Torque wrenches come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles including: click, adjustable, preset, cam-over, break-over, electronic, dial, and insulated. Understanding the pros and cons of each wrench is critical in choosing the tool that will best suit your needs.

Click torque wrenches are one of the most common types of torque equipment, and get their name from the audible “click” sound that they make when they reach their set torque.

Adjustable torque wrenches allow for the flexibility to change the torque in instances where an operator may require more than one torque value.

Preset torque wrenches help to reduce human error by eliminating the ability to change the torque value.  These are great for applications in which multiple torque values are not needed.

Cam-over torque wrenches operate with a ball and lobe design which causes the wrench to slip free once proper torque is reach.  This is great for applications where there is no tolerance for over-torquing.

Break-over torque wrenches will deflect 20-90 degrees when they reach their set torque, alerting the operator to stop.

Electronic torque wrenches have a digital display and can be used for multiple applications including production, testing, auditing, and validation.

Insulated torque wrenches are for use in electrical systems to protect the operator.

For more information about the industrial torque wrenches we offer, or to get a quote for new equipment, click on the link below to contact a J.A. King team member.


Interested in calibration services? Take a look at the torque calibration services offered by J.A. King.

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