Torque wrenches are essential to complete bolting operations in major industries. Apart from these tools, multiple accessories help complete complex bolting jobs seamlessly. These accessories also help complete bolting operations for applications that have access gap or space constraints. In this article, we will talk about how BOLTSTRONG resolves these problems with their offerings.
Before we start talking about BOLTSTRONG’s offering, we would like to introduce the brand itself. BOLTSTRONG is an indigenous brand developed by ABS. It is engaged in developing a wide range of robust bolting accessories. With more than two decades of experience in delivering bolting & flange management solutions to various industry majors, ABS offers bolting accessories that deliver optimal quality, durability, and economy of usage. Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 standards, these accessories are assisted with quality technical support from ABS and crafted using modern technology to provide fast, accurate, and safe solutions to tighten and loosen multiple bolts simultaneously. The following are the accessories offered by BOLTSTRONG.
As discussed in our previous article, Impact sockets are known to be robust sockets that are built to transfer the high torque delivered by industrial torque wrenches. As these sockets are designed from robust materials that are more ductile, they can withstand the impact action. As the quality of materials is made of a lower grade of steel, it helps the socket to handle the impact of vibrations and high torque output. These sockets are also ‘black’ coated i.e. a black oxide coat which prevents the socket from corrosion.
These sockets fit a locking pin, retaining ring, and a grooved ring for safety through a side hole which is designed in the socket. The additions protect the socket from accidentally falling off while operational.
Allen Key Sockets
Allen key socket which is also known as hex key sockets are widely used for loosening & tightening cap head bolts in heavy industries, these sockets are built of robust components which can be high-quality mild steel or stainless steel.
Coined as an impact socket for special applications, a stacking socket is used when there is a radial clearance problem i.e. the fasteners are too close for a conventional link. It is also used when a smaller tool is torqued on a larger nut. There are three types of stack sockets: standard bolt-thru, bolt-thru with retaining ring, and standard closed stack socket. These sockets are compatible with an inline tool with a ratchet link. A standard closed stack socket is rarely used when the extruding minimal stud is beyond the top of the nut.
Square Drive Hex Adapter
Square drive hex adaptors are special accessories used in multiple applications. They act as a converter to allow the use of driving tools and sockets of multiple drive sizes.
Low Clearance Hex Insert
Designed to be operated with a lower clearance tool where the link available is larger than the hex bolt. The hex Insets are used to eliminate the need for an extra link.
Reaction arm is a crucial accessory to complete bolting operations. These arms are attached to a torque wrench to transfer and absorb the reaction force produced while tightening. BOLTSTRONG also offers trackpads that are specially manufactured reaction fixtures for applications located in confined spaces with tight reaction points.
Accessories like offset links offer better flexibility to torque wrenches. The addition allows the square drive tool to act as a ratchet link for easy loosening and tightening of fasteners with limited height or deeply protruding thread ends.
A backup wrench is the easiest method to stop nut rotation. On torquing the bolts, the slim designed backup wrench prevents the nut on the passive side of the stud from turning. Robust in nature, they are durable, safe, ergonomic, and mechanical. Using a well-built backup wrench eliminates the unsafe practice of removing the slugging wrench to lock the nut. Adding backup wrenches reduces job completion time.
For special and applications like wheel bolting and applications with confined space, BOLTSTRONG manufactures special extensions where conventional reaction arms fail.
We hope this article helped you understand the BOLTSTRONG’s offering and the customizable accessories that they can offer to complete bolting operations faster with torque wrenches. Visit us next time for more knowledge sharing articles.