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TORQUE SWITCH

TORQUE SWITCH

TORQUE SWITCH

An Aftermarket safety Retrofit for Hydraulic Torque Wrenches

Torque Safe is a replacement for the OEM Swivel on Hydraulic Torque Wrenches.  It was born in the mines of Australia when a contractor who's crew was working on a large piece of machinery, went to requisition a Hydraulic Torque Wrench from the Tool Room and he found that the Hydraulic Torque Wrenches were in quarantine. 

When he inquired as to why, he was told that someone had suffered a hand crush injury which had resulted in amputation.  The operator Of the Hydraulic Wrench was positioning the tool while his hand was on the reaction arm of the tool.  The Hydraulic Wrench Pump operator thought that the Tool Operator was ready, and actuated the tool from the pump while the tool operators hand was still in a perilous position, causing his hand to be crushed under thousands of pounds of pressure.  The jobsite was shut down for days for the investigation, resulting in additional loss of revenue etc. 

The Torque Safe system was born.  We designed a solution that gave the operator of the tool control over the tool & when it is actuated.  Depressing a dead-man safety lever will divert the oil harmlessly back to the pumps reservoir.  The tool can’t be actuated with the lever depressed.   The tool operator controls when the tool is to be actuated.  When he is ready the operator simply releases the lever and the tool works as is normal.  Communication errors between tool operator and pump operator will no longer result in tragic consequences. 

Working in conjunction with the mining company's engineering dept., the design was perfected.   3-D modeling & FEA, the prototype, testing etc., were all done in partnership with their engineering department.  Once the units were field tested and proven, Torque Safe went into production and supplied the mine with the safety switch swivel.  The word then spread to the entire mining industry in Australia & beyond. Other industries such as Oil & Gas picked up on it, and the rest is Hydraulic Torque Wrench safety history.

Torque Safe North America, LLC. Was formed in 2016.  The Torque Safe Equipment is now manufactured and assembled entirely in the USA, for the Americas and European markets. 

 


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COMPLETE UNIVERSAL SWIVEL ASSEMBLY FOR RAPIDTORC LARGE MODELS ONLY

Product no.: TS-001-XLT-L

$2,195.00 *

can be shipped within 10 days

COMPLETE ASSEMBLY FOR HYTORC, RAPIDTORC AND TITAN MEDIUM SIZE

Product no.: TS-001-XLT-M

$2,155.00 *

can be shipped within 10 days

COMPLETE ASSEMBLY FOR HYTORC, RAPIDTORC AND TITAN SMALL MODELS

Product no.: TS-001-XLT-S

$2,120.00 *

can be shipped within 10 days
* Prices plus sales tax, plus delivery