HYTORC Wins 2 Offshore Technology Conferences Spotlight on New Technology™ Small Business Awards

MAHWAH, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HYTORC, the world’s oldest and most recognized manufacturer of industrial bolting systems, will receive two Spotlight on New Technology™ Small Business Awards at the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas from 2 to May 5.

With these two accolades, HYTORC has received four Spotlight on New Technology awards since 2019.

The company won the awards for its MXT+™ hydraulic torque wrench and Connect App software. The MXT+ Hydraulic Torque Wrench builds on the best features of the original MXT Hydraulic Torque Wrench, adding the latest in advanced technology, including coaxial reaction drive, auto-release feature and a new cycle counter. The MXT+ Hydraulic Torque Wrench is made from tougher materials, making it ideal for delivering highly repeatable performance in rugged industrial use.

The Connect app provides Bluetooth-enabled wireless data exchange between HYTORC electric torque tools and Windows PC or mobile devices. By sending predefined bolting parameters to the tool, the application simplifies and speeds up the configuration of bolting operations. It guides users through single or multi-pass sequential bolting operations to ensure job accuracy, and even records detailed bolting results for complete project documentation.

“The MXT+ Hydraulic Torque Wrench is a proud example of how HYTORC continually innovates its own proven bolting solutions to deliver greater efficiency, productivity and convenience to our customers, while keeping their employees safe,” President of HYTORC Eric says Junkers. “HYTORC is honored to once again be recognized among such respected global leaders in their fields by the Offshore Technology Conference with the Spotlight on New Technology Small Business Award.”

The MXT+ hydraulic torque wrench is compatible with standard sockets, as well as the HYTORC washer and HYTORC nut, for secure, simple and precise fastening. It accommodates both rear-mount and concentric reaction devices, and when used with a HYTORC power supply, the system provides +/- 3% accuracy. A concentric reaction spline decreases side loading and provides more even application of torque. The MXT+ Hydraulic Torque Wrench features a reversible square drive that allows users to quickly switch between tightening and loosening modes, and a one-pivot coupler provides the freedom to match tools and hoses.

A coaxial drive combined with a rear reaction feature provides flexibility to set up the tool in the field, essentially replacing the need for two separate tools, while a built-in auto-release feature and new quick couplers allow easy setup and faster completion of work. The MXT+ Hydraulic Torque Wrench also features a new cycle counter that helps maintain calibration, allowing users to schedule preventative maintenance for optimal performance and longer tool life.

The HYTORC Connect app allows users to create multi-part, multi-pass bolting project procedures and execute them at the push of a button, by connecting to Bluetooth-enabled HYTORC Lion Gun.® Electric torque tools and lithium series® II Electric torque tools. An easy-to-use interface provides the ability to complete even the most complex projects with on-screen guidance and automatic tool setup for every pass. Users can customize elements (wheels, flanges, joints, etc.), their number, number of bolts and passes, and adjust settings – from basic to advanced – including torque and angle limits, units, user ID, flex options, hotkeys, rotations, release and attachment type, and more.

The Connect app receives detailed bolting results from the tool used to monitor job progress in real time and collects and exports this data to a CSV file for saving and cataloging on a PC or tablet. By maintaining accurate job documentation on each job, users can create their own comprehensive project data archive, including specific user-defined documentation fields. The resulting library of bolting profiles allows users to duplicate job settings and automatically send them to the tool next time, reducing the risk of errors.

HYTORC stands alongside other notable winners of this year’s Spotlight on New Technology™ award, including Schlumberger, Oil States Industries, Expro, Bosch Reroth and R3 Environmental Systems.

In 2021, HYTORC won the Spotlight on New Technology™ Award for the HYTORC J-Washer, which improves the performance and reliability of the HYTORC Reaction Washer by adding a locking feature to minimize loosening and keep bolts tight under heavy loads. dynamic loads. The fastener’s unique ridged band prevents loosening of preloaded fasteners while providing all the benefits of the traditional HYTORC reaction washer, including safety, speed and tool longevity. The HYTORC LITHIUM SERIES® II Tool won the award in 2019. The tool introduced revolutionary TorcSense™ technology to the industry, an innovative method of direct torque measurement and closed-loop control to deliver more repeatable bolting performance.


HYTORC is the largest and oldest manufacturer of industrial bolting systems in the world. The international company is family-owned and operated and has been in business since 1968. Focused on world-class customer service, the company has more than 50 locations in the United States and a comprehensive network of distributors and dedicated service centers in the whole world. . For more information, visit www.hytorc.com.