C-Rad 115 working on tightening large bolts to a torque of 10,000 nm
Pictures show the C-Rad 115 working on tightening large bolts to a torque of 10,000 nm. at a constant 4.5 rpm. The tool could be easily moved from nut to nut to follow the bolting pattern as it weighs less than 20 kilos.
The job was torqued correctly pressure tested and dispatched with no problems in less time than had been envisaged
Helping out Agra Engineering Break out old seized bolts
Low Height Hydraulic tool with 46 mm
cassette getting in where there is little or no height
producing over 2000 nm to undue bolts that had been in place
Hydraulic Tool but this time using a
square drive and socket as on this nut the clearance behind the
point of the hexagon was only 3mm
A C-Rad 40 just able to slide down the
side of the gearbox pick up reaction and undo these old nuts
46mm with no effort as it can produce 4000 nm of constantly
Market Leading HAV Equipment from 4S
4S Talking Torque is a
small, specialist firm providing unique services and solutions
to big international companies.
It specialises in the calibration, repair, hire and sales of
all types of torque wrenches, and is one of the only firms of
its type in Scotland.
Established for over 15 years, the Ladybank-based firm is a
trusted player in the Fife engineering community and beyond,
providing first-class service and considerable expertise in the
specification and maintenance of torque equipment.
All types of torque equipment – hand-torque wrenches,
hydraulic wrenches, hand-torque multipliers and pneumatic
torque wrenches – can be calibrated with a service fully
compliant with ISO 2000.
Owner Peter Roussel explains: “In-house we can calibrate to
25,000 lb/ft and we supply tools from ¼” to 3 ½” square
drive, from as small as 5 lb/in right up to 60,000 lb/ft.
“In addition to this we also design and manufacture
specialist tooling to solve bolting problems, normally from an
accessibility point of view. We have done this many times for
people like FMC in Fife, Vetco Gray in Aberdeen, and many other
companies in the oil industry, making various specialist
Talking Torque is the only Scottish repair centre approved by
both Norbar and Britool, and aims for a 24 to 48-hour
turnaround, inspecting and quoting before starting repairs.
Fully traceable vibration monitoring can also be carried out,
by trained personnel, either in the premises or, if required,
Sales is also an important aspect of Talking Torque’s
business and because of its many years experience within the
bolting industry it can offer a wide range of all the leading
brands of tools and equipment. Experienced staff can also make
on-site visits to help and advise on all aspects of bolting
The firm has been doing vibration measuring for HAV (Hand-Arm
Vibration) for the last five years, but has now added a
HAVmeter monitoring system, as supplied by Edinburgh company
Reactec, the market leader in this field.