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Norbar Scoops Two Major Business Awards

Banbury based Norbar Torque Tools has achieved major recognition in the Cherwell Business Awards for 2012, receiving both the ultimate prize as Business of the Year 2012 and the Staff Care and Training Award for the motivation and support of its employees.

Norbar Moves To Expand

Norbar Torque Tools is to move to a new 170,000 square feet production site, over three times larger than its existing factory. This is to expand manufacturing output and so deal with increased demand for its precision engineering products, 75% of which are exported worldwide to over 100 countries. The company is remaining in Banbury, Oxfordshire, where it has been established since its launch in the 1940s, demonstrating continuing commitment to the town and its workforce, most of whom live locally.

Record Norbar Apprentice Event

The Engineering Open Evening at Norbar Torque Tools on 28th February broke all attendance records, showing that engineering is becoming increasingly appealing as a career option.  This year’s event at the company’s manufacturing site at Banbury attracted 140 visitors, mainly school students interested in becoming engineering apprentices or taking a graduate route to working in the sector.

Norbar Launches Torque Screwdrivers

An important development in torque tools has taken place with the launch of an innovative range of Norbar Torque Screwdrivers. The selection includes adjustable tools providing exceptional flexibility of use and also fixed torque versions, 'P' Types, that have been designed for the production environment and pre-set for specific workplace demands.

Norbar Opens Up In India

Norbar Torque Tools has announced the launch of its new sales and customer support operation in Mumbai, India, which will be opening its doors for business as from 1st January 2012.

Management Moves at Norbar

Norbar Torque Tools has announced that Catherine Rohll has been appointed to the Board as Commercial Director, strengthening the family management team. She will hold the position jointly with her cousin Craig Brodey until he moves to Norbar's Australian head office in Adelaide to work with the existing operation, supporting business growth for the company in the South East Asia region. He will take up his new appointment as Commercial Director for Australia in January 2012.

New Norbar Multi Channel Lubro Air Pressure Regulator

Norbar Torque Tools has launched a new Multi Channel Lubro for regulating air pressure when using pneumatic torque multipliers and other pneumatic tools. This device allows the operator to undertake multiple applications without having to continually refer back to air pressure graphs and without then manually adjusting the pressure setting.

New Torque Extension App from Norbar

Norbar Torque Tools has released a new App as a free iPhone and Android download.  Based on Norbar’s online Torque Wrench Extension Calculator at, the new App will calculate what value you need to set on a torque wrench to achieve the desired level of torque when the wrench is extended. Putting an extension on a torque wrench increases the level of torque being applied to a fastener – the longer the wrench, the greater the torque.

Norbar Ultrasonic Instrument Shows New Real Time Measurement Capabilities

A chance experiment on a wind farm in Texas has demonstrated an example of the non-traditional applications that can be carried out by Norbar’s portable USM-3 ultrasonic bolt meter, which provides precise measurements for the elongation (resolution to 0.0001 mm) and load in threaded fasteners. It is known to be incredibly versatile, being able to undertake measurements for fasteners measuring from 25mm to over 15m long. What was not widely appreciated before is how it can provide precise real-time measurements of forces affecting a bolted joint, in this case a 2m long foundation bolt on a wind turbine tower.

Norbar's Non-Magnetic Range Extended

Norbar Torque Tools has launched a new 50 N·m Non-magnetic Torque Wrench to complement its 20 N·m version introduced last year. Norbar's Non-magnetic Torque Wrenches have important applications in the medical field, specifically for MRI manufacture and maintenance, where there is the presence of a strong magnetic field. Using non-magnetic tools on MRI Scanners can avoid serious risk of injury to the operator and damage to sensitive and expensive equipment.

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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.

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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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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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