Wright, a U.S. manufacturer of industrial hand tools, recently launched the patented Wright Square socket technology. It uses the company’s proven Wright Drive technology on the square end of a socket (where it attaches to a ratchet or an impact gun), providing 10 times more contact area than conventional designs.
With the stress spread over a larger contact area and away from the corners, Wright Drive 2.0 improves the fastener torque load while decreasing the rounding and distortion of the fastener.
Typically in a conventional socket drive, the load is too close to corners, leading to an increased fracture rate and failures. Relocating the load and stress away from the corners results in enhanced performance while increasing the socket life. In fact, the corners have the smallest cross-sectional area, as patented.
Additionally, premium Wright alloy steel is used for increased strength, ensuring precision in the broaches for consistent quality and tolerance levels.