01 May 2010
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Cost saving torque calibration does not compromise safety

Two new torque testers have been added to the popular TruCheck range from Norbar Torque Tools.

They operate up 2000 Nm and ensure that torque wrenches are accurate by providing instant and accurate day-to-day checks while reducing the time and costs incurred when using external suppliers of calibration services. The standard TruCheck is designed for click-type torque wrenches while TruCheck Plus can test-click dial and electronic wrenches. Both versions have an accuracy of ± 1%.

Philip Brodey of Norbar explained: "With daily checks, which are very simple to carry out, the visits that garage workshops require from calibrators can be reduced in frequency. This can mean significant cost savings without any compromise on the fitness for purpose of torque tools. In fact, checking settings often and regularly is an important contribution to the safety and effectiveness of the wrench."

The wrench testers are compatible with torque wrenches from other manufacturers as well as Norbar, allowing users to cut costs without cutting corners on health and safety. Brodey believes that the new testers will prove invaluable for repair shops, including those handling heavy duty vehicles such as trucks and buses. They will also find numerous industrial applications.

The basic model has no changeable settings, so the operator simply sets the torque on the click wrench, applies it to the tester and the actual torque applied is displayed on the tester's LED screen. The more advanced TruCheck Plus allows the user to select units of torque measurement and the type of torque wrench being tested. As well as the LED numeric display, a tolerance band can be set and results shown by coloured lights to indicate whether torque is high (red) within tolerance (green) or low (amber). Data can be downloaded to a PC for storage or for the production of calibration certificates.

Author
Paul Gay

Related Companies

Norbar Torque Tools Ltd

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