Top Tips – Signs Your Torque Wrench Needs Calibrating

Industries that use hydraulic torque wrenches regularly will know that, over time, the tool will gradually begin to wear and will not perform as desired. During the lifespan of a hydraulic torque wrench, it is completely natural for the tool to fall out of calibration.

Here are some signs to look out for to determine when it is time to send your tools in for calibration/repair at HTL.

  • 12 months have passed since the tool’s last calibration
  • Visible signs of damage to components of the hydraulic torque wrench
  • Signs of oil on the exterior of the tool

If you have access to a transducer, you can also inspect torque output. If you are still uncertain, you can still send your tool in to your nearest HTL facility for clarification on whether it requires re-calibrating.

Why do you need to calibrate your hydraulic torque wrench?

Generally, it is assumed that hydraulic torque wrenches will deliver accurate torque output if operated and value set correctly.

Torque tool calibrations don’t need to be a time-consuming process. The simplest way to manage torque wrench calibrations is to send the tools to one of HTL’s certified testing and calibration laboratories. You can contact our team here to book your torque equipment for calibration and service.