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Deltec 1/2" x 6 - 50mm Hexagon Impact socket, Standard length
Impact sockets are industrial quality tools, manufactured to International DIN Standards, manufactured by Deltec – British made, Deltec Industries manufacture in house, any size that you may need. We ship Internationally daily. Deltec Impact Socket manufacturers are located in Lancashire, UK
Impact sockets are referred to by counting the number of "points" (pointed corners of walls) present in the shape of the socket nut opening. For example, the hexagon shape is commonly called a "6 point" socket because the hexagon forms 6 "points". The vast majority of larger common nut and bolt heads are produced with the 6-point hexagon shape.
Many applications use air driven or electric impact wrench or impact driver to deliver the amount of shock and torque required to tighten or loosen the different bolts or nuts in use. Inside an impact wrench there is a rotating hammer, usually driven by electricity or air pressure, that is used to incrementally rotate their output shaft. The impact wrench is designed to deliver high torque output with minimal exertion by the user, by storing energy in a rotating mass, then delivering it suddenly to the output shaft. Some impact wrenches can deliver over 600 ft-lb (815 Nm) of torque which is enough to break many common fasteners. Even if the socket, attached to the impact wrench, does not turn it is hit with successive hammer blows by the impact wrench's internal hammer. These successive blows are often enough to loosen or tighten a tight or corroded nut or bolt or in some cases break or strip the fastener. Impact wrenches are hard on the sockets since the sockets in use also get hammered. Regular chrome plated "hand sockets" like those commonly included with hand ratchet wrench tool sets are not suitable for this kind of high load impact application.
Impact sockets are used in the gas turbines, Hydraulic tightening, large civil engineering, marine maintenance, Shipping, Oil industry, Gas Industry, Rail, Aerospace anywhere there is a bolt to tighten