Norbar
Torque Tools

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About Norbar, world leaders in torque equipment

Cutting edge: Norbar’s state-of-the-art factory facilities ensure we provide the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control technology to achieve the highest level of innovation and precision in the field of torque control equipment.

Globally available: Norbar is the only torque equipment manufacturer to be able to offer torque tool and instrument calibration services to the original factory standard on four continents.

Stringent standards: The NATA accredited laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia, NVLAP accredited laboratory in Willoughby, USA, SAC-SINGLAS laboratory in Singapore and the laboratory in Shanghai accredited by TAF and CNAS all use the same equipment and procedures as the factory's UKAS accredited laboratory, so you are assured that you will always receive the same high standard of service that are Norbar’s hallmark.

Distributors: In addition to our laboratory services, most of Norbar's distributors offer repair, calibration & recalibration services. Several have calibration accreditation from their local standards organisations.

How Norbar was born – from wartime need to universal demand: Established in 1942, the "North Bar Tool Company" became the first company in Britain to commercially manufacture torque wrenches. The initial demand was driven by the need for the gasket-less cylinder head of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine to be accurately tightened. Bill Brodey and his partner Ernest Thornitt obtained a licence from Britain's wartime Government to begin manufacture of torque wrenches and Norbar was born.

Family values - Norbar is solely owned by the descendants of the founder, Bill Brodey. The company remains every bit as passionate today about providing customers with the highest quality products and services as Bill was when manufacturing that first torque wrench.

 

 

Product Selector

Finding the correct torque tool for your specific application is essential to ensure torque is applied accurately and with maximum ease.

Use our Product Selector to find exactly the right Norbar tool for the job.

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Find a Distributor

There are Norbar companies in the UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China and India, together with a network of specialist distributors in most countries.

Select any region on our world map for contact details.

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Download Catalogue

Details of Norbar’s extensive range of torque wrenches, multipliers and equipment for measurement and calibration can be downloaded in our comprehensive online product catalogue.

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Norbar News & Updates

Read about Norbar’s news and developments in the UK and across our international network for the latest updates on the fascinating and fast-moving world of precision torque engineering.

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Download Our Apps

Norbar apps are available free for download on Android and iPhone and are invaluable tools for engineers.

Our Torque Unit Converter provides instant conversion across Metric, SI and Imperial units.

The Torque Extension app calculates the exact torque wrench setting value for required level of torque to be applied.

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FAQ

Precision torque engineering is a wide and complex field which is critical to many sectors of industry and poses many questions to those seeking information about its features and practical applications.

Here are some of the key queries we regularly encounter.

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Use Our Calculators

Norbar has devised easy-to-use online calculators that support the correct application of torque in three key areas:

  1. Unit conversion to assist international measurement definitions.
  2. Torque extension for setting correct values
  3. Torque tension to identify precise levels of torque to be applied for individual applications.
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