B-RAD Battery Torque: The Saving Grace for Crane Companies
01 September 2021
Pneumatic torque wrenches have long been the go-to tool for crane operators -- but pneumatic torque wrenches require compressors. And when you’re working several stories above ground, hauling a compressor up isn’t safe or efficient.
Today, many crane operators are choosing to go with a battery-operated torque wrench manufactured by RAD Torque System, the B-RAD Series, which includes the Select model and the BL Select model with a brushless motor.
Portable Power and Durability
One of the top reasons crane operators have often shied away from battery-powered torque wrenches is for their lack of power compared to pneumatic torque wrenches. However, the B-RAD has proven that you can get power and durability in a portable and easy to use torque wrench.
“When we introduced the B-RAD series to the industry, crane workers couldn’t believe a battery-powered tool had the ability to torque tower crane bolts,” says Dennis Roy, Account Manager at RAD Torque. “They were used to hydraulic tools, which meant renting an air compressor and hauling hundreds of feet of line up to the top of the crane just to get it assembled.”
Saving Time and Money
The ability to carry a lightweight torque tool that runs on battery power has revolutionized the crane industry and allowed many to save time and money. The portability of the B-RAD Select BL means you can get the job done quickly, accurately, and safely, you aren’t able to compromise. That’s why some of the world’s biggest companies trust RAD Torque Systems.
The B-RAD series, notably the B-RAD Select BL, is ideal for pre-torque and service jobs where electricity or compressed air are not available. With a torque range of up to 5,000 ft. lbs. and accuracy of +/- 5% and repeatability of +/- 2%, users can be sure they’re hitting the correct torque every time.
Changing How the Crane Industry Operates
If your crane operation is still using pneumatic torque wrenches consider switching to the B-RAD. The RAD Torque Systems team has seen many companies change their torque tools to a much simpler and safer tool for operators that gets the job done.
Contact RAD Torque to get yours today: https://www.radtorque.com/