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From the monthly archives: May, 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'May, 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Videos

Norbar’s collection of training videos.

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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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