Torque wrenches are designed to tighten bolts to a specific torque. However, manually tightening bolts can be exhausting, time-consuming and in some cases-dangerous . Hydraulic torque wrenches are used to efficiently tighten bolts and have become a necessity in many tool boxes.
Here are 3 benefits of hydraulic torque wrenches.
Can Tighten Heavy-Duty Bolts
Industrial fasteners require a great deal of torque in order to be tightened properly. In most cases, you may not be strong enough to fully tighten a bolt simply with your own strength. Hydraulic torque wrenches use hydraulic power to increase the torque that can be applied. This means you will be able to utilize hydraulic power at the push of a button to tighten or loosen bolts. Hydraulic wrenches are ideal for flange bolting which can require significant power to tighten.
High Level of Accuracy
Hydraulic torque wrenches are designed to be easy and efficient to use. They are quiet, light and significantly more accurate than a manual wrench. Due to their level of accuracy, there is less chance that the bolt will become loose or fail. Hydraulic wrenches are also designed to constantly load fasteners preventing any under- or over-torquing when used properly. This can prevent injuries since using manual wrenches involves exerting incredible force, twisting your wrists, arms, and hands in order to tighten a bolt. This makes torquing large assemblies much safer.
Quicker Bolting Time
With a manual wrench, it can be time-consuming to fully tighten a bolt to a specified torque. Your arms can become tired and you may have to take breaks which can slow down the process. Hydraulic torque wrenches make tightening bolts much faster due to needing less power. You may also find that you save time as you won’t have to repeat the bolting process if you need to restart.
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