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Calibration Equipment

Calibration Beams and WeightsNorbar's Test Beams are designed for the static calibration of Torque Transducers. They are ideally suited to Norbar's transducers, but can be employed on other manufacturer's equipment.

Torque is generated by the application of a known force at a known radius from the centre of rotation of the torque transducer.

Designed to remove potential sources of measurement error, these beams can be used to calibrate Norbar torque transducers, and torque transducers from other manufacturers (where design permits), as well as mechanical test devices. UKAS length certification is provided with each beam.

The Beams are designed with square drives machined to the top limit of ISO 2725:1987. This minimises any play between the beam and the transducer. However, a combination of square drive tolerances, misalignment of fittings and elastic rotation of the transducer shaft inevitably cause the beam to rotate from the horizontal under load.

Norbar's Radius Ended Beams are designed with a +/-8% degree usable arc within which the calibration accuracy is unaffected.

Additionally the beams are designed to apply load on a vertical plane which cuts through the square drive inside the transducer. This minimises bending moments on the transducer and, for safe operation, ensures that the beam will not fall out of the transducer.

Gravitational Effects

It is very important that the gravitational value for the Laboratory is established. The effect of not doing this could be a variation in the force produced by the weight of perhaps 0.5% of reading.

It is therefore stronly recommended that you establish the local value of gravity (g)  for your Laboratory and use weights that have been calibrated at that gravitational constant.

The ideal solution is to have the gravity measured on site by the national geological survey agency.

The second best solution is to ask the national agency for a figure calculated from gravitational contour maps.

The third approach is to calculate the value from knowledge of the latitude, and height above sea level in metres. This will give an uncertainty of approximately +/-0.005% but will not reflect local differences due to rock structure etc. Norbar will perform this on request if the above information is provided.

Norbar will supply weights calibrated to gravitational constants specified by the customer. However, if the customer does not specify a value for 'g' they will have been calibrated at an estimated gravitational constant for the customers' location.

Buoyancy Effects

The Norbar system uses calibrated weights to generate a downwards force.

This means that Archimedes principle applies, ie. air pressure under the weights causes an upwards force. This reduces the effective force generated by the weights and therefore the mass must be increased to allow for this.

Under standard conditions (ie. Air density 1.2kg/m3 abd 20 degrees centigrade and working in conventional mass terms) the increase required is by a factor of 0.015%.

Weights purchased from Norbar will already have this factor taken into account.

Weights that are calibrated to standard procedures do not have this factor taken into account because the air buoyancy affects both sides of the mass balance and can be ignored. It is important that weights used for torque transducer calibration are adjusted for air buoyancy.

It should also be noted that the double ended beam design employed by Norbar means that each half of the beam is balanced with regard to buoyancy of the beam. This is a significant advantage over single-arm counterbalanced systems.

Calibration Cert. Software

This easy to use software allows data from a Norbar torque measuring instrument to be down loaded onto a PC and formatted as a torque calibration certificate.

To access available Norbar torque software,  please click here (please note by clicking here you will be taken to the main Norbar website launching in a new browser window).

Dial Indicating Screwdrivers

Dial Indicating ScrewdriversDesigned for the measurement and application of low torque values, there are eight tools covering a range of 10 - 500 cN.m (14 - 40

All models are available with either 1/4" square drive or 1/4" Female Hex.

All can be used in either 'Track' or 'Memory' mode, easily changed by withdrawing a slider and resetting the bezel ring.

All are supplied with Calibration certifiates traceable to international standards.

Ideal for use in Quality Control and Research and Development as well as assembly operations in industries such as:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Domestic Appliance and
  • Office Equipment

Dial Indicating Torque Wrenches

Dial Indicating Torque WrenchesDial Indicating Torque Wrenches are designed for the precise application and measurement of any torque value, without the need for ancillary calibration equipment.

They have an accuracy of +/-3% of reading and all models have two-tone, dual scale, easy to read dials.

