Fairview Microwave Inc., a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, announced the release of an innovative RF torque wrench reference guide designed to assist engineers select the proper tool for their application.

Fairview Microwave maintains a large inventory of RF torque wrenches making it necessary to adequately differentiate each variation to ensure the proper selection is made. The company created a handy reference grid which displays the important torque wrench specifications by connector type including body material, minimum and recommended torque values in inch-pounds (in-lbs) and whether the RF torque wrench is a click-type, breakover-type or screwdriver-type. Connector heads for Fairview’s RF wrenches include SMA, SSMA, SMC, 1mm, 1.85mm, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, 7mm, TNC, Type-N, HN, 4.1/9.5 Mini-DIN and 7/16 DIN, all of which are in-stock.

RF torque wrenches are used to precisely tighten connections between RF devices and systems. Choosing the correct torque wrench is paramount to avoid over or under tightening coaxial connections which can damage or weaken critical components and systems and also lead to signal failure. Fairview has created a useful guide to help remove the technician’s guess work out of selecting the right RF torque wrench for the job.

“Our extensive lines of RF connector torque wrenches provide our customers with the necessary tools to ensure accurate and consistent mating of critical RF interfaces,” explains Greg Arnold, Technical Sales Manager at Fairview Microwave, Inc. “Whether working with TNC connectors to 12 GHz or 1.85mm connectors to 65 GHz, proper connector mating is essential to ensure optimal RF performance. Our broad range of pre-set torque wrenches and torque wrench heads offer our customers solutions for all of their RF connector and adapter requirements.”

Fairview’s RF torque wrench guide is available for use now. You can view the new reference guide by visiting http://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/torque_guide.htm#. For additional information, Fairview can be contacted at +1-972-649-6678.