Stanley Proto dials up dial electronic torque wrenches

Updated Mar 10, 2010

Stanley Proto

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.