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Norbar Sponsors Bloodhound Land Speed Record Bid

Banbury based Norbar Torque Tools has joined the wide ranging list of specialist companies, educational and professional organisations supplying products, services and expertise to the Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) project, that aims to push the world land speed record to an incredible 1,000 mph. At a time of resurgent interest in UK engineering, Bloodhound acts as an exciting focus for British experience in this area and an inspiration for young people considering a career in this absorbing field.

Norbar Torques Spitfires - Again

Norbar Torque Tools of Banbury recently delivered torque wrenches to nearby Enstone Airfield in Oxfordshire for the construction of brand new Spitfire aircraft. This event resonated strongly with key events in Norbar’s history, since the company was the first in Britain to commercially manufacture torque wrenches in the 1940s specifically for engineering Spitfire engines.

Norbar Torques Aviation at Farnborough

Norbar Torque Tools is back at this year's Farnborough International Airshow Trade Exhibition 9-13 July, displaying a range of maintenance support instruments for both the military and civil aviation sectors. Norbar is a world leading specialist in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment, which play a vital role in  maintaining the performance, reliability and longevity of vital aerospace equipment.

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.

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

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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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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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