Industry 4.0 is often spoken about. It is nothing but the digital transformation of assembly lines. However, the question remains what electric assembly tools can allow manufacturing, production and assembly lines to switch to automation and become smart? With majority of the assembly lines relying on pneumatic and manual wrenches, the question also remains that what type of tools can replace them? In this article, we will answer these questions and talk about the benefits of making the switch to Industry 4 revolution.
Bolted Joints are critical in all major industrial applications but quite often appropriate loading is miscalculated during the design to installation period and maintenance/ shutdown periods. Very often these bolts tend to loosen due to heavy vibrational impacts and loads.
The desired load needs to be applied on a bolted joint either through-bolt tensioners or torque wrenches during shutdown or servicing to tighten them and maintain joint integrity.
During maintenance; the same tool is used to tighten all bolts which is a tedious and time-consuming task; whereas bolt elongation measurement will save a lot of time.
Let me explain Why Bolt Elongation Measurement is critical for all industries:
The Hydraulic Jacks have been in existence for more than 200 years and have evolved throughout the time into various advancements and varieties. However, they’ve been doing one thing common for ages – raising loads with the help of pumping oil in a lift ram. This makes them capable of causing potentially high damage in case they’re used incorrectly. In this article, you’ll know about some of the most important safety tips that you need to follow while working with hydraulic jacks of any kind.
1.Manuals are Not Useless
Different equipment has their features, followed by detailed safety procedures and risks as well. Therefore, you must read the instruction manual thoroughly and even if any safety procedure contradicts with a tip listed here, make sure to follow the manual. In case the manufacturer didn’t provide you a manual in the packaging, you can download one for your model on the internet. Nowadays, companies are reducing paperwork and providing essential guides such as manuals online in printable format.
Knowing that there are very few articles explaining the benefits of bolt tensioners, this article will explore on what benefits customers gain from bolting with a stud tensioner. First, we will explain the operation of a bolt tensioner and then move to the benefits it offers.
While we have already addressed the basics of torquing in our previous articles, the fundamentals of bolting is to stretch the bolt enough so that the nut could be loosened/tightened. Having said that, it is proven that combining torque with angle tightening methods can reduce the uncertainty in the bolt tightening process by reducing the dependency on torque control alone. In this article, we will talk about how torque and angle enhance the efficiency of bolting operations and the different types of torque wrenches that offer the same.
As bolts in major industrial applications tend to loosen due to impact from constant vibrations and load, bolt tensioners and torque wrenches are frequently used during shutdown to tighten them and maintain joint-integrity. However, it is an extremely tedious and time consuming process considering the fact that multiple bolts need to be torqued or tensioned with limited tensioners and torque wrench. In this article, we will explain how measuring bolt elongation with an ultrasonic bolt measurement device like the TensionPro Sonar can confirm if retightening of bolts is required.
Impact wrenches are widely used in manufacturing industries. Apart from the known fact that a torque wrench offers better accuracy than an impact wrench, did you know that torque wrenches also ensures operator safety. In this article, we will talk the Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) caused by impact wrenches and conclude with a solution to the existing problem. We will address the repercussions and the impact of this syndrome in current times.
Bolting has evolved over the years, from manually Torquing tools to now using power tools that help achieve controlled bolting effortlessly. Keeping up with developing times, HYTORC has found a solution to make bolting jobs easier with a simple fastener upgrade. In this article, we will talk about how the upgrade eliminates reaction arms from bolting tools and restricts the bolt from loosening.
Following up on our previous article where we spoke about how our bolting services offer precision torquing to eliminate leakages. This article is another case study talking about how our maintenance experts completed an impossible job with an HYTORC hydraulic torque wrench. We will begin with an explanation of the job and application followed by the solution offered.
Not long ago, our maintenance team from Jamnagar was approached by one of the oil and gas industry majors. The customer had recently procured an agitator seal which is a crucial application in the oil and gas industry. The agitator seal locks a rotating or reciprocating part and a stationary part which is either a radial or axial gap. Understanding the importance of the application, we determined that precision bolting is important to maintain joint integrity.
Torque wrench being an essential tool for completing all bolting operations, there are multiple accessories that help complete bolting jobs seamlessly on multiple applications. Boltingaccessories also help complete bolting operations for special applications that have space or access gap constraints. In this article, we will talk about how BOLTSTRONG resolves these problems with their offerings.
Before we talk about BOLTSTRONG’s offerings, let us talk about the brand itself. BOLTSTRONGis an indigenous brand of ABS engaged in developing best-in-class bolting accessories. With decades of experience in providing bolting & flange management solutions to various industrial domains, ABS offers bolting accessories for optimal quality, durability, and economy of usage. Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 standards, these accessories are assisted with quality technical support from ABS and crafted using modern technology to provide fast, accurate, and safe solutions to tighten and loosen multiple bolts simultaneously. The following are the accessories offered by BOLTSTRONG.