They are non length dependent and are supplied with a calibration certificate to satisfy the requirements of BS 5750/ISO 9000.



EvoTorque ApplicationThe EvoTorque® is an electronic torque tool designed for applying torque to threaded fasteners. The unique ‘Intelligent Joint Sensing’ technology will accurately tighten to the correct torque without the risk of excess overshoot or undershoot that is common in other electric tools.

EvoTorque® utilises patent pending motor technology and shut off control software to give unprecedented joint control from hard through to soft joints. Water and dust sealed to IP44 the tool has third party sound verification (Lwa) of 72.3dB (A) and a vibration level of 0.304m/s² for smooth and quiet delivery.

Models are available from 1000 N•m to 6000 N•m in both 110V and 230V.

Hand Torque Multipliers

Handtorque MultipliersNorbar gearboxes are built to an extremely high standard of precision. All gears rotate on needle roller bearings about hardened and ground journal pins. As a result, Norbar Handtorques can be relied upon to have a torque multiplication accuracy of +4%, throughout the operating range, taking the uncertainty out of high torque tightening.

No gearbox is 100% efficient and so the velocity ratio (the number of turns that the input has to make to achieve one revolution of the output) is not the same as the torque multiplication ratio. Norbar multipliers are engineered such that each gear stage has a velocity ratio of typically 5.45:1 which results in a true torque multiplication factor of 5:1.

Torque output calculations are therefore a matter of simple arithmetic with little risk of incorrect bolt loading due to conversion errors. Other manufacturer's multipliers often require graphs or formulae to calculate the input torque to achieve a particular output.

The Norbar Handtorque is the most comprehensive multiplier range available. Standard products are available up to 47,500 N·m (35,000 lbf·ft) and 'specials' to 100,000 N·m (73,000 lbf·ft). A range of 'nose extensions' for reaching difficult to access bolts and full range of torque transducers for highly accurate torque monitoring are available. 

HIOS Screwdrivers

HIOS ScrewdriversElectric Screwdrivers

Norbar Australia can provide a variety of high quality Electric Screwdrivers. From torque drivers for stable tightening of very small fasteners drivers for operational efficiency through to high-torque drivers for accurate repeatability and Impact sensitive drivers with reduced vibration and impact.

Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic PumpsFive gallon reservoir is available upon request.

Optional multi-port manifold & heat exchanger are available.

Fitted with roll cage as standard

User friendly gauge is top mounted at a 25° angle and is protected by a bolted-on shroud

Ideal for hydraulic torque wrenches

Weighs just 75 lbs / 34.1 Kg with oil (not including roll cage)

Operation is quiet - 78dB

Hand pendant included for ease of operation - cord length is 6m

Hydraulic Wrenches

Hydraulic Wrenches

Specifically designed for extremely low height access applications, our Hydraulic Torque Wrenches offer a cost efficient option to handle a wide range of bolt tightening and break-out needs.

