Innovation is the catalyst for change. Although technologies continue to evolve with electronics and assembly power tools, hand tools continue to see new innovation every year. Mountz Inc., a specialist in providing torque and fastening solutions, is pleased to announce that its new EPT adjustable click wrench won the Pro Tool Innovation Award. The annual awards program recognizes the top new products in the residential and commercial construction and landscaping industries. This is the second time in the past three years that Mountz has earned the innovation award. The patented MountzPro true dual click wrench won the award back in 2013.
This distinction was based on a panel of judges representing tool professionals from across the United States that weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and Mountz Inc. was selected as a recipient of this honor. Here’s what the judges had to say about Mountz: “Each component of the Mountz EPT Torque Wrench is geared towards durability. Considering that this line has a torque wrench with a max of 750 foot pounds, it has to be. Nine models are available covering 20 – 100 foot pounds to 150 – 750 foot pounds.”
The EPT click wrench is engineered to accurately provide proper torque control and built with high quality materials. The special material componentry of the internal parts provide increased reliability and a long service life. The tube shaft is heat treated to avoid any flex during the torque process. The one piece pawl ratchet is made from Cr-Mo (Chromium-Molybdenum Alloy) Steel providing superior strength than low cost carbon steel. The internal cam-set is housed in aluminum bronze to help reduce the coefficient of friction as the cam-set travels inside the shaft. The torque spring is constructed from Si-Cr Steel, which promotes a longer spring life. The fit and finish of this wrench is solid and can be felt from the moment it is placed in a hand.
“As manufacturers strive to go the extra mile to add useful and often game-changing innovations to their product offerings, we want to point them out so our Pro readers know who’s leading the pack,” said Clint DeBoer, executive director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. “These manufacturers and companies have truly earned a coveted spot in the toolbox of any tradesman, contractor, or construction professional.”
The EPT is an adjustable click wrench that provides different setting options for applications that require more than one torque value. The adjustable tool 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 and features a lightly knurled non-slip grip. The robust tool is ideal for field service, maintenance and production applications.
Using a quality torque 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.
Mechanical torque wrenches are built for industrial and professional markets and used throughout the world. A torque wrench is the go-to tool when precise torque is needed. Check out the awarding winning click wrench by Mountz.