Torque wrenches are designed to tighten bolts to a specified torque. But, manual torque wrenches don't make life easy - depending on the application, manually tightening bolts can take hours. That's why over the years hydraulic torque wrenches, or hydraulic wrenches, have become a necessary tool in a wide variety of industries that require an efficient system for tightening bolts.
Here are some just of the benefits of hydraulic torque wrenches.
Hydraulic torque wrenches are ideal for heavy-duty bolting applications
If you require a torque wrench that offers enough power for heavy-duty applications, a hydraulic solution will be ideal because hydraulic torque wrenches generate their torque by hydraulic means alone, which means minimal effort is required on a users part to tighten bolts to a specified torque.
Hydraulic torque wrenches are ideal for heavy-duty industrial applications such as flange bolting. They have been refined over time and new versions have been developed, so it's now possible to buy and make use of lightweight variants and smaller nose-radius variants for easy access.
Hydraulic torque wrenches are self-ratcheting and accurate
Hydraulic torque wrenches are self-ratcheting and offer a high level of accuracy. They're designed to be easier to use all-round compared to conventional impact wrenches or manual torque wrenches, and have a host of additional benefits such as being quieter lighter, and more accurate.
Importantly, hydraulic torque wrenches are designed to prevent under torquing and over torquing. We all know that under torquing and over torquing can be disastrous and dangerous, and a hydraulic torque wrench makes it possible to torque large assemblies safe in the knowledge that work is being carried out to health and safety standards and also to product designer requirements.
The basic benefits of hydraulic torque wrenches
- Decreased bolting time
- Increased joint integrity
- Save time and money by avoiding failed pressure tests and repeat bolting
- Free up time for other tasks
Hydraulic torque wrenches fulfil the basic requirement of a torque wrench plus much more. Because they generate their torque by hydraulic means alone they're perfect for heavy-duty use and they offer a completely accurate way to tighten bolts to prevent under torquing and over torquing.