The Benefits of Renting Torque Tools

Torque tools can be expensive to own. That’s why renting them is a great alternative! At Ultra Torq, we strive to make our rental services seamless, timely and affordable, so you can get the tools you need to get the job done.   Here are the benefits of renting with us:   Convenient Shipping   We ship our tools for your convenience. Provide us … Continue reading The Benefits of Renting Torque Tools

Convenience and Maintenance of Battery Powered Bolting Tools

Batteries provide a range of mobility and convenience for your battery powered bolting tools. Without restrictions of plugged in power, you’re able to move bolting tools freely around for a wide range of projects without the hazards of cords or worry about whether there’s an available outlet. However, batteries can still die unexpectedly, whether due to … Continue reading Convenience and Maintenance of Battery Powered Bolting Tools

Increasing Torque Wrench Safety with Torq-Comm

Learn how the Torq-Comm Commander makes it easier for technicians to observe torque wrench safety procedures and work more efficiently. Industry Best Practices for Torque Wrench Safety The industrial bolting industry puts a lot of trust in bolting technicians. Many large-scale industrial sites count on their technicians’ commitment to torque wrench safety procedures to ensure … Continue reading Increasing Torque Wrench Safety with Torq-Comm

Why Bolt Tension Safety is Important

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. This is just one example of why bolt tensioning safety is so crucial to manufacturers … Continue reading Why Bolt Tension Safety is Important

Comparing Bolt Tightening Methods: Torquing, Hydraulic and Mechanical Tensioning

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, the mechanic tightens the bolt or stud. Torquing is, of course, used in many other … Continue reading Comparing Bolt Tightening Methods: Torquing, Hydraulic and Mechanical Tensioning

How to Calculate the Tightening Torque of Bolts

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 replacing broken equipment. The Bolt Torque Formula The formula that expresses the relationship between the … Continue reading How to Calculate the Tightening Torque of Bolts

Why Do We Torque Bolts & Why Bolt Tensioning Safety is Critical

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 the crash was an improperly torqued fastener. In total it cost the military 73 million … Continue reading Why Do We Torque Bolts & Why Bolt Tensioning Safety is Critical

PROMOTION: AXXAIR PRECISION SAWS & BEVELLERS

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 6 5/8” OD.  This machine has three applications which enable it to change from cutting … Continue reading PROMOTION: AXXAIR PRECISION SAWS & BEVELLERS

What’s the Difference Between Tensioning and Torquing?

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 will explain the core differences between tension and torque, and when to choose one over … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Tensioning and Torquing?