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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. How does a Hydraulic Torque Wrench Work?
  2. What is the difference between a Pneumatic Torque Wrench and a Pneumatic Wrench?
  3. Can I use my standard sockets that I use with my hand tools?
  4. What is the difference between the TU and TX Series Hydraulic Torque Wrench?
  5. Do I need a TU or a TX Hydraulic Wrench for my application?
  6. Can the power (torque) output of the wrench be adjusted?
  7. With this much power at hand... what type of impact and noise does the wrench make?
  8. How does TorcUP know that a Hydraulic Torque Wrench is accurate?
  9. How many operators do I need to operate a Hydraulic Torque Wrench?
  10. How is a Hydraulic Wrench System safer than other methods like Impact Wrenches, etc?
  11. Can I see a wrench before I make a purchase?
  12. Can I rent the tool before I make my purchase?

Answers

  1. How does a Hydraulic Torque Wrench Work?
    A Hydraulic Torque Wrench System consists of a Hydraulic Torque Wrench (TU or TX), a Hydraulic Power Pack (Pump) and a Hydraulic Hose. The Hydraulc Power Pack attaches to the Hydaulic Torque Wrench via the Hose. The pressure from the Hydraulic Power Pack powers the Hydraulic Torque Wrench.

  2. What is the difference between a Pneumatic Torque Wrench and a Pneumatic Wrench?
    The typical Pneumatic Wrench is also known as an Impact Wrench. The word "Impact" is the major difference between the two. A TorcUP Pneumatic Torque Wrench does not impact. Instead, through multiple gear stages, we "Multiply" the torque generated through a pistol grip air drive motor.

  3. Can I use my standard sockets that I use with my hand tools?
    We do not recomment this. TorcUP produces a line of industrial Impact Sockets for use with hydraulic torque wrenches. Thes sockets are designed and manufactured to handle the extremely high torque values that are applied by hydraulic torque wrenches. Standard chrome alloy sockets are designed to work well with hand applied torque. However, they cannot withstand the power of hydraulic torque wrench.

  4. What is the difference between the TU and TX Series Hydraulic Torque Wrench?
    The TU is a Square Drive Hydraulic Wrench that utilises industrial impact sockets to engage fasteners. It is very similar to your hand operated torque wrench. The TX is a Low Profile Hydraulic Wrench that utilizes individual Hex Links to engage the fastener. With the TX there is a Power Cylinder and Hex Links in various sizes to meet the size requirements of various fasteners.

  5. Do I need a TU or a TX Hydraulic Wrench for my application?
    The TX series is primarily for limited space constraints applications. The patented design of this wrench allows it to fit where even an industrial impact socket will not fit. This tool basically solves problems of fit. The TU series is the workhorse of the TorcUP product line. This series offers users the ability to utilize standard industrial grade impact sockets to tighten and loosen fasteners. This tool is basically your most popular hydraulic torque wrench in use.

  6. Can the power (torque) output of the wrench be adjusted?
    YES!! This is the beauty of the TorcUP Hydraulic Torque Wrench. Each wrench can be adjusted through its output range. For example, a TU-3 has an output of 330FT/Lbs to 3,330FT/Lbs. The operator can adjust the pressure on the Hydraulic Power Pack to any figure within that range. The same operation goes for each wrench, both TU and TX. Every wrench has accuracy of +/-3% throughout its full range.

  7. With this much power at hand... what type of impact and noise does the wrench make?
    There is absolutely NO impact with a Hydraulic Torque Wrench. It is powered fully by fluid movement and does not pose any vibration or noise problems. The TorcUP Hydraulic Power Packs are REVOLUTIONARY in that they only create 80dBA at 10,000 PSI. They are the quietest running pumps in the industry.

  8. How does TorcUP know that a Hydraulic Torque Wrench is accurate?
    Every wrench that bears the TorcUP name has been torque tested. Upon final assembly (before putting on our shelves) we inspect every wrench for proper mechanical operation and then for torque accuracy. This assures us that every wrench actually does what we say it will.

  9. How many operators do I need to operate a Hydraulic Torque Wrench?
    Just one!! If you have a left or a right hand you can hold the remote pendant and push the button. The wrench does the rest. If you do not have hands...call us...we can provide a foot pedal to operate the system as well.

  10. How is a Hydraulic Wrench System safer than other methods like Impact Wrenches, etc?
    Ok...let's start with Impact Wrenches...they are noisy, vibrate and just as the name says...they impact. A TorcUP does not!! Tensioners utilize higher forces of pressure to "Stretch" the studs to achieve load. When a tensioner "lets go"...watch out and stand back!! We have seen mechanics with cheater bars loose grip and fall, lose grip and hit themselves, loose grip and knock out teeth...need we say more? Heating Rods...ever pick up a hot pot and not know it ws hot? Torque Multipliers...that is just a bunch of used to "Gear Up" torque input. When an operator is pushing on his torque wrench and the gears into a Torque Multiplier let go...again...WATCH OUT!! None of the above is found with a TorcUP Wrench Sytem. It is "hands-off" and remotely operated.

  11. Can I see a wrench before I make a purchase?
    Our Australia wide Sales Network has tools for demonstration on your application. Not only can you see the wrench...we will turn your fasteners to prove that we can solve your bolting problems and make your operation safer and faster.

  12. Can I rent the tool before I make my purchase?
    Not only can you rent our equipment...we will credit your rental 100% torwards your purchase. Contact us for the specifics of the Rent-To-Own Program.
Product Range
TU Series - square drive torque wrench TU Series - square drive torque wrench
 
TX Series - low clearance hydraulic torque wrench TX Series - low clearance hydraulic torque wrench
 
RP Series - pneumatic torque wrench RP Series - pneumatic torque wrench
 
EP/AP Series - pumps EP/AP Series - pumps
 
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