Ranging from a simple wrench to huge industrial turbines, today machine tools are present in every industry, eliminating the amount of human work and time needed to accomplish a specific task. On the other hand, machinery is a huge investment, and it is a top priority for every manufacturer to keep them in a top working condition for as long as possible.
Why Measure Torque
Whenever it comes to machinery tools, measuring torque is a critical factor that can help you develop better products and processes, improve process control and predict failures with the help of condition monitoring.
Torque measurement is used in many areas including product development testing, production test rigs, product efficiency validation as well as ongoing control and monitoring.
As a result, accurate measurement of torque can contribute to improved equipment performance, better product quality and lower maintenance costs.
Static & Rotary Inline Torque Sensor Measurement
Reaction and dynamic torque measurement are two main methods of measuring torque on a rotating shaft. Reaction torque measurement is performed when acceleration is not required. An inline torque sensor, in this case, is placed directly to a motor or engine in a fixed position with no movement. Reaction torque measurement doesn’t usually require high accuracy and is mostly used for brake testing, viscosity measurement in mixers and small motor testing.
For most applications, however, rotary torque measurement is used. It is achieved by placing an inline torque sensor between torque transmitting components (i.e. a motor and a gear, an engine and a pump, a crankshaft and a wheel) or in the drive shaft. This method allows the torque sensor to be fitted directly on a drive line or with the help of couplings as close as possible to a torque of interest and to avoid possible errors and losses from the transition.
Inline torque measurement is used for a variety of applications, such as motor output horse power measurement, engine or electric motor testing, hydraulic pump testing, turbine testing, efficiency testing, testing of new driveline designs and many more.
Types of Torque
Regardless of whether you need to measure static or rotary torque our torque measurement solutions can measure all kinds of torque:
Absolute Torque Levels – Machinery Protection, Process Control
Transient Torque – Peak Torque & Torque Events
Torsional Vibration – Testing & Condition Monitoring
Why Datum Electronics?
For over 25 years we have been working with various manufacturers in the world, helping them to improve productivity, eliminate the waste and improve their products.
Our inline torque solutions can be supplied in a wide range of