MALMS Airfield Torque uses RFID technology to identify individual lights which are impossible to detect with GPS alone. The internal database on the wrench can hold information for over 10,000 lights, including their required torque values and number of bolts to be torqued. The wrench has been ergonomically designed specifically for airfield use, allowing users to check bolt torque faster, more efficiently and quicker that existing methods. There have been numerous incidents across the world where inset airfield lights have ended up loose on the runway, with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to aircraft.
The MALMS Airfield torque wrench combined with MALMS Engineer allows users to individually track, record and analyse the torque status of each light and plan a preventative maintenance strategy specific to their airport. Using the industry’s first and most widely used ‘real time’ cloud-based asset management system on the market- MALMS Engineer, airports can schedule torque jobs, replace lights, re-torque bolts and record faults on a central system which can be viewed from any internet device. Many of the world’s largest airports already use the system, including Doha, Melbourne, Dubai, London Stansted and Amsterdam Schiphol.