RAD Torque and the Railway Industry
Bolts play a big role in railway track installation and maintenance. At RAD Torque Systems, we’ve worked with railway companies for almost two decades, so we understand the challenges involved in laying hundreds of kilometres of track across rugged terrain.
Impact wrenches can seem like the best tool for track bolting due to affordability. But their hammering motion means they lack torque control, can damage materials and require the use of an additional torque tool to secure bolts. So they aren’t the most cost-effective option in the long run.
RAD’s line of wrenches make bolting railway ties and tracks accurate, safe and simple because they are reliable, accurate and ergonomic.
No guesswork required
Our Smart Socket series means railway engineers and technicians can measure the actual torque applied to a bolt during a torque cycle. This ensures ties and tracks are bolted to each other and the ground with perfect accuracy.
The RAD Single Speed, B-RAD Select, and E-RAD Blu offer railway technicians a variety of torque options up to 3,000 foot-pounds.
Bolting screw spikes, as well as rail bolts and nuts used to be a grueling job that required several workers. RAD’s wrenches – with torque control and continuous rotation – are easy to use by a single technician.
Keeping safety on track
Trains run through residential communities and city centres, so safety is extremely important to the railway industry. Loose bolts can cause tracks to separate, which can lead to serious issues like derailment.
RAD’s wrenches offer peace of mind. Technicians know that bolts are fastened with the correct amount of torque and can withstand wear from trains weighing thousands of tonnes.
The RAD advantage
RAD offers several tools to help railway technicians bolt tracks with extreme accuracy and safety. We also work with railway companies to design and build custom tools to meet industry-specific applications.
- Locomotive engines
- Track pads