Here we discuss the industry’s best hydraulic torque wrench systems. We’re going to talk about how they work, why they’re great, and how to pick the right one for you. Ready to learn? Let’s jump in.
An Impressive Hydraulic Torque Wrench
The Norwolf X Driver is the thinnest, flattest and fastest hydraulic torque wrench system on the market.
The power head fits:
- The A Drive, a standard long reach low profile hex link.
- A hyper low profile M Drive with your choice of ratcheting and spanner style links.
- The V Drive – a square drive.
This Tool Can Take a Beating
The steel-crafted power head is built to take abuse and endure the harshest of conditions and there are no proprietary tools required for maintenance.
With a single-piece piston and one high-pressure O-ring, the drive drastically reduces its chance of failure. Larger diameter oil portals allow oil to move faster through the tool, adding to the speed advantage of the wrench and reducing heat generation, which keeps your pumps running cool.
The power head is a 360-degree hose swivel, and connecting the optional hose adapter gives it a 360 by 360 rotation, making the hose easier to manage.
Easy and User Friendly Torque Tool
For ease of maintenance, a common hex key is all you need to change the swivel out, remove the end cap or open the A Drive for field maintenance.
The X Driver comes with a safety handle on the top of the tool, allowing the handle to remain on the tool for both tightening and loosening, keeping hands and fingers away from pinch points.
The power head locks easily into the drive without the use of link pins. Combined with a streamlined design, the X Driver is able to lay completely flat on applications.
The A Drive is the hex link allowing the system to fit onto hex nuts in low profile applications such as well heads and bops. The X Driver is the fastest to fit because the patented design curve allows for a wide angle of approach, eliminating the need to manually move the ratchet. This makes the ratchet easy to fit both inline and inverted applications.
The design of the A Drive allows for a larger reaction area while protecting the power head from any potential damage. Similar to the power head, all side plate screws are the same size and since there are no roll pins, the tool is fast to dissemble and easy to maintain.
The ratchet design contains only three parts:
- The drive palm
- The ratchet
- The gear.
With a longer stroke and more effective oil distribution, the A Drive is up to 70% faster than other tools.
The M Drive is specifically made for the tightest applications where no other wrench can fit. In addition to being the flattest, it’s also the fastest due to its long stroke. It has 3 choices of hex links.
- A patented, totally enclosed ratcheting cassette with no exposed teeth and a hyper low profile.
- A non ratcheting spanner link.
- A swing open non-ratcheting link that fits around jammed nuts.
The V Drive is the fastest and most versatile square drive on the market. Boasting up to a 360 degree power stroke, the tool exceeds the competition by producing a 30% faster stroke. The V Drive is the tool of choice for socket-driven applications.
With a multiplane attached universal reaction arm, the V Drive provides the largest reaction area of any tool. It’s the only one-piece square drive, ensuring the reaction arm is never dropped.
Eight different settings along the length of the tool allow adjusting in all directions with the position lock locator buttons. A 360-degree adjustability and height adjustability for socket depths allow this system to fit more applications than ever.
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Manufactured in North America, it’s applicable across many industries. Solid steel design and fewer parts make this wrench so advanced it’s not only a tool but an entire system.