Perfect Surface Gasket System

Torque-Rite

The Perfect Surface Gasket System.

Presenting The Perfect Surface Gasket System. The perfect union of Torque-Rite and the Perfect Surface Gasket.

Torque-Rite allows you to control compression and expansion while maintaining constant inch/pounds force insuring a Perfect Surface ID when used with a Perfect Surface Gasket . Torque-Rite eliminates the problems associated with over or under tightening a gasket which can lead to an unsanitary system.

Compression Control is Easy

When tightened, the Torque-Rite's self-limiting internal mechanism will make an audible "click" signaling the user they have reached proper inch/pounds force. If further tightening is attempted, there will be more "clicks" but no additional application of force on the gasket (if emergency conditions arise, the Torque-Rite has a built-in manual override feature).

Problems With Over-Tightening or Under-Tightening a Gasket

Over-tightening can tear or damage a gasket and can also cause a damming effect inside the pipeline. A torn or extruded gasket can hold soil and bacteria. Under-tightening leaves an undesirable concave area at the gasket allowing soil and bacteria to become entrapped. Both conditions should be avoided in a sanitary system.

Maintaining a "Perfect Surface" Sanitary System

By maintaining a constant force on a Perfect Surface Gasket with the Torque-Rite, (gasket II) is maintained lowering bacteria count and enhancing product integrity. A Perfect Surface sanitary system is assured.

The Perfect Surface Gasket System

Torque-Rite / Perfect Surface = Compression Control / Gasket Expansion Control = Perfect Surface

The perfect surface gasket compared to over and under tightened gaskets.

Over-Tightened Under-Tightened Perfect Surface Gasket System
Causes damming.
Gasket extrudes into the pipe, prevents draining, and allows deposits to build up behind the gasket.

May allow leakage.
Can form concave surfaces at the product side of the gasket affecting free drainage and cleaning

Eliminates the concern associated with over-and under- tightening a sanitary gasket.
Ensures that gasket ID matches pipe ID.

Torque-Rite Specifications

Material: 440C Stainless Steel
Hardness: 48 Rockwell 
Overall Height: 1.670" 
Driving Hex: .875(7/8) 
Body Diameter: .875"
Override Flats: .8125(13/16")
Lot Traceable

Torque Rite hex bolt drawing and specifications.

Torque-Rite is available in two models

Model: TR-30

Torque Rite TR-30 Hex Bolt drawing.

Perfect Surface Gasket Material:
  • Buna
  • Silicone
  • Viton
  • EPDM
  • Criti-Flex

Model: TR-50

Torque Rite TR-50 Hex Bolt drawing.

Perfect Surface Gasket Material:
  • Teflon
  • Tef-Steel
  • Teflon Envelope

Through special order, Torque-Rite models are available in 20-80 inch/pounds force. Torque-Rite is also available in Electro Polish.

Perfect Surface Gasket Benefits

  • Lower bacteria counts
  • Maintains/enhances product integrity
  • Insures that casket ID matches pipe ID
  • Passes US Pharmacopoeia Class V1-XXII certification
  • Passes cytotoxicity criteria
  • Complies with Title 21 CFR 177.2600
  • Complies with I SD A and 3-A sanitary standards
  • Conforms to CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices)

Torque-Rite features

  • An audible "click" indicating correct inch/pounds force
  • Maintains constant 30 or 50 inch/pounds force
  • Manual override feature.
  • Retrofits all sanitary clamps, mini through 6"
  • Works in rupture disk applications
  • Works with all Smart Gasket ™ products including spore trap, thermocoupler and sampler
  • No torque wrench or special training required
  • User friendly

Note: All elastomeric gaskets require periodic replacement. Gasket life is influences by the gasket material, product application, temperature, cleaning procedures, ect. After monitoring gasket condition in a process system, a schedule should be developed for periodic replacement of gaskets.

Perfect Surface gasket size tables.

Perfect Surface gaskets.

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