For those seeking a high-quality industrial dial wrench, look no further than the new options now available from Sturtevant Richmont at CSC Force. Replacing the legacy MD series, the new IDW dial torque wrench has many excellent features designed to make it easier to use and more durable for repeated industrial use. While there is a lot to see on the outside, such as black oxide powder coating and chromed steel, there’s a lot going on that will make this Sturtevant Richmont torque wrench one of the most essential tools in the box. Choose from capacities that range from 6-30 inches/pounds on up to 200-1,000 feet/pounds of torque and drive sizes from one-quarter up to a full inch, depending on your requirements.
A User-Friendly Design
The SR IDW-Series (industrial dial wrench) of dial torque wrench options are ideal for applications requiring the user to obtain a visible reading of the torque and access a retained measurement of the peak torque. When torque is being applied with the Sturtevant Richmont torque wrench, the user can see the face of the tool. The accuracy with this wrench is better than what is seen in the clicker-type torque wrench. This wrench is perfect for situations when the application needs to be non-destructive or when the rotation torque of an assembly is a specification. It can also be used in high-precision assembly operations, fastener testing for in-process, final, or receiving operations, and where prevailing-torque nuts are used.
When you use this industrial dial wrench for the first time, you will immediately notice the difference. A heavy duty dial guard helps to protect against breakage – even in extreme use situations. Error-proofing is built right in – the oversized dial face is very easy to read and helps to eliminate user errors and parallax errors during use. Another excellent feature is the memory indicator, which is provided on each wrench and remains at the maximum torque achieved for positive torque verification. The dial cover itself is glare resistant, which is essential in conditions when the lighting can be a challenge. The dial faces for these torque wrenches are color-coded, providing easier readings – silver for inch/pounds, gold for foot/pounds, white for Newton/meters.
Other Beneficial Features
The design of the Sturtevant Richmont IDW-Series torque wrench has been well thought out and planned. Many user-friendly features have been built right in to make this tool even more valuable to the operator. For example, wrenches that have a capacity of up to 50 feet/pounds feature a black powder coated handle with an industrial-strength finish. The dial torque wrench options that have a capacity of up to 175-250 feet/pounds have a flexible PVC handle. This PVC handle features a proper grip to ensure comfort during use. Beyond 250 feet, wrenches that have a capacity between 600-1000 feet/pounds have a specially-designed extension aluminum handle that is even easier to grip and hold onto when it is used.
Regardless of the size and type, each Sturtevant Richmont torque wrench comes in its own rugged, blow-molded storage case. These wrenches can be used in both the left and right-hand directions, depending on the operator. An additional neoprene rubber grip is provided on models up to one-half inch drive capacities for proper hand placement and maximum accuracy. An additional extension handle is also provided for wrenches with 600 feet/pounds and greater capacities to provide an ergonomic advantage. When you purchase through CSC Force Measurement, NIST-traceable tabulated certification is included, and we can provide ISO17025 certification as well upon request. Accuracy is +/- 3 percent indicated value ranging from 20-100 percent of capacity and meets or exceeds ASME B107.300 – 2010 and ISO 6789 requirements.
CSC Force Measurement
We are dedicated to providing our customers with a full line of force gauges, testing machines, grips, fixtures, and software for data collection and machine control. Quality control managers have relied on CSC Force for more than 50 years due to our proven performance in digital force gauges, mechanical force gauges, push/pull force gauges, torque products, test stands, spring testers, calibration services, dynamometers, repairs, grips, testing software, and more. Our value-added services include technical support at no charge as long as you own the equipment and expert advice provided before and after the sale. To speak with one of our representatives about the Sturtevant Richmont torque wrench and other products, call toll-free at 1-800-866-FORCE.