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EN ISO 6789:2017 - The New Standard For Hand Torque Tools

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The 2017 edition was published at the end of February and is considerably modified from the 2003 edition.  This article is designed to explain the key differences and how the new standard is intended to be used.

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The Devil is in the Detail

Ever wondered - why torque wrenches come with a fine tooth ratchet, and why you would ever need one?

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Careers Open Evening 2017

Last night we hosted a very successful Careers Open Evening attended by over 60 parents and students.  The evening offered a variety of short tours led by all our apprentices, and product demonstrations.  On hand were engineering staff from various process streams including support functions to talk to visitors about why Norbar is a great place to work and job opportunities.

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Brexit - Six Months On

Nearly 6 months after the British public voted narrowly in favour of Brexit it still seems to be unclear exactly what we hoped to achieve in voting to leave the European Union (EU).  Hardly a day goes past without Brexit featuring in the news in some context or other and yet we are none the wiser when it comes to understanding what our future relationship with the EU will be.  Theresa May has promised to trigger Article 50 (the section of the Lisbon Treaty which needs to be invoked for us to leave the EU) by the end of March 2017, but even this is subject to a legal challenge which may delay the process.

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Review of the Year 2016

2016 was a momentous year for Norbar.  It was a year in which we left our ‘home’ of the previous 34 years and moved to a larger site across Banbury at Wildmere Road.  It was also a year in which our oil and gas orientated distributors continued to struggle to find business leaving us with a gap to fill in our gearbox and ‘engineer to order’ departments.  As it turned out, it would take most of the year to replace that oil and gas business but certainly for our gearbox product process things were looking up considerably by the end of the year.  This is how the year shaped up, month by month.

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An Arabian Tale - AIDA at ADIPEC

This month has seen Norbar exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, or ADIPEC to friends.  We are primarily here to support our distributors and grow the Norbar brand.

This is the most important show in the Middle East Oil and Gas sector by some margin and 2016 is the third consecutive year in a row that we’ve exhibited at ADIPEC.  The show was held against a backdrop of low oil prices, which have been weak for a long time.

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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

This year Norbar took part in the international WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 with a specially created stand for this international market.

The Hamburg WindEnergy is the worlds biggest meeting for the wind industry with this year’s result of about 35,000 visitors from 48 countries and 1,400 exhibitors from 34 countries.

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New ISO 6789 standard brings uncertainties for torque wrench laboratories

Those of you who have read my previous blogs and especially my March 2016 update will know that there are lots of changes to ISO 6789 coming at the end of the year. In our ISO Working Group, the combined experts from several international manufacturers and calibration accreditation bodies have created a comprehensive standard for the traceable calibration of both setting and indicating torque tools.

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Getting Products into Your Hands

As far back as the 1940’s Norbar has been working with industry to design market leading torque tightening and measuring equipment. This winning formula still rings true today, offering an extensive range of torque application tools to a variety of industries from aerospace and automotive to manufacturing and energy.

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Mountain Biking in Canada

Right back to the early days of when people were modifying simple bikes to deal with more aggressive terrain, mountain biking has become a mainstream sport and an act of pleasure for all ages and abilities – it should be mentioned that there are many different disciplines falling under cycling of which my focus is Gravity Biking, a sub category of Mountain Biking.

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