NEW professional bolting technology being introduced to Australasia by Enerpac received one of its first public showings at this year's QME in Mackay.
The equipment - including some of the world's most advanced, efficient and safety-oriented torque wrenches, tensioners, hydraulic nuts, nut splitters and pumps - streamlines many of Australasian industry's most common, time-consuming and potentially hazardous maintenance and fabrication tasks.
"Because it enables one person to handle jobs that used to take several, the technology aroused considerable interest among maintenance and fabrication people at QME. Safety was another big plus - that was a strong theme this year," said Enerpac national sales and marketing manager, Bill Renton.
Included in Enerpac's exhibits were the W and S series of compact but extremely powerful high pressure (700 bar) hexagonal and square drive torque wrenches, which are easy-to-use tools are designed to replace laborious, inaccurate and often hazardous bolting and unbolting methods, such as flogging wrenches.
The rigid steel W low profile hexagonal wrenches for low clearance bolting applications weigh from only 1.4-5kg yet have terrific and precisely repeatable torque from 2712-20337Nm, while the versatile S series of double-acting square drive wrenches extends from 2.7-31kg with outputs of 1898-34437Nm.