WHO WE ARE
Industrial Indicators is a U.S. manufacturer of tension indicating SmartBolts®. Our SmartBolts® products are integrated with proprietary condition monitoring technologies to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of industrial bolting operations.
For more than 30 years, our team has worked to make the world a safer place, one bolt at a time.
Industrial Indicators, Inc. was founded by aerospace engineer and award-winning inventor, Charles H. “Chuck” Popenoe. A thought leader in applied physics and a world-renowned innovator, Chuck was granted 35 U.S. and international patents, including one in 1966 for the original design of the first Direct Tension Indicator (DTI) bolt fastener. He used this concept to develop SmartBolts®, the first bolt to display actual fastener tension visually on a red-to-black scale. Since the commercial success of SmartBolts in General Electric’s electrical distribution product line, hundreds of the world’s leading companies have adapted the product for use in their installations around the world, including the National Weather Service, NASA, FLSmidth, and GE Healthcare.
We pride ourselves on being a trusted and longstanding partner throughout your entire SmartBolts experience. SmartBolts significantly improves the safety of our customers’ applications while providing an accessible solution that offers a wide range of unique benefits.
Mr. Popenoe holds an MBA from American University and is the son of Founder/Inventor, Chuck Popenoe. He has led the company since 1999 and is dedicated to making the world a safer place with SmartBolts.