News

Monday, October 1st 2012
Terry Bradshaw featured MobileCal™ on his nationally syndicated program, Profiles. He showcased the business as a-state-of-the-art mobile calibration service offering fully-equipped service trucks that arrive on-site to support bolting solutions. MobileCal ensures accuracy and safety with... READ MORE
Monday, October 1st 2012
Alltite, Inc. was featured on Inside Business with Fred Thompson where they conducted interviews with Alltite employees in order to showcase better bolting techniques. Known in the industry for their wide selection of tool vendors in everything from pumps to hydraulic torque wrenches, Alltite... READ MORE
Tuesday, September 18th 2012
What separates some mobile calibration companies from others?  Most mobile calibration companies use a “clicker checker” to see if the tool is within the appropriate range.  If it is, they sell you a sticker for $100, if it isn’t; they send the tool off or sell you a new one.  ... READ MORE
Wednesday, June 20th 2012
Alltite, Inc. has merged with sister company MobileCal, Inc. to consolidate vendor services and better serve our customers in heavy industries such as wind energy, petrochemicals, refining, power generation and pipelines.
“This consolidated bolting approach makes tremendous sense for our... READ MORE
Thursday, May 3rd 2012
Most people in the bolting industry have a misconception of yield as far as studs are concerned. From what we have heard in the field, one normally thinks that “100% yield” is where the stud breaks. This is false. 100% yield is a reference to when a stud passes the “plastic... READ MORE
Wednesday, April 18th 2012
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is one of the major governing bodies for laboratory accreditation in the United States based on internationally-accepted criteria for competence (ISO/IEC 17025:2005). A2LA’s mission is to “Provide world-class accreditation and... READ MORE
Saturday, March 17th 2012
Misconceptions about yield are common, especially concerning studs. From our research in the field, we’ve found that 100% yield is often mistakenly used to refer stud breakage. In reality, 100% yield is a reference to the point that a stud passes from a plastic state to the elastic region of... READ MORE
Saturday, March 17th 2012
“How Much Torque do I Use?”
The question seems simple, but its answer  requires you to know bolt type, bolt diameter, lubricant and, most importantly: Bolt Load. Bolt Load is typically defined as percentage of yield, but sometimes confusingly called pounds of load, ksi, kips or... READ MORE
Saturday, February 18th 2012
In 2003, two brothers employed as representatives for a leading manufacturer of torque and bolting tools decided that it was time to launch a business of their own.
“Andy and I had been working in this field for many years,” Alltite CEO Tom Smith said. “Like anybody, we... READ MORE
Thursday, December 22nd 2011
Wind Systems Magazine recently profiled Alltite for it’s impact on the bolting solutions industry, highlighting its innovation and many firsts.
The article begins with a history of the company, started by two brothers Tom and Andy Smith, whose years of industry experience laid the foundation... READ MORE
Thursday, July 21st 2011
A recent article on the Windpower Engineering and Development website asks to see the calibration certificate on that hydraulic torque wrench you are using. They note that many companies believe factory torque charts and a certified gauge provides enough accuracy, but go on to say, It’s a... READ MORE
Thursday, June 9th 2011
The Wichita Business Journal and the Wichita Eagle have reported on the purchase by Alltite Bolting Services of a historic 14,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Wichita. The new building is needed to accomodate Alltite’s rapidly expanding business. The historic building will undergo renovations... READ MORE
Saturday, April 23rd 2011
Compressor Tech Two (CT2) recently explored the history of bolting from the 1800′s to today. Over time, engineers have recognized the importance of standardizing bolting practices, leading to formal guidelines being published by ASME in 2000. Those guidelines, entitled PCC-1- 2000 Guidelines... READ MORE
Saturday, April 2nd 2011
Wichita Business Journal has reported that Alltite Bolting Services has opened a new office in Williston, North Dakota.
In an effort to provide ever-better and more responsive service to drilling operations in the Bakken Formation, Oil and natural gas production in the area has been rapidly... READ MORE
Tuesday, March 22nd 2011
Alternate Power Construction, publishers of Wind Builder, recently covered WindPower Conference and Exhibition, the worlds largest wind energy event, and couldn’t help but highlight the contributions Alltite is making to the industry. The conference, hosted by the American Wind Energy... READ MORE
Thursday, August 12th 2010
The popular website Windpower Engineering & Development reports that MobileCal has earned A2LA certification for calibration operations. Certificate number 3040.01 asserts that MobileCal, meets requirements of ISO17025 proficiency testing, and proves the validity of the service’s... READ MORE
Wednesday, May 12th 2010
The Windpower Engineering and Development website recently featured the benefits of the E-RAD 2000 electric torque gun for high-endurance bolting jobs. The E-RAD, manufactured by New World Technologies, maintains a high degree of accuracy and repeatability, but more than that, it can store precise... READ MORE