Archive for June 27th, 2013

Why Proper Torque is Important for Industry

Electric torque wrench

Did you know that the peak mileage for US railroads occurred back in 1916? Today, the mileage total of all combined railroads is less than 170,000. Rails used to be joined and bolted together, as opposed to the welding approach used today.

Torque means distance and force, and is a standard term for industries like the railroad industry that need to measure precisely how much force is being exerted on different joints and sections. A torque wrench chart is something that individuals working with industrial tools use to figure out how much torque value to use for the part.

For example, if you have a one inch diameter and a 60 lb. Torque value for use, the torque wrench chart says that the torque reading on the instruments should be 45 lb. Torque wrench charts are usually needed when extensions or ada

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