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Correct Technique Using Torque Multiplier (Torque Multiplier)

Created By: Hyprowira | Published Date: 02 July 2017 | Last Modified: 31 July 2019

The multiplier torque is a very useful tool for the engine manufacturing industry because its main function is to increase torque levels in an easier way in areas that cannot be reached by human hands. The use of a torque multiplier is usually used to overcome the bending that occurs due to the installation of different bolts or nuts.

Alkitronic is a brand that sells a variety of torque multiplier products that have been sold worldwide and excel among other brands. The advantages of the Alkitronic brand in producing multiplier torque are power quality and better, more efficient use, providing a better level of firmness so that the resulting torque output can be more precise, consisting of many variations in power sources and of course using technology from Germany that has patent and tested for wind turbine applications. The following is a further explanation of the functions and benefits of torque multiplier in the machinery industry and how the correct techniques to use it to be more efficient and effective.

Torque Multiplier Function

In general, the torque multiplier has a function to double the ratio of torque values ??on a machine, so that the greater the value of the torque ratio, the easier the engine is run which is adjusted to the load borne. In its use, torque multipliers are often referred to as cheat bars and are considered safer to use to increase torque values ??compared to using extended handles technically. Teeth that are often used for techniques using a torque multiplier are epicyclic gearing where at each gearing stage it increases torque level with the help of a torque multiplier.

Along with the use of torque multiplier, the output ratio of the engine speed produced is smaller when compared to the input. This decrease in speed on the engine mechanism makes it more proportional to the value of the increase in torque. For example by using a torque multiplier with a ratio of 3: 1 in theory, the torque level rises to 3 times, but the speed is only 1/3. Even so, in real practice the output of the outgoing torque value is not as much as the theoretical calculation because of the friction in the engine and other inefficiency factors on the engine mechanism. That way the ratio of output torque with engine speed is still proportional.

How to use the Torque Multiplier

The first step to using a torque multiplier is to make sure you read and understand the manual that is included in each package purchasing torque multiplier including the warnings given. Look at the list of specifications what is the value of the multiplier comparison. For example, the torque multiplier you have has a ratio of 25: 1, meaning you have to set the torque wrench used at a value of 1/25 of the torque needed. Do not set more than the recommended input value.

The second step is to choose the appropriate reaction point. A good reaction point position will produce maximum pressure. Whereas if you choose the wrong reaction point, the pressure produced can make the mechanism become damaged or worn out. After the reaction point is right, start tightening the torque wrench and also the multiplier torque until you hear a click which means that the torque multiplier is safely locked and can be used.

Some warnings of use that must be considered when using a torque multiplier is that you should not use levers that are too long. Although it looks it can be easier to use but the use of long levers can be dangerous if together with a torque multiplier. To release the torque multiplier is done by reversing the installation method, do not immediately remove or even forced. In addition to using Alkitronic's torque multiplier products, selecting the right torque wrench will also make your mechanical work easier and cost efficiency.

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