One of the time-consuming tasks facing these contractors during maintenance shutdowns is to quickly, safely and cost-efficiently break open the multitude of hydraulic cylinders found on excavators, dump trucks and mobile and static plants. Standard wrenches are ineffective in this task because they cannot generate sufficient torque.
The global leader in bolted joint integrity and engineering services, Hydratight employs light but powerful torque multipliers of a proven design originally developed to turn the heavy turbines of aircraft engines.
Hydratight Model 8200 torque multiplier provides 16262 Nm rated output capacity in a compact tool measuring only 432mm L x 318mm W x 178mm H and weighing only 21.25kg, which can fit readily into most maintenance spaces and is easy to handle without operator stress.
According to Hydratight Business Development Manager – Mining, Mr Mark Leggott, the torque multipliers have terrific and precise power and precision, coming from a range of products used to service military and civil aircraft including the joint strike fighter and C130 Hercules, and the Boeing series up to the 787.
Hydratight Model 8200 torque multipliers feature a unique design that enables more torque to be transferred with less weight, enhancing safety and ease of use. The innovative design also extends the life of the tool, enhancing reliability wherever it is applied – in the workshop or on-site.
Hydratight is expanding its services to the Australian mining industry to help promote safety and efficiency, and avoid downtime.
All Hydratight service personnel are matched precisely to the task to which they are assigned, with comprehensive training to gain competency cards that demonstrate the range of their skills across a broad spectrum of maintenance and operational tasks, including:
- Bolted joint maintenance
- Specialised on-site field machining
- Portable boring
- Synchronised lifting
- Pre-heating equipment for welding
- Post-weld stress relieving