Mountz introduces two new style of click wrenches to its torque wrench product offering. The new EPT Series is an adjustable click wrench and the IPT Series is a preset click wrench. Engineered to accurately provide proper torque control, these wrenches are built with high quality materials, which reduces the frequency for maintenance and repairs costs. These cost effective click wrenches are durable and robust for a wide variety of industrial and maintenance fastening applications.
The IPT is a preset click wrench (internally adjustable) that ensures a reliable tightening process. A preset click wrench does not feature an external adjustment scale. These tools have an internal adjustment mechanism for setting the torque value and must be preset using a torque tester. Preset torque wrenches are typically used for production applications where there is one torque setting required. However, if the torque specification changes or a new project requires a different torque setting, the preset torque wrench is still flexible enough that a new torque setting can be set internally using a torque analyzer.
The EPT is an adjustable click wrench that provides different setting options for applications that require more than one torque value. The adjustable wrench features an external adjustment torque scale, which allows an operator to quickly adjust the torque setting on the tool as needed for different applications. The EPT wrench offers an easy-to-read dual scale system (American & S.I.) with a laser marked scale along the body tube section of the wrench. The robust tool is ideal for field service, maintenance and production applications.
Both the EPT and IPT wrenches feature a lightly knurled non-slip grip. Designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the accuracy and repeatability requirements of ISO6789: 2003, Mountz offers various models covering a torque range from 3.7 to 885.6 foot-pounds for the IPT Series and a torque range offering of 20 inch-pounds to 750 foot-pounds for the EPT Series.
Designed with durable all-steel construction and a corrosion-resistant finish, these metal handle click wrenches are suitable for various industries like construction, automotive, chemical, nuclear, energy and other industrial environments. Click wrenches are the most widely used torque product in the world. When the set torque is reached, the tool typically emits a loud audible “click.” The operator can feel the impulse from the tool and most break about 3 degrees after the set torque is reached and then become positive. Proper use and training is required so that operators stop pulling the moment the click sound is heard or felt. Resetting of the tool takes place when the hand pressure is released. Work can then immediately continue on the next fastener.
Using a quality click wrench makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.
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