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
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
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
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
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 be prevented through proper handling of the equipment, preventative maintenance, and annual safety training. Where … Continue reading Safe Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tool Use on Busy Job Sites
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 onto the externally threaded fastener (bolt). How does a bolt tensioner work? It stretches the … Continue reading How Does a Bolt Tensioner Work?
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 a road at the Lemnhult wind farm in Sweden. The road was only for access … Continue reading Why Verifying Torque ACCURATELY Is Essential
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 people utilizing pneumatic tools? Ultra Torq’s pneumatic tools help operators accomplish more in less time, … Continue reading What Are Pneumatic Tools?
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 and safety on-site, and help your crew meet tighter deadlines than you ever thought possible. … Continue reading What is Controlled Bolting?
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 the most trusted names in the business of manufacturing rugged and reliable equipment for a … Continue reading Here’s your rundown of RAD Pneumatic bolting