MATS Report: Chicago Pneumatic introduces two-in-one impact/torque wrench for wheel tightening

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Chicago Pneumatic has introduced a new tool for the trucking industry which combines the functionality of an impact wrench with that of a torque wrench.

The BlueTork CP7600 is a one-inch pneumatic wrench that turns wheel fastening into a one-step process, the company explained at the show. Customers order the tool from Chicago Pneumatic with their own desired torque setting pre-programmed into the wrench. The tool features two air motors, the second of which delivers the precise torque level required to safely fasten the wheel.

Chip Todd, regional manager for BlueTork, told Truck News fleets are expressing interest in the product because those that have used it have noticed a decline in Workers’ Compensation-related claims.

“Designed for the health and safety of the user, the BlueTork CP7600 is ergonomically designed and offers reduced noise and vibration, in a low-effort operation,” he said.

The tool is available through Chicago Pneumatic’s normal distribution channels, including Kal-Tire in Canada.

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