Bolting is a major operation that is performed in almost every industry on a regular basis. Bolting is done to fix various fixtures and bind different parts to each other. Proper bolting operations are necessary for better quality of the products and also for better safety at workplace. Due to this reason, bolting must be done properly, and for that, you need proper bolting tools in industry. Without proper tools, bolting cannot be done efficiently, and hence creates a major security threat for the workers working in that industry. Here are some of bolting tools that every industry must have to perform the operations efficiently and fast.
Impact wrenches are the most commonly used bolting tools that are used in industries where you need very high power for bolting purposes. The impact wrenches are used with a very high impact force that is applied on the fastener to give it motion in a certain direction. This motion hence results in tightening or loosening of the fastener.
The impact wrenches are used for very rugged and sturdy working condition where you need very high amount of power and force such as automobile industries. Impact wrenches are used with specially designed sockets called impact sockets or power sockets. You cannot use normal sockets with an impact wrench as they are not designed to bear such heavy loads. Normal sockets may shatter and deform very soon if used with an impact wrench. When the socket shatter, the debris from those shattered sockets possess a major safety threat. For this reason, only power sockets are used with an impact wrench. The power sockets are made from very high speed steel, which has high tensile strength and are designed to bear very heavy loads. The power sockets do not deform or shatter and can be used for a long time with the impact wrenches. Impact wrenches are available as electric impact wrench and pneumatic impact wrenches.
Torque wrenches are used at the places where you need a very high amount of force and very high level of precision. The torque wrenches are designed in such a way that they provide a means to measure the force applied on the fastener so that you could stop the application of the force on the fastener at the right time and avoid the over-tightening of the fastener. The torque wrenches are available as hydraulic torque wrenches, pneumatic wrenches and electric torque wrenches.
Nut splitters are used for moving a jammed nut in a safe way without causing any damage to the nut head or the assembly near the nut. Trying to move a jammed nut with hammering can be dangerous as it can cause damage to the assembly and also produces spark, which is a major safety threat at places like oil and gas pipelines.
With proper bolting tools, you cannot only improve the quality of the products, but also can enhance the safety level at you work place.
Author’s Bio: The author is an industrial engineer working with www.powermaster.in. He works here as a product designer and helps the whole team in designing and developing new and efficient tools for industries.