While there is considerable debate on the original intention of how to use the sanitary clamp, one thing is clear. Relying on “hand tightening” of clamp wing nuts results in considerable variability between users. This variability can dramatically alter gasket performance and result in either leaks or excess intrusion into your process stream. By using a tool to standardize clamp tightness, one variable can be removed from your process.
Integra’s Accu-Tite™ sanitary clamp torque tools fit most standard wing nuts and are accurate to +/-4%. They are factory set and can be recalibrated for years of service. Accu-Tite™ tools are available in either a ratchet (TDR) or knob (TD) design. The TDR design is a conventional ratchet style tool that can be factory set between 2 and 100 in-lbs. At the torque setting, a distinct "click" is heard accompanied by a sudden release with several degrees of free movement. The TD tool utilizes a slip clutch mechanism that releases and skips at the set torque. Torque can be set on the TD between 0 and 50 in-lbs. Both tools can be used for a convenient way to loosen clamps. The most common torque settings are 30 in-lbs for elastomeric gaskets (EPDM, Viton®, Silicone) and 50 in-lbs for more rigid materials (PTFE, PTFE/SS blends).
|TD-30INLB-B||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 30in-lbs|
|TD-44INLB-N||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 44in-lbs|
|TD-50INLB-R||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 50in-lbs|
|TDEX-30INLB-B||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 30in-lbs, extended handle|
|TDEX-44INLB-N||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 44in-lbs, extended handle|
|TDEX-60INLB-R||Accu-Tite™, Knob style, slip clutch torque tool, set at 50in-lbs, extended handle|
|TDR-30INLB||Accu-Tite™, Ratchet click style torque tool, set at 30in-lbs|
|TDR-44INLB||Accu-Tite™, Ratchet click style torque tool, set at 44in-lbs|
|TDR-50INLB||Accu-Tite™, Ratchet click style torque tool, set at 50in-lbs|
NOTE: For custom torque settings, please contact us today!