How To Maintain Your Torque Tools And Why It's Important
Maintaining your tools guarantees that they will be in good condition, and are always ready to be used any time. The worst thing you need is any of your tools failing to perform when you need them the most. The same can be said for the torque tools.
Maintaining and calibrating your torque tools is not an option and shouldn't be taken lightly. There are minimum requirements and standards that your devices are supposed to meet. Failure to this, you may run into problems when using them.
Maintenance and Repair
The pump unit and the hydraulic torque should be in an excellent condition where they can tighten and loosen the bolts connections. Running general maintenance will ensure that torque remains in excellent condition.Make sure you replace any damaged or worn part of the tool with a recommended replacement part. The parts should be genuine WREN.
Your torque tools should be kept away from moving machine parts, flame, sharp edges, and excessive heat. You should also keep them away from chemicals.
When routing the hydraulic hose assembly, make sure you avoid sharp bends and kinks, which will help to reduce damage to the hydraulic hose. The hydraulic hose assembly may experience premature failure due to internal damages that are caused by kinks and sharp bends.
Avoid driving over the hydraulic hose assembly and don't drop a heavy object on it either. The impact can cause internal damage to the wire strands. The damaged hose may rupture if excessive force is applied. If your hydraulic hose assembly is crushed, make sure you replace it immediately.
Before using the hydraulic hose assembly, it's recommended you check it for damages. If you are not familiar with the interface, seek the opinion of someone who does. Some minor damages may be rectified, but they may worsen if you keep using the hydraulic hose assembly.
Avoid modifying any part of the hydraulic hose assembly to avoid any damage or body injuries. The shroud should also be removed from the hydraulic torque wrench. It's also recommended to adjust the safety relief valves of the hydraulic torque wrench, which can be found inside the swivel couplings.
Cleaning the hydraulic power pack, swivel couplings, and hose couplings from debris are highly encouraged before you connect the hydraulic torque wrench to the power pack. Failure to do this may result in a piece of damaged equipment or even bodily harm. Dirty or loose couplers will result in poor operations of the tool.
Before you decide to use the hydraulic torque wrench, make sure the hydraulic gauge is present as it will help to indicate the working pressure. It acts as a window which shows you the events taking place in the hydraulic system. Keep an eye on the wrench so that you don't go above the maximum torque. Make sure you abide by the manufacturer's procedures and manual guide that comes with it.
If you don't have any experience repairing and replacing parts of the hydraulic hose assembly, make sure you hire an expert for this purpose.
The only way for your torque tools to perform better is by running regular maintenance and keeping them in a safe environment. Failure to maintain it may result in severe damage which may force you to replace the tools entirely.