Video Spotlight: “Maintenance Tips for Enerpac's S-Series Torque Wrench”
A torque wrench is a precision instrument designed to apply a specific amount of force to a thread fastener. Whether you are tightening bolts on an automotive engine or bolted joints on wind turbines, precise torque control can mean the difference between a safe and reliable product and complete disaster.
In order to maintain consistent accuracy, torque wrenches should be checked regularly for wear or defective parts. The more often a torque wrench is used the faster it will wear or go out of calibration. If you are using inadequate torque, a fastener can vibrate or work loose and if the torque is too high, the fastener can break, strip or attached parts may fail causing untimely malfunction. A preventative maintenance program will optimize your tool’s performance and reduce unpredicted downtime, saving you precious time and money.
Recently Adrian Keith of Aztec Bolting Services demonstrated proper preventative maintenance for the Enerpac S-Series hydraulic torque wrench. Here you will learn how to disassemble the torque wrench for safe cleaning and inspect it for damage or discernable wear. Keith uses a 2.5mm hex key, moly lube, an acid brush, brake clean (or other available solvents) and rags. Check out this step-by-step video below!
Related Posts: To learn more about proper calibration of your tools check out Aztec’s recent blog post, “Why Regular Calibration is Vital to Industrial Torque Wrench Capabilities.”