What wind techs should know about bolted joints

In a nutshell, the reliability of bolted joints may be compromised by bolt relaxation, vibration, fatigue, and corrosion.

New cordless torque multiplier pairs 160 times more torque with accurate fastening data

Power-tool innovator, Ingersoll Rand, introduces the new QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier – a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications and torque-critical joints. Built upon the QX Series platform, the Ingersoll Rand Cordless Torque Multiplier achieves up to 1,475-ft. pounds of torque, and employs advanced technology, communication, and control features to ensure accurate, repeatable bolting.

What areas of a wind turbine require bolting and what tools are most useful?

Electric torque wrenches operate on batteries and up to 220 Vac.

What method and tools are used to fasten the bolts on turbines?

The decision whether to use torque or tension to apply a bolt load is determined by the manufacturer of the turbine and the specific pressure needed.

Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions launches its Flange Management System

Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions announces the launch of an innovative flange management system or iFMS.

HYTORC unveils its first consumer tool, a lithium ion battery-powered torque gun

The 18-volt, 4.1 Ah torque gun is just 7 pounds (with battery) and designed for applications with bolts 3/8-inch to ¾-inch in diameter and requiring 25-250 foot/pounds of torque. The product carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,499.

Custom bolts manufacturer Madden Bolt Corp debuts one-piece flow program for faster lead times

When priorities shift, project schedules change, or customers request rush delivery, Madden Bolt says its new flow program will enable the company to flexibly fulfill most rush orders for anchor bolts.

Torque calibration rig for bolting tools combines safety and accuracy

As part of the Premier range, the enclosure incorporates Norbar torque measurement equipment, an interlocked safety canopy, a heavy duty and robust modular frame, lockable pump cupboard and safety interlocks to ensure operator well-being during use.

AMG Bolting offer free guidelines for tightening bolt circles, up to 96 bolts

The guide includes the tightening pattern for 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 60, 76, and 96 bolts.

ZaGo sealing fasteners & components keep lube in, dirt out

ZaGO’s military standard parts have met the strict specifications of both the Metric Standard and NASM82496. ZaGO’s MS3212/MS3213 parts are time-tested and pressure tested. The company says it is the only manufacturer of sealing screws capable of performing NASM specified pressure testing. Users depend on cutting edge-machinery to do some of the most complicated, vital tasks out there. Whether extraordinary