RAD TORQUE AND THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
For over two decades, RAD torque systems has worked with the major players in the aerospace industry; aircraft manufacturers and airlines.
We understand that engineers and mechanics who build and repair commercial airplanes need the right tools to get the job done safely and efficiently. That’s why we work directly with engineers to design and manufacture high output torque wrenches, offsets, multipliers and reaction arms to solve problems and complete tasks unique to the industry.
The aerospace industry relies on torque tools to hold an airplane’s hundreds of thousands of components together. For this reason, data logging is of the utmost importance. Each bolt – from nose to tail – must be fastened using the right amount of torque.
RAD’s multipliers provide manufacturers with accurate data so they can rest assured that components are correctly installed to withstand extreme forces placed on them in flight.
A 737 aircraft has approximately 600,000 parts and not all of them are easy to reach, many bolts are hidden under other components making them impossible to access from above. RAD creates custom offsets to help mechanics reach low clearance bolts, in fact all offsets that we make for commercial airline manufacturers are custom made to your application.
Safety is a top priority for the industry and this includes the safety of passengers as well as the safety of engineers and mechanics who build and maintain the aircraft. Previously, it took three workers a full shift to torque a plane’s nose gear fasteners. Now with RAD’s torque multiplier, the task takes one person less than an hour to complete, with no injuries.
RAD also provides aircraft manufacturers with custom reaction arms so that mechanics can do high foot pounds without getting any kickback. In the aerospace industry, safety is in numbers – the right foot pounds and the ability of mechanics to protect themselves against any rotational load.Our multipliers can change settings for specific foot pounds to quickly and accurately torque fasteners. This means that when installing nuts and bolts, mechanics don’t have to apply manual force, avoiding shoulder injuries.
Building and maintaining airplanes is a big business with large costs, that’s why RAD makes tools in multiple ratios. Our multipliers allow aerospace mechanics to achieve the correct amount of torque. All they have to do is switch the multiplier to the next tool and calibrate it.With RAD, there’s no need to have three multipliers for three different tools.
RAD offers a whole range of tools that understand the unique needs of the aerospace industry industry:
- Twin Spindle Systems
- Vertical Fin Kits
- Torque Multipliers
- Custom Offset Gears
- Custom Reaction Arms
- Precision Electronic Tools