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Torque wrench selection guide

Torque wrench is necessary to manage the tightening torque of Mecha-lock and coupling. ( this is possible to make the same installation whoever it is) To avoid the stretching the screw and brake from over tightening, please use the torque wrench. Please see the reference below for selection, operation, and cautions.

How to select the torque wrench

Please prepare the suitable torque wrench.

 

<Pre-setting type torque wrench>
This torque wrench is widely used for any torque. The torque adjustment is at hand.
Pre-setting type torque wrench
Pre-setting type torque wrench with head changing type ( By Nakamura manufacturing co ltd. N-LCK)

 

<Single type torque wrench>
Suitable for repeatable operation
<Single type torque wrench
Single type torque wrench ( By Nakamura manufacturing co ltd. N-SPCK)

 

<Monkey type torque wrench>
Head is monkey type so this is suitable for N coupling series
Monkey type torque wrench
Monkey type torque wrench ( By Nakamura manufacturing co ltd. N-HYK)

 

<Plate type torque wrench>
This torque wrench is simple construction and easy to use. However it is easy to misread the scale and not suitable for Mecha-lock and couplings installation. We do not recommend this torque wrench.
Plate type torque wrench
Plate type torque wrench

How to select the head

Head type

<Hexagonal hole screw>

When you have operation space or end of shaft, this ratchet type is suitable for installation. QCK ratchet head
QCK ratchet head

When you have small space for operation, please use hexagonal head
HCK Hexagonal head
HCK Hexagonal head

 

<Hexagonal head screw>

When you have enough space for box head, this is more effective for tightening the screw.
RCK box wrench
RCK box wrench

When this head is contact with shaft then please use the spanner head.
SCK spanner head
SCK spanner head

 

How to use

  1. Loosen the locking screw
  2. Turn the sub scale and set main scale and sub scale (pic1)
  3. Loosen the locking screw (picture1) (please change the location of pin when it contacts to locking screw)

Tightening        Locking screw
How to use
Loosen        Main scale        Sub scale


Caution for use

  • Do not use torque wrench with long, otherwise you can not use right torque. If you use the pipe then tightening torque will be over and cause of break.
  • Grip of torque wrench should be at knurling.( picture2 - 4)
  • Please turn the torque wrench with angle (picture5 - 7)
  • Please turn the torque wrench in arrow direction (picture8)
  • Please manage the torque wrench the way manufacture recommends.
  • When you hear the sounds please stop turning the wrench. If you keep turning then it will be over torque.
  • Please turn the torque wrench gently to arrow direction.
Caution for use

 

(picture2)
Right tightening torque

(picture3)
Tightening torque is large

(picture4)
Tightening torque is small

(picture5)
Right tightening torque

(picture6)
Suitable torque does not transmit

(picture7)
Suitable torque does not transmit


Table of selection

MECHA-LOCK Series
Type Screw size Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
MA-5 M3 1.9 N30QLK
MR-6 1.7
MA-6·····19
MKA-8·····19
M4 3.9 N60LCK(230HCK-W3)
MSA-8·····19 2.7
MR-8·····14 4.0
M-20·····32
MKA-20·····32
M5 8.8 N120LCK(230HCK-W4)
MSA-20·····32 5.6
MR-15·····17 8.0
MA-35·····65
MB-25·····35
MKA-35·····50
M6 15.7 N230LCK(230HCK-W5)
MSA-35·····50 9.6
MT-20·····40
MKT-20·····40
12.7
MR-18·····42 14.0
MA-70·····85 M8 37.3 N450LCK(450HCK-W6)
MB-40·····65 39.2
MT-42·····65
MKT-42·····50
29.4
MR-45·····50 34.0
MB-70·····110 M10 78.5 N900LCK(900HCK-W8)
MT-70·····95 54.9
MB-120·····150 M12 137.3 N1800LCK(1800HCK-W10)
Type Wrench width Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
MN-8·MKN-8 22 24.5 N450LCK(230SCK-W22)
MN-10·MKN-10 24 29.4 N450LCK(230SCK-W24)
MN-11·MKN-11 24 34.3 N450LCK(230SCK-W24)
MN-12·MKN-12 24 44.1 N450LCK(230SCK-W24)
MN-14·MKN-14 30 58.8 N900LCK(900SCK-W30)
MN-15·MKN-15 30 68.6 N900LCK(900SCK-W30)
MN-17·MKN-17 30 98.1 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W30)
MN-20·MKN-20 36 137 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W30)
MN-22·MKN-22 36 147 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W36)
MN-24·MKN-24 41 167 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W41)
MN-25·MKN-25 41 186 N2800LCK(2800SCK-W41)
MN-28·MKN-28 50 226 N2800LCK(2800SCK-W41)
MN-30·MKN-30 55 255 N4200LCK(4200SCK-W55)
MN-35·MKN-35 60 294 N4200LCK(4200SCK-W60)
Rigid coupling
Type Wrench width Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
N-6-6 12 11.8 N230LCK(230SCK-W12)
N-8-8 14 13.7 N230LCK(230SCK-W14)
N-9-9 17 15.7 N230LCK(230SCK-W17)
N-10-10 17 19.6 N230LCK(230SCK-W17)
N-11-11 19 24.5 N450LCK(450SCK-W17)
N-12-12 19 29.4 N450LCK(450SCK-W19)
N-14-14 22 34.3 N450LCK(450SCK-W22)
N-15-15 23 39.2 N450LCK (*Note1)
N-16-16 24 49.0 N900LCK(900SCK-W24)
N-17-17 26 53.9 N900LCK (*Note1)
N-18-18 27 58.8 N900LCK(900SCK-W27)
N-19-19 29 63.7 N900LCK (*Note1)
N-20-20 30 68.6 N900LCK(900SCK-W30)
N-22-22 32 78.4 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W32)
N-24-24 35 83.3 N1800LCK (*Note1)
N-25-25 36 88.2 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W36)
N-30-30 41 127.0 N1800LCK(1800SCK-W41)
N-35-35 46 167.0 N2800LCK(2800SCK-W46)
Type Screw size Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
MJ-25---35 M6 15.7 N230LCK(230HCK-W5)
JK·JKW 17.7 N230LCK(230SCK-W10)
MJ-40---65 M8 39.3 N450LCK(450HCK-W6)
MJ-70---110 M10 78.5 N900LCK(900HCK-W8)
MJ-120---150 M12 137.3 N1800LCK(1800HCK-W10)
Flexible coupling
Type Screw size Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
AH-65·AH-65A M5 6.0 N120LCK (*Note1)
AH-87·AH-100 M6 13.7 N230LCK(230SCK-W10)
Type Screw size Tightening torque (N·m) Torque wrench (Changing head)
AH-65·AH-65A M5 6.0 N120LCK (*Note1)
AH-87·AH-100 M6 13.7 N230LCK(230SCK-W10)
  • (*Note 1) This spanner head is customized. Monkey type is available.
    Those types are only part of the variation. Other size of torque wrench, please contact with manufacture.