Electronic Torque Wrench Made with Shop Precision in Mind
Apex Tool Group introduced its new GEARWRENCH Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle to handle the torque-to-yield bolts more frequently used in vehicle manufacturing.
Torque-to-yield bolts need to be torqued to a specified setting and then are rotated to a certain degree to ensure the correct amount of torque is applied. With the new Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle, the initial torque setting gets the bolt close to the point when it will start to stretch. Then, applying the additional angle rotation stretches the bolt a predetermined amount to where it will provide the correct clamping pressure, according to GEARWRENCH.
“Without a torque wrench with angle, the Technician might ‘eyeball it,’ use paint markings on the head bolts or use a torque wrench and angle gauge,” said product manager Jim Stewart. “Our new Electronic Torque Wrenches with Angle allow technicians to do standard torque jobs and also jobs requiring angle using one tool. They’re accurate, quick to set up, provide repeatability and are easy to use.”
The new GEARWRENCH Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle is available for 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch drives. It features three modes of operation: Peak Torque, Angle, and Peak Angle. Torque accuracy is 2-percent clockwise, and 3-percent counterclockwise in the 20-100-percent range. The 72-tooth gear provides a 5-degree ratcheting arc. An audible tone goes off as the target torque value is approached, and when the target torque is reached, the handle vibrates, a beep tone sounds and the screen display changes color.