Over-compression is the biggest problem experienced in this industry. Most of the elastomers gaskets are already damaged even before they are being used. Think about the life expectance of a gasket that is over compressed.
The torque knob prevents over compression by setting a torque limit. The torque knob is an easy tool to use. It fits almost all wing-nuts depending on the gasket material you can chose the specific torque in Nm. Turn until it starts clicking.
|20 - IN-LB||2,3 NM||Buna, EPDM, FKM, Silicone, Kalrez|
|30 - IN-LB||3,4 NM||Buna, EPDM, FKM, Silicone, Kalrez, Tuf-Flex®|
|40 - IN-LB||4,5 NM||Buna, EPDM, FKM, Silicone, Kalrez, Tuf-Flex®|
|50 - IN-LB||5,7 NM||PTFE, Tuf-Steel®, Envelope Gaskets|
|70 - IN-LB||7,9 NM||GYLON BIO-PRO®, GYLON BIO-PRO PLUS™|