NEW CATALOG OF RATCHET HAND TOOLS AND MACHINE CONTROLS

Lowell Corporation has published a new catalog detailing its ratcheting hand tools for workers in electric and water utilities, construction, and plant maintenance and operation.

Lowell Corporation has published a new catalog detailing its ratcheting hand tools for workers in electric and water utilities, construction, and plant maintenance and operation. The catalog also features machine components to be specified by OEM designers.

For water and sewer utility workers and those in the construction industry, Lowell makes a variety of heavy duty ratchet and socket wrenches that can handle all kinds of nuts found in water, oil, and gas pipeline work, and in hydrant maintenance and operation.

For electric utility workers there are wrenches for numerous electrical transmission and distribution applications.

There are also ratchet wrenches, handles, and clutches that enable plant maintenance workers to control and adjust machinery with greater precision, ease, and safety.

All wrenches incorporate Lowell's Bolt-Thru design. This feature allows bolts to pass entirely through the socket so that nuts can be secured on any threaded length, eliminating the need for deep sockets or open-end wrenches.

Although there exceptions, such as observation windows and strap wrenches, Lowell's extensive product line is largely based on ratchet technology.

As a hand tool component, a ratchet makes it easier to tighten or loosen. In machinery, a ratchet can increase the efficiency of many different operations and is especially useful when used with controls that are hard to reach. When retrofit, a ratchet-based control usually replaces less effective knobs and hand wheels.

In clutching applications under 1,000 RPM, ratchets develop little overrunning or frictional torque and consume minimal power. Ratchets make a good choice for both automated and manual operations.

Lowell stocks a wide variety of products for immediate delivery. The company also makes custom tools which it can provide both as individual units and as boxed sets for end users. For OEMs, Lowell offers a range of custom controls.

Most Lowell products are guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of delivery and some carry a lifetime warranty.

Started as the Lowell Wrench Company in 1869, Lowell Corporation is a leading American manufacturer of ratchet technology for hand tools and machinery. The company makes ratchet arms, socket wrenches, ratchet and roller clutches, and related products used by civilian industry, the military, and utilities. Lowell sells its products both nationally and internationally.

For a copy of the full-line catalog, call 800/456-9355 or 508/835-2900, email customerservice@lowellcorp.com, or visit the company's web site: www.lowellcorp.com.

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