Torque wrench is basically a tool which indicates the force applied to the twists and turns on the windings of a nut or a bolt.It’s precision of applying a specific torque or we can say force to tighten a nut or any bolt makes it an important part of the day to day life.Earlier when it was invented in the year 1918 by Conrad Bahr was basically used in the Water departments for tightening of water mains but today as also mentioned online at toptorquewrench.com, it’s use has been widespread in mainly the automobile industry and airlines industry.
UNDERSTANDING TORQUE WRENCH PRACTICALLY
Consider you are in the middle of a forest and your car breaks down.May be you know how to fix your car or may be you do not but you obviously will try. You see bolts and nuts coming out of your car ,you grab your tool kit and you find a torque wrench .This torque wrench would be so precise and so user friendly that you in no time would be able to fix your car and go to your way.
TYPES OF TORQUE WRENCHES
Torque wrenches are available in different types like
Clicker torque wrench- While using this torque wrench you get a �click’ sound indicating you are done twisting the nut or bolt.
Hydraulic torque wrench- They are used for tightening large torques with a higher accuracy level.They are used in heavy machinery and aviation industry.
Electric with digital torque wrench- A torque wrench with a digital twist.This type of torque wrench also does the same thing but it also measures the tightening angle from the snug point.The angle is measured by electronic gyroscope.
Mechatronic torque wrench-It has the properties same as clicker torque wrench but also measures the final point at which the work is done indicating by the beep.
There are varieties of torque wrenches available serving different purpose with different functionality.
The classification of torque wrench has been done in 4 types.
¼ inch drive torque wrench which is used for nuts and bolts.
3/8 inch drive torque wrench is used for cars and small vehicles.
� inch drive torque wrench is used for car, trucks and SUV’s .
1 inch drive torque wrench is used for heavy vehicles, cargo airplanes, marine work .
HOW TO WORK WITH TORQUE WRENCH THE RIGHT WAY
Now we know what a torque wrench is , what does it do, it’s classification, in how many types it is available but what we do not know is HOW TO USE A TORQUE WRENCH THE RIGHT WAY.
Firstly you should set your torque wrench to zero .
When you are using a torque wrench for twisting a nut or a bolt when it has been properly twisted to the standards you will be get an indication (the indications varies with the type of torque wrench used)which means you have to stop winding and the work of torque wrench has been done.
Another important thing to remember while using torque wrench is when you use it ,use it a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction to give the best results.
Try not to drop your torque wrench as if once dropped it looses it’s accuracy by 30%.
By using the above rules you can simply use the torque wrench.