What Is Torque?
Torque is rotational or turning force and is calculated by multiplying length (measured from “center of drive” to “center of handle) and force.
Why Is Torque Important?
If torque is not properly applied, it can lead to safety hazards such as stripped threads and premature loosening, or broken fasteners. Any of these outcomes could lead to product failure resulting in damages to other equipment or workers. However, if it is applied accurately, it is used to fasten specified components to precise values. There are three basic measures that influence torque application. They are:
- Condition of the components – if the fastener has rusted or stripped threads, it could result in poor performance and lead to failure.
- Accuracy of the instrument – if the torque wrench is not accurately calibrated, the fastener may be too loose or tight which can also result in product failure.
- Properly applied torque values – once the torque wrench is calibrated, it is important to apply the correct amount of torque to the fastener to ensure high performance.
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How Can We Help?
GRM offers the full line of CDI/Snap-On and TorcUp products, including hydraulic wrenches, impact sockets, pneumatic wrenches, and hydraulic pumps. We are A2LA certified in torque wrenches and measuring devices.
Please, contact a Grand Rapids Metrology representative with additional questions.
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