Steel construction

Steel construction involves large numbers of bolts that have to be tightened to specific torques. With bolted connections one has to deal with large amounts of bolts that have to be tightened at the moment.

Due to the ease of use, the speed, the accuracy, the light weight, the low noise production and the compact dimensions, RAD torque wrenches are particularly popular in steel construction.

For example, the MV-RAD and the E-RAD are very suitable for tightening thousands of heavy bolts, while the battery series B-RAD offers, among other things, the advantage of being able to work quickly and easily without cables, pumps or hoses, while hundreds of bolts can be torqued per battery charge.

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Torquing 45,000 bolts on a large vertical-lift bridge

During the construction of the heaviest and highest vertical-lift bridge in Europe, 45,000 bolts were quickly and accurately torqued using RAD electric and battery torque wrenches.


Working at height with RAD battery torque wrenches: no cables or hoses required

B-RAD battery torque wrenches offer torques of up to 7,000 Nm and can be fitted with safety-enhancing accessories such as fall protection equipment.


Automatic 2-speed versions (optional)

B-RAD series battery torque wrenches are available in an optional automatic 2-speed version. The tool is rotating at a much higher speed up to a certain torque, after which it automatically switches to the first speed to deliver the set torque.


Fast bridge repair using RAD battery torque wrenches An important highway bridge was closed to freight truck traffic after hairline cracks were found in the construction. Fast repair with B-RAD SELECT battery torque wrenches, which were used to torque the thousands of bolts in the bridge’s key connections, allowed heavy road traffic to regain use of the bridge several weeks earlier than expected. In addition, temporary restrictions on shipping were withdrawn.

According to the Dutch ministry of Traffic: “The chosen approach offers a sustainable, safe solution that meets the requirements of the renovation of the bridge as part of the widening of the A27 highway”.

Torque wrenches

B-RAD battery torque wrenches

Equipped with the latest techniques in the field of cordless tools, this series offers the freedom of cordless work without restrictions. Very robust, lightweight, fast and accurate torque wrenches. Reliable and dependable solution for the installation and removal of heavy-duty fasteners. RAD torque wrenches feature a patented drive system delivering one of the highest power-to-weight ratios of any pneumatic controlled bolting system. The B-RAD SELECT, MB-RAD or B-RAD-S come complete in a weatherproof case with two batteries and a charger.


These 230V torque wrenches have many possibilities. From a simple torque job all the way to checking already tightened bolts, the V-RAD and MV-RAD are all-rounders with a maximum torque of 11,000 Nm.


The optimal choice for the demanding customer. Due to its forced cooling, this torque wrench is suitable for continuous use. Very robust and powerful torque wrench suitable for any weather. Thanks to the E-RAD, offshore time savings of up to several weeks are possible.


8.0 Ah battery for B-RAD

Optional: 8.0 Ah battery for high performance. The combination of new high-performance battery cells and completely newly developed electronic components in the pack ensure that maximum power remains available for a longer time. So you can now tighten even more bolts compared to the already impressive performing 5.2 Ah batteries.

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Drop prevention

Radial offers several safety options, such as drop prevention brackets for safely working at height.


Impact Sockets

Radial carries a large stock of impact sockets. From small to large sizes, standard height or deep sockets, Allen, 4, 6, 8 or 12-point, everything is available from stock or on request.

Sliding reactiearm

Special reaction arms

For the correct positioning of torque wrenches an appropriate reaction arm is needed. For the correct positioning of torque wrenches an appropriate reaction arm is needed. Apart from the standard reaction arm that is included with each tool, Radial supplies special and custom made reaction arms.

Tool Selector

The RAD Tool Selector helps you find the right torque wrench in three simple steps.


Not found what you were looking for? Contact Radial Torque Tools B.V. and we will be happy to assist you.