HYTORC, a manufacturer of hydraulic and electric torque wrenches, recently announced that its J-WASHER won the prestigious, Spotlight on Technology Award. This award, given by the Oil & Gas industry exclusively at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) conference, honors the latest and most advanced technologies every year.
The new HYTORC J-Washer takes the company’s reaction washer to an entirely new level by adding a locking feature that minimizes loosening to keep bolts tight under dynamic loads.
With the strategic placement of a ridge band on the surface, the new reaction washer prevents loosening of pre-loaded fasteners while providing all the benefits of the traditional HYTORC Reaction Washer including safety, speed, and tool longevity.
In fact, the locking design has been verified by the industry-standard Junker test, which simulates the transverse forces that loosen the assembly.
When used in combination with the HYTORC Torque Tool, the J-Washer provides unmatched efficiency in bolting operations and reduced job time.
Most importantly, the J-Washer provides outer reaction lobes that safely engage with a socket driver or reaction plate to brace the reaction forces during torque operations. Consistent with the standard HYTORC Reaction Washer, the new J-Washer eliminates the need for a separate reaction arm, eliminating pinch points and significantly reducing the risk of a hand injury.