cause was an improperly torqued fastener. In total, it cost them 73 million dollars. … Continue reading

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Which method of bolt tightening is right for you? Find out how they compare below. Torque Tightening Most people have only ever seen a bolt torqued, usually by a mechanic who is working on their car. By turning the nut, … Continue reading

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It is essential to know how to calculate the tightening torque of bolts to ensure your application works safely, without breaking. A mistake in this calculation could cost tens of thousands of dollars, never mind the time and hassle of … Continue reading

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Why do we torque bolts, with high attention to detail? Consider that on August 20th, 2011 the US military investigated the crash of a Global Hawk aircraft drone outside of Kandahar Afghanistan. The subsequent report concluded that the cause of … Continue reading

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At Ultra Torq we are currently offering a great promotion on two demonstrator Axxair saw and beveller units. Both the Model 121 which offers range for ¼” to 4.5” OD and the Model 171 which offers range from 5/8” to … Continue reading

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The team here at Ultra Torq wishes you and your family the very best of the holiday season. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is coming to a close. It seems like just yesterday we published our first blog of … Continue reading

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Every project has unique needs. For example, how do you choose between bolt tensioning and torquing? You need to consider your budget, the degree of accuracy required, and whether you need your bolt to be easy to control. This infographic … Continue reading

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  Orbital TIG welding requires a high level skill and experience to produce great results. But productivity and high quality welds are important, and even the most skilled and experienced manual welder sometimes falls short in the productivity category (because … Continue reading

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To achieve more productivity, orbital cutting tools will transform the way you operate. Orbital cutting tools are designed to improve accuracy, repeatability and productivity, which allows operators to work for longer periods of time. Ultra Torq carries AXXAIR orbital cutting … Continue reading

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Good quality tools should remain in calibration for a year or more. However, with regular use, your torque tools will fall out of calibration.   That doesn’ t mean they’re poor quality or your technicians are doing the job wrong … Continue reading

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