Stanley Proto has added seven SKUs to its lineup of dial electronic torque wrenches. The ergonomic tool, which operates on standard 9V batteries, includes a durable chrome body – not painted – and a sturdy rotary bezel. The electronic interface keypad is designed for ease of use and offers a number of advantages to users, including:
• Torsional strain gauge technology that produces an accurate torque reading – regardless of where the load is applied on the handle – and improves accuracy to +/-1% in both directions (compared to 4% CW and 6% CCW on mechanical models);
• Accuracy valid from 10% to 100% of Full Scale (versus 20-100% for mechanical wrenches);
• A fast sampling rate that ensures the wrench will measure peak torque the moment it’s reached;
• Torque measurements that can be read in in-lb., ft-lbs. or N-m simply by pressing a button;
• Track and Peak Hold modes standard on all models (In Track Mode, the wrench displays real-time torque; in Peak mode, it holds the highest measured torque until released.);
• A green light and a buzzer that indicate when the target torque has been reached, and a red light and an intermittent buzzer that warn when the fastener has been overtorqued; and
• A bezel that rotates up to 359 degrees so that the user can view the readout easily from any direction. The bezel is shrouded with metal walls to protect the display.