In recent years, the need for fast, accurate and traceable fastening solutions has resulted in the advent of increasingly sophisticated controlled bolting tools. These solutions, however, are often complicated to use, making it difficult for the average user to understand them, and requiring a significant investment in training.
Enerpac’s mission with its new ETW series electric torque wrench is to take SMART bolting, and make it simple. This SMART, yet simple new tool is custom-engineered to provide fast, accurate and safe fastening for applications that require speed, precision and traceability.
The new ETW tool is operated with a 7” touch-screen, similar to those used in many popular mobile devices. The touchscreen is housed in an impact and flame resistant control box, which helps simplify and automate complex jobs, including those with torque and angle specifications through the creation of presets. Using the touchscreen, the operator simply inputs the number of fasteners and the desired torque value for each fastening step, followed by the required angle of turn. This sequence may then be saved as an automatic preset for future use.
For simpler jobs, torque values may be input with a digital slider on the touchscreen, or directly into the rear control panel on the wrench. Once the input torque is achieved, the tool stops, and a pass/fail indicator verifies that it is ready to move on to the next fastener. When the job is completed, the fastening record can be viewed on the touchscreen, or exported to a computer via a USB connection on the control box. Key features of the ETW-Series Electric Torque Wrench include:
- The ETW tool gets the job done faster by providing continuous rotation for constant torque output
- Torque and angle function allows input of nominal torque value followed by a specific angle of rotation
- Pass/Fail indicator on back of tool verifies that the fastening has been completed accurately
- Large 7” touchscreen simplifies tool operation
- Control box simplifies complex jobs through the creation of automatic presets
- Controls on back of wrench enable operator to monitor and manage the fastening process without returning to the control box
- Fastening records may be viewed on-screen and transferred through a USB port on the control box
The ETW-Series tool is available with a full range of accessories, which also fit the Enerpac PTW-Series Pneumatic Torque Multipliers. Both the ETW and PTW complement Enerpac’s global ranges of hydraulic torque wrenches and bolting tools available from a single source, which is highly valuable to companies seeking time-saving choice, consistency of quality and traceability of outcomes.
The Electric Torque Wrench – in maximum torque capacities from 1625-8135Nm (1200-6000 ft-lbs) – is a further major step in Enerpac’s global priority of improving bolting efficiency and performance for industries requiring high repetition and high precision such as mining and energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical and processing plants.
All Enerpac controlled fastening solutions are backed by Enerpac’s 50 years of experience as an industry leader in bolting solutions and are fully backed by Enerpac’s extensive service and distribution network throughout Australasia and New Zealand to facilitate optimum reliability and safety compliance.