Happy Holidays. Recapping 2018 at Ultra Torq

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 the year, which looked at torque tool care and regular maintenance.

We’ve enjoyed sharing performance and productivity tips with you, and with a slew of new product announcements we’ve had a very active and exciting year.

So before saying goodbye to 2018, take one last look at the topics our readers found the most interesting:

Eight Ways to Increase Productivity in Your Manufacturing Business


Every increase in productivity for your manufacturing business translates to an increase in profits. We’ve found that even when things seem to be running smoothly, there’s always some room for improvement. From re-evaluating your warehouse layout to replacing old equipment, the tips featured in this blog are sure to improve productivity across the board.

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How Does a Bolt Tensioner Work?

bolt tensioners

We took a closer look at bolt tensioning. In particular, the information needed to help you determine the correct tool for your application:

  • Bolt diameter.
  • Free stud protrusion length.
  • Nut size.
  • Washer thickness and diameter.
  • Bolt grade.
  • Bolt load requirement.

Bolts always want to return to their original, un-stretched shape. Bolt tensioners ensure the stretch is consistent and that proper claiming force is achieved.

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Five Reasons to Choose Automated Orbital TIG Welding


More and more companies are opting for automated orbital TIG welding from AXXAIR in order to maximize efficiency and produce better results.

Here’s why:

  • High quality welds.
  • Short training times (as little as two days).
  • Superior productivity.
  • Excellent functionality in confined spaces.
  • Monitoring and traceability.

Orbital TIG welding is incredibly versatile. You can use the equipment in just about any environment and get detailed and accurate recordings of every weld.

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How Often Do Torque Tools Need Calibrating?


One of the most common questions we hear at Ultra Torq is “what constitutes a regular calibration schedule?”

When it comes to calibration, you might be wondering, how often is too often and how little is too little?

ISO standards require calibration and certification at least once a year. But your needs may differ based on:

  • The tool in question
  • Accuracy deviation.
  • Application fasteners.
  • Legal guidelines.

When it comes to testing, there are two options for you to choose from: Have a certified laboratory (like the one at Ultra Torq) test them or do it yourself using a bolt and tool tester.

Missed it the first time? Looking for a refresher? Find more information here.

Safe Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tool Use on Busy Job Sites

Oil Rig Tools

Most accidents are avoidable. When it comes to hydraulic and pneumatic tool usage, safety incidents are usually caused by:

  • Improper equipment use.
  • Lack of maintenance.
  • Safety-check failure.
  • Unsafe working areas.
  • No reaction fixtures.

Obviously, these factors put the tool operator at risk. Additionally, they also lead to excessive downtime and expensive tool repairs or replacement. All of which nobody wants to deal with.

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Thank you for a wonderful 2018!


We’d like to extend our thanks to our customers and partners for making 2018 such a rewarding year. It was our pleasure to serve all your torque, pipe, tube, and bolting tool needs. We look forward to providing even more great service in 2019 – and beyond.

And even though it’s the busy holiday season, we’re still available to answer all your questions. All you have to do is contact us and we’ll reply quickly to discuss your needs and answer your questions.