There’s always one common issue when tightening bolts on railway tracks,— they are all in awkward positions and usually close to the ground. Anyone installing or repairing railway tracks to constantly bending over or even getting on the ground to secure and fasten track bolts. While this is highly uncomfortable, the bigger issue is that poor ergonomics contribute to muscle strain, muscle imbalances and even fatigue.
To help workers and prevent workplace injuries due to tightening railway track bolts, RAD engineering team developed a unique extension for the B-RAD product line, called the B-RAD Select Torque Extension Tool. The B-RAD extension tool allows operators to stand up while they tighten bolts – offering an ergonomic solution that prevents discomfort or straining.
“RAD specializes in creating custom extensions for clients who have bolts in hard to reach places,” says Dennis Roy, Account Manager at RAD Torque. “When we heard about the workplace injuries due to poor posture within the rail industry, we knew we had to develop something to help! Today, railway workers now have an ergonomic solution to work with, which is powerful and simple to use.”
Portability is an added bonus to the B-RAD Select and its extension. With track bolts being in remote locations, the B-RAD product line does not require any hose or cables making it extremely portable when out on the field.
RAD is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic, battery-powered, and electronic pistol grip torque tools. RAD has worked with railway companies in North America and around the world for more than 25 years.
Over a decade ago, RAD pioneered and patented the first programmable digital torque technology enabling effortless data collection and highly precise Bluetooth calibration.
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