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Faster Performance and Improved Worker Safety is Possible

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Faster Performance and Improved Worker Safety is Possible

It’s not hard to understand that the less time an operation takes for completion, the less likely something could go wrong. By finding tools that can reduce the time it takes to get the job done correctly, you are reducing the chances of an accident occurring.

Likewise, the more operational steps a tool needs to work, the increased odds problems can occur. When a tool needs to go through several steps to operate, the increased likelihood it will encounter a problem ...

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Revolutionary Technology Protects Humans from Hazardous Environments

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ZipNut Technology Bolting Tools from FASTORQ

Radiation, intense heat and deep-water subsea environments are extremely dangerous to humans. Fortunately, the dark days of putting people in life-threatening danger unnecessarily are over thanks to innovative ZipNut Technology.

Through unique adaptations, standard tools are being transformed and now remove human interaction in dangerous areas. They’ve been found to make work safer and faster in such industries as energy, nuclear, fire/rescue ...

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Seized & Galled Nuts Slow Work, Create Hazards for Workers

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Any time a job “requires” flame, hot sparks from grinding or striking tools, you have an increased risk of worker injury and equipment damage. This kind of work typically requires a “hot work” permit.

Rather than breaking out the hammer and chisel, blowtorch, or grinder when you have a seized or galled nut standing in the way of your job, it’s time for the AutoSPLITTER.  Unlike other methods, nut splitters use a chisel to cut into the nut and ...

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Are You Still Using the Tool Responsible for Accidents & Deaths?

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No one in the oil and gas industry, onshore or offshore, takes the topic of safety lightly. From every single perspective, safety is expensive – but not nearly as expensive as short-changing it. Injuries, accidents, fatalities, equipment failure – all these events bring work stoppage, investigations, potential for lawsuits and fines. In short, not being safety minded is far too expensive to short cut anything.

The industry has become so engrossed in the safety culture that we have companies who evaluate ...

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FASTORQ’s Bolting Technology Equipment Uses Speed and Innovation to Create Safer Tools

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See FASTORQ at Booth 3301 at 2014 OTCSafety isn’t a glamorous topic.  It isn’t slick or sexy. But it is critical. We work in a hazardous industry doing what is vital to fuel our modern world. The energy we produce provides the foundation for everything we know – powering our transportation, education, technology, economy, and homes for our families.

Every preventable accident not ...

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FASTORQ in Offshore Magazine with ZipLIFT Tool Feature

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The ZipLIFT from FASTORQ is based on Double ZipNut technology and brings greatly enhanced safety to moving equipment and cargo in hazardous environments.Excerpt from Offshore Magazine:
 

Lifting tool combines capability with safety

 

By Judy Maksoud
International Editor

As exploration and production move into deeper water, subsea equipment be-comes increasingly more difficult to retrieve and reposition. This difficulty is addressed by the ZipLIFT load ...

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FASTORQ Acquires ZipNut Technology, LLC

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(Houston) A long-standing and prosperous business relationship moved to the next level on January 1 when FASTORQ, a pioneer of the hydraulic tool industry, purchased ZipNut Technology, LLC.

Prior to the sale, the Houston-based FASTORQ incorporated and patented ZipNut Technology into many of its tools and was the exclusive manufacturer of ZipNut Technology for the energy industry.

“We are all excited to have the opportunity to continue to spread the word about ZipNut,” states Bill Washington, FASTORQ Director of Business Development. “We ...

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Happy Holidays from all of us at FASTORQ!

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FastLUBE AG: Miracle Lubricant for Damaged Bolt Threads

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Eliminate Galling and Teflon Tape with FASTORQ’s Amazing Lubricant
FastLUBE AG Lube

Wouldn’t life be great if you could snap your fingers every time you came across damaged threads on a bolt and make them work like new?

Fantasy is now reality with the miracle lubricant FastLUBE AG!

Like magic, FastLUBE AG reforms stainless steel damaged threads to nearly their original shape and makes mating surfaces smooth and even once ...

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The Importance of Time and Money in Industrial Maintenance

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Faster Tools Produce Bigger Profits

Time is money
“Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin

This adage couldn’t be truer when applied to industrial maintenance. The longer a system takes to get back online, the more money a company loses.

Think about it.  When you are not producing, you are not making money. The longer maintenance takes, the more money you lose. It is an ugly fact.  However, ...

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