Posted on 02/10/2014 By Norbar
I have been with Norbar Torque Tools for nearly seven years, with my first role being a Trainee Sales Engineer. I have worked my way up through the company to my current role of Technical Sales Engineer.
The primary objective of my role is to support the internal Customer Relations team, who deal with the day-to-day order entering process and are the first point of contact for customers. I also support the network of distributors that we have, and the end users that contact us on a daily basis. The Technical Sales Engineers are essentially the ‘safety net’ for when something goes wrong or when a customer has a technical enquiry.
The role involves a lot of interaction with the distribution network that has been set up to enhance maximum productivity for customers. It involves daily support via email and telephone about potential applications for Norbar products. However, our support offering for customers doesn’t end there. We regularly visit end users to evaluate applications and sol ...
Posted on 27/03/2014 By Norbar
Recently I was fortunate enough to embark upon a visit to the ship building region of South Korea. The south east region of South Korea, around the cities of Ulsan, Busan and Geoje Island, is home to three of the largest shipyards in the world – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Ship and Marine Engineering (DSME). These yards dominate the towns and landscapes that they occupy, the HHI yard for example covering an area of 1,780 acres. Amazingly, this dominant position in world shipbuilding has been reached in just 40 years, HHI’s yard having been commissioned in 1974.
The visit provided us with an invaluable insight into what our customers are experiencing in this market, their needs and how important a role torque tools and solutions play in modern marine engineering.
What became clear is that a shift has taken place in South Korean shipbuilding towards high value, high sophistication vessels. While they may still be building contai ...
Posted on 24/10/2013 By Norbar
Norbar’s research revealed that traditional electric torque tools were giving vastly different results depending on the joint type. The torque delivered to a hard joint could be more than double the torque that the same tool with the same settings would deliver to a soft joint with great potential to leave bolts under or over tightened and potentially dangerous. In developing our own electronic torque tool we decided that we needed radically different motor technology and control software to eliminate these issues.
Our solution needed to be accurate, efficient, ergonomic and intelligent. It needed to deliver the exact amount of torque required during the tightening or joint verification process of bolts, across a range of joint types and applications - from the commercial vehicle sector to wind energy.
Our extensive technical studies and development trials revealed the ideal formulation of motor technology, software and exterior design features required to deliver a state-of-the-art elect ...
Posted on 20/04/2013 By Norbar
Opening and closing water valves can be very difficult due to the amount of pressure behind them and rusting of the mechanism.
The previous method for completing this task required the use of a large stilson wrench. Due to size of the valve, pressure on the gate, or scale on the components, the torque required to actuate the valve by hand was unsafe and could potentially cause long term injuries due to excessive physical actvity. The previous method was also time consuming due to the limited space for operation of the stilson wrench.
The solution is to utilise the Norbar CTM-72-1250 Valve Actuation Tool and a custom designed reaction arm/assembly to safely actuate the valve.
The Norbar CTM-72-1250 Valve Actuation Tool has a 3 speed concept that delivers the benefit of fast run down speeds when minimal load is required when actuating the valve and low speed high torque setting to assist when loads are high. The CTM-72-1250’s operation is quiet, less than 70dB (A) w ...