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  • Can you use an impact wrench with a Skidmore?
    October 4, 2022

    Can you use an impact wrench with a Skidmore?

    There are many different tools that can be used to tighten a fastener assembly and every tool comes with its own benefits and features.   Regardless of the tool being used if you are working with high strength bolts on a project you...

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  • April 2, 2018

    Skidmore testing with TN Series tools from GWY

    The TN series of tools from GWY are an excellent solution for executing precise and efficient turn of nut installations.  The tools most notable feature is the Angle Setting Dial. The feature allows us to specify the exact turn needed...

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  • New Calibration Lab Almost Ready
    January 12, 2016

    New Calibration Lab Almost Ready

      Skidmore-Wilhelm recently acquired a production facility which included space for a new calibration lab.  We began work immediately to optimize the space to support the flow of calibration work that moves through our shop on a daily basis.   When...

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  • April 10, 2015

    Skidmore-Wilhelm at AISC 2015 Steel Conferance

    Skidmore-Wilhelm's booth at the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference provided attendees a chance to learn about bolt tension and how testing fastener assemblies with a Skidmore-Wilhelm unit, such as the Model-MZ, can reduce or eliminate incorrect bolt tension in steel structures....

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  • July 1, 2014

    How does bolt length affect testing?

    A correctly installed bolt in an assembly will be flush or have up to three threads exposed from the nut. Many sources including the Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts (pdf) state that flush to three threads is the proper...

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  • April 24, 2014

    An Interview With Tim Gilles

    Tim Gilles is a teacher, author, and ASE Master Automotive Technician.  He was kind enough to answer some of our questions about bolt tension and clamping force in the automotive industry.
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  • April 17, 2014

    SW Howard Website Design

    Our website was built with the help of the Cincinnati web design agency, SW Howard Design. They deliver highly technical, beautifully designed and search engine optimized sites. They also support sites with web analytics, local marketing and social media marketing. ...

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  • March 14, 2014

    Torque and Tension

    Fastener assemblies are simple machines but they are often used in very complex structures.  When working in situations where joint failure is catastrophic making assumptions about how well they are working is not an acceptable method of operation.  In these...

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  • March 3, 2014

    AISC Certification

    AISC's certification programs set the quality standard for the structural steel industry.  Since their certification program focuses on error prevention rather than error correction our bolt testing units are a valuable part of the certification process.   Having a Skidmore unit...

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