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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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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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Safe hydraulic and pneumatic tool use on busy job sites Almost everyone working with tools has been hurt on the job or knows someone who was injured. Most safety incidents that occur while using hydraulic or pneumatic torque wrenches can … Continue reading

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How Does a Bolt Tensioner Work? Tension is the stretch or elongation of a bolt that provides the clamping force of a joint. A bolt and nut are designed to act together as the internal threaded fastener (nut) is tightened … Continue reading

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Torque verification is vitally important… If you ever doubt that verifying the correct residual load in each and every bolt is key in industrial bolting applications, read on. On December 24th 2015, a three year old wind turbine collapsed across … Continue reading

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To achieve more productivity with less man-power, pneumatic tools will transform the way you operate. It’s no secret that using the right bolting tools can drastically decrease the time you spend tightening and removing fasteners – so why aren’t more … Continue reading

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Torque controlled bolting is a highly important aspect of your operations, and if you rush through the process, you may not achieve the secure final result that your job requires. Using the right equipment the right way can improve efficiency … Continue reading

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For commercial businesses interested in purchasing only the highest quality battery, electric or air powered, pistol grip torque wrenches on the market, RAD pneumatic bolting tools are exactly what you need. For more than 20 years, RAD has remained among … Continue reading

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Turn-of-nut installation is often the preferred method for installing structural bolts for slip-critical joints. There are several options recognized by the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC). Here are the basic conditions for bolted, structural joint connections and what you … Continue reading

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