Lowell Corp. Introduces New Torque Wrench

April 4, 2011
SureTork wrench helps ensure nuts properly torqued

A new torque wrench from Lowell Corp. aims to solve a problem facing operators of pipeline installation and repair equipment and equipment manufacturers: the improper tightening of nuts and bolts during installation.

Lowell Corp.'s SureTork wrench can facilitate proper clamp installation by ensuring that nuts are always properly torqued, according to the company. The SureTork's bolt-thru feature permits easy access to nuts on any threaded length.

When nuts are improperly tightened, repair clamps, service saddles, tapping sleeves and mechanical joint couplings may fail prematurely, resulting in service disruptions and expensive replacement. Failure due to improper installation may also void the manufacturer's warranty, adding additional expense.

The Lowell SureTork wrench is a click-type torque handle with a quick release socket head that accepts Lowell's standard or extended reach sockets. The wrench is 20 in. long, weighs 5 lb with the head and one socket and is made in U.S.

Torque settings range from 30 to 150 lb-ft and torque value is field-adjustable in 1 lb-ft increments. Each handle is serialized and supplied with a certificate of calibration.

Wrenches are sold individually with one standard or extended reach socket. Sets are available with five extended-reach hex sockets or six standard sockets (hex or square). Extended Hex socket sizes range from 7/8 to 1.25 in. Standard Hex socket sizes range from 5/8 to 1.25 in. and Standard Square sizes range from 5/8 to 1.25 in. Metric sockets are also available upon request.

Like all Lowell products, the SureTork wrench is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of delivery.

Source: Lowell Corp.

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