Our standard Square Drive Series features eight different tools with capacities ranging from 194 to 81,360 N.m of torque using a 10,000 p.s.i hydraulic pump.
Our standard Hydraulic Cylinder/Link Series features seven different wrenches with capacities ranging from 159 to 60,720 N.m of torque using a 10,000 p.s.i. hydraulic pump.
With our range of power consoles and accessories, and 70 years of experience in the Torque Industry, Norbar can tailor a solution to your specific bolt tensioning application, no matter how unique!
Common Features:
  • Slotted Piston Rod – Maintains 90° relationship between piston rod and nut. Increases accuracy. Reduces number of moving parts.
  • Direct Porting Technology – Norbar unique hydraulic porting design incorporates a more direct route for the hydraulic fluid to pass through when coming in and out of the tool than our competitors. The end result of our design produces a faster actuating and retracting wrench.
  • Coated – All exposed parts are coated to resist corrosion.
  • 360° Swivel Fittings (Patented) – Allow hose movement without hose binding. Stainless steel with fewer moving parts - a great improvement over competitors’ delicate design. (Dual plane swivel fittings shown below)
  • Light/Ergonomic – Reduces operator fatigue.
  • Calibrated – Every tool is tested and calibrated to ± 3% accuracy
Norbar Square Drive (NSD) Series
Norbar Hydraulic Torque Wrench Square DriveNorbar square drive hydraulic ratchet wrenches offer a cost efficient option to handle a wide range of bolt tightening and break-out needs.
The NSD Series ratchet wrench employs a “patented design” which increases accuracy and reduces the number of moving parts. Our robust and lightweight aluminium body completely encloses the drive train assembly keeping the crucial lubricant inside the tool while significantly reducing the opportunity for outside elements to contaminate the inside of the tool.
The series features nine different tools with capacities ranging from 100 to 60,000 lbf.ft of torque using a 10,000 p.s.i. hydraulic pump.
  • Square Drive Ratchet Wrench – For use with all standard size square drive impact sockets. Easily shifts from tightening to break-out without disassembly.
  • Square Drive Bodies – Made of durable, high strength, lightweight aircraft alloy giving the housing maximum strength with minimum weight.
  • Uni-body – Eliminates “Pinch Points”. Reduces side loading. Totally enclosed drive-train assembly allowing nothing in or out of the tool.
  • Reaction System – This system allows the reaction member to index in increments of 7.5 degrees creating 48 different reaction points in both directions. This reaction system is reversible which gives the user an additional 48 different reaction points - 96 reaction positions in total.
  • Anti-Reverse Pawl – Holds rotational wind-up to maintain required torque.
  • Pawl Release – Anti-reverse pawl release mechanism allows manual release of tool if “binding” occurs.
  • Reaction Member – Reaction has 360° rotation and is made of lightweight aircraft alloy.
Norbar Hydraulic Cylinder/Link (NHC/L) Series
Norbar Hydraulic Torque Wrench Hex Link In LineIn-line hydraulic ratchet wrenches require minimum clearance while applying torque on the same plane as the nut, providing a marked improvement over square drive socket wrenches.
Our patented design breakthrough reduces the overall dimensions of the in-line ratcheting head allowing it to fit almost every application.
  • Lowest Overall Radial Clearance – Our patented rail design allows us to make the interchangeable low profile heads with the smallest radius currently on the market.
  • In-line Ratchet Wrench – Standard head sizes from 3/4” nuts across the flats. Metric and special sizes available.
  • Precision Machined – Increases accuracy, durability and repeatability and reduces surface damage to the nut.
  • Uni-body – Eliminates “Pinch Points”.
  • Reaction Pad – Reacts against adjacent nut. No reaction member necessary.
  • Multi-Axis Porting System – NHC/L Series tools are the first and only system that allows the swivels to be manually relocated from the top of the tool to the back of the tool (or vice versa) using only simple hand tools.
  • Drive Pin Design (Patented) – Reduces overall dimensions of hex head including a thinner “nose” radius.
  • Cylinder – Made of TL T-6 durable, high-strength, lightweight aircraft alloy with the same sturdy, dependable and accurate design (as steel cylinder).

 Hydraulic Torque Wrench Application NSD Square Drive Hydraulic Torque Wrench Application NHC Hex Link In line tool Hydraulic Torque Wrench Application NSD Square Drive support beam bolts

Power Multipliers

Pneumatic Wrenches, PneutorqueHand operated torque multipliers are ideal for low volume or intermittent use or when there is no power source available. However, for production lines or whenever a large number of bolts is involved, a powered multiplier will save a considerable amount of time.

Pneutorque operation is quiet - less than 85dB(A) with absolutely no impacting. These two factors make Pneutorques comfortable for the operator to use, reducing fatigue and consequently increasing safety.

Pneutorques provide accurate torque control - on a given joint they will stall repeatably to within +5%. Using electronic shut off, this repeatability can be improved to +1%.

The Pneutorque consists of a robust air motor driving a Norbar multiplier with three or more stages of epicyclic gearing.

Torque control is achieved by adjustment of the air pressure. An air pressure versus torque graph and a calibration certificate is supplied with each tool and allows specific torque values to be set. For more critical applications, Pneutorques can be fitted with a torque transducer and the precise torque output displayed. The tool can then be shut off at the desired torque either manually or automatically using suitable control circuitry. 

Models are available up to 100,000 N·m (73,000 lbf·ft).

Torque Measurement

Norbar Torque Measuring InstrumentsNorbar's torque transducers have established an excellent reputation based on exceptional quality and accuracy.  A very wide torque range is covered, 0.04 N·m to 100,000 N·m and three basic transducer configurations are offered; Static, Impulse Rotary and Annular.

All transducers up to 100,000 N·m are supplied as standard with a UKAS accredited calibration certificate from Norbar's in-house laboratory.

For customers who wish to take advantage of Norbar's transducers but have an existing, non Norbar display instrument, transducers can be provided with a mV/V calibration.

Norbar's instruments and transducers are complimented by a wide range of ancillary products.  Within this group are the products that would be required to set up a torque calibration laboratory, for example, torque wrench loaders meeting ISO requirements and precision beam and weight systems for calibration of torque transducers.


Torque Screwdrivers

Norbar's new range of Torque Screwdrivers embodies the values of the TT Series brand: accuracy, ease of use and comfort in use.

With an accuracy that exceeds the requirement of ISO6789 (+/-6% for tools up to 10 N·m). Furthermore, they are engineered to retain this accuracy over many thousands of tightened cycles.

Available in N·m, or production 'P' Type models.

Torque Wrenches

Norbar Torque Wrench used on MotorbikeNorbar manufacture an extensive range of high quality torque wrenches to cover torque values from 1 N·m to 2000 N·m. They are designed and manufactured to exceed international standards for accuracy.

In addition to the normal 'adjustable' torque wrenches, Norbar offer Production 'P' Type versions which can be pre-set and dedicated to a particular application. This setting system is designed to discourage unauthorised alteration.

All Norbar torque wrenches are offered as standard with a quality ratchet. For applications where interchangeable end fittings are required, 'Torque Handles' are also available in various models up to 550 N·m.

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Ultrasonic Bolt Measurement

USM-3 Application (Ultrasonic Bolt Meter)In certain critical bolting applications, factors such as friction or bolt/joint geometry are such that the measurement of applied torque alone will not provide the degree of accuracy necessary to control the preload to be monitored over the service life of the fastener. In these applications, ultrasonic measurement of fastener elongation and/or load has frequently proven to be the most accurate, reliable and cost effective solution.

Ultrasonic measurement of bolt preload is made possible by introducing a sonic pulse at one end of the fastener and accurately measuring the time of flight (TOF) required for the echo to return from the opposite end. Using material constants, the USM-3 converts this TOF into an "ultrasonic length" of the fastener, providing a baseline from which future measurements will be made. When the fastener is tightened, the TOF increases and the USM-3 will again utilise material constants to eliminate the effects of stress and temperature variations on sound velocity, providing an accurate elongation or load measurement.

The USM-3 uses state of the art hardware and software to achieve these measurements with maximum automation, and minimizes the need for operator interpretation. Offering digital recording and transmission of data, in addition to analog signal output the USM-3 provides a complete system for measurement, recording, and control of fastener tension in the most demanding applications.

For further information or help with our Ultrasonic equipment, please use the following contact details:

USA & South America
Ultrasonic Bolting Hotline (USA): 1 407 923 3724
Norbar USA Toll Free: 1 877 566 7227
Norbar USA Telephone: 1 386 774 1184
Norbar USA Fax: 1 386 774 5648

Tel:  +61 (0)8 8292 9777
Fax: +61 (0)8 8292 9799

Tel: +86 21 5146 0368
Fax: +86 21 6145 0369

Tel: +65 6841 1371
Fax: +65 6841 1372

UK and Rest of World
Tel: +44 (0)1295 270333
Fax: +44 (0)1295 753643


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