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In the design of our EvoTorque® electronic torque tool we put prototypes thorough an astonishing amount of abuse in order to reduce the likelihood of them failing in the hands of operators. Tools were repeatedly dropped at various angles, cables were stressed over thousands of cycles, tools sprayed with water etc. However, we always understood that tools in the field would suffer mishaps that we could never have predicted or tested for.
Such a mishap occurred in the construction of the Atlantic Bridge in Panama where an EvoTorque had been hired for assembly of steelwork. The story that has reached us is that while one worker was using the EvoTorque, another was moving a 10m long, 5 ton beam with a crane. The load apparently swung towards the worker in such a way that the only thing preventing him being struck by the 5 ton beam was the EvoTorque. We are pleased to report that, thanks to our tool getting in the path of the beam, the worker escaped what could have been ...
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Norbar has devised easy-to-use online calculators that support the correct application of torque in three key areas:
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