Quiet alternative to impact wrench
23 January 2013
The new TrukTorque pneumatic torque multiplier from Norbar Torque Tools features a special banana shaped design reaction arm to handle bolt tightening on both front and rear wheels of trucks and buses. The design also
Additionally, the multiplier has none of the noise and vibration problems associated with impact wrenches.
Offering accuracy, safety and convenience for the commercial vehicle repair and maintenance workshop, the tool operates up to 1000N.m of torque, is considerably lighter than a comparable impact wrench and is designed so that the operator's hands do not risk getting caught in trapping zones while wheel nuts are being tightened.
Unlike an impact wrench, TrukTorque is very quiet.
Noise at Work Regulations state that it becomes compulsory to wear hearing protection when decibel exposure levels exceed 85dBA. Typically, an impact wrench reaches 90-98dBA when idling and exceeds this when impacting. TrukTorque when operating reaches only 83dBA, which means that the operator does not need ear defenders and the working environment is free from excessive noise for all in the vicinity.