In this episode of the Wind Spotlight podcast from Windpower Engineering & Development, we are joined by Brian Warmerdam, product manager at RAD Torque Systems, to discuss the company’s latest offering in torque wrenches. RAD Torque is a Canadian Manufacturer producing battery-powered torque wrenches used in a range of industries, including mining, aerospace, and, of course, wind power.
RAD Torque will be exhibiting at the international construction machinery trade show, bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany. The company encourages attendees to stop by RAD Torque’s booth to test out its range of tools.
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RAD Torque systems will soon be launching an exciting new tool called the B-RAD Xtreme. Tell me about it and why it’s going to revolutionize the torque wrench industry.
Well, the B-RAD Xtreme is going to launch with the highest torque output models available anywhere in the world. We’re launching with a 5,000, 8,000 and 11,000 ft lb models, making us the biggest battery tool available in any market.
The B-RAD X also includes a bunch of safety features that are new to our battery tooling. There’s a secondary trigger to prevent accidental operation or prevent any pinch points that may occur. We also are launching the tool with a bunch of ergonomic accessories. But most importantly is performance.
RAD Torque Systems is well known for its innovative gearbox. What makes the RAD gearbox unique?
We have 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing these gearboxes across five distinct generations of design. All that experience, all that knowledge has really put us in a position to bring that together and be able to provide the strongest, smallest gearboxes possible. That’s really where we take our pride in our tools, is being able to provide something that’s ergonomic, safe to use and isn’t as cumbersome as most of the solutions on the market right now.
The E-RAD Blu torque wrench is a preferred tool in the wind industry as well. Tell me about the E-RAD Blu and why so many wind turbine manufacturers and maintenance contractors make it their go-to tool.
It’s definitely two-fold. In manufacturing, the features that seem to be successful from the E-RAD are the data collection, process control integration with open protocol and other software that uses that technology. And it’s a bit of a workhorse. It’s an AC-powered tool, so you can plug it in and use it two shifts a day, every day. On the maintenance side, up a tower, the E-RAD provides a lot of benefits over some of our competition because the tool system is fairly lightweight. It’s easier to pack up a tower in order to do flange maintenance or generator maintenance or whatever needs to be done. And that’s proven to be very successful for us.
This podcast is sponsored by RAD Torque Systems
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