Australasian Mining Review

Australasian Mining Review Issue 11 2015

Australasian Mining Review

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 49 of 147

rotorc's ability to be able to offer a technically superior and competitive product comes from dealing directly with the manufacturer, enabling them to secure product and pricing that meets the requirements of the australian market. Matt lloyd, Protorc Product Manager says "having an open line of communication between us and the manufacturer has been an important factor in the early success we have achieved." Protorc wrenches are manufactured and distributed by Iso accredited companies, with the manufacturer having specialised in hydraulic bolting products for over 20 years. Where many companies make wrenches as an addition to their overall product offering, the manufacturer of the Protorc wrenches focusses only on bolting products. Complete care is taken in producing a high quality product where the owner of the company is also the head engineer and designer. Because the wrenches come from a bolting specialist manufacturer, Protorc is able to offer complete bolting solutions from pumps right through to solution solving wrenches and reaction arms. Matt lloyd says that "it's not only their ability to custom design solutions but also the standard features of the tools that make them such a quality product." "things like the increased material thickness in the nose of the square drives, the unique link and head design that solves the generic problems with links cracking at the hook or even the fact that each of the square drive wrenches above ¾" drive comes with a support handle. this handle attaches to the wrench and can be positioned anywhere in a 360 o arc to provide wrench stability and greater operator safety whilst in operation, eliminating the need to have your hands on the tool itself." Protorc is imported by an experienced high force tooling company that has been selling hydraulic tooling in australia for over 30 years. Based in Melbourne they have a large stock holding of wrenches & spare parts to meet the requirements of the australian market. Matt says that "because we have our own clean room calibration facility we are capable of calibrating wrenches up to 10,000 ft./lbs. this means that wrenches that fall within these parameters are supplied with a Nata traceable calibration certificate." We are happy to set up an annual calibration schedule with our customers, providing them with peace of mind knowing that the wrenches will be regularly checked, calibrated and able to remain in operation. " Protorc's standard stock range includes square drive models ranging from 1299 ft./lbs (1760NM) up to 51105 ft./lbs(69247NM) and low clearance models ranging from 1870 ft./ lbs (2534NM) up to 29992 ft./lbs (40639NM). also available ex stock is a complete range of accessories such as sockets, reducers, reaction arms and hoses, which allows for complete system set ups. Protorc is also excited to announce the upcoming arrival of their range of pneumatic and electric wrenches in both single and two speed. set to be released in the 1st quarter of 2015. Matt says "having the addition of the pneumatic and electric wrenches will give us a complete range, and even more ability to solve our customers bolting requirements. PRoToRC : THe neW FoRCe In BoLTInG Since the official Australian launch at the QME Mining show July 2012, ProTorc wrenches have had growing success in the Australian market. For more information please visit, email sales@ and call +61 3 9562 8800. BUSINESS FOCUS P ProTorc Hydraulic Tooling AUST R A L AS I A N M I N I N G R E V I E W / Issue 11 / 50

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Australasian Mining Review - Australasian Mining Review Issue 11 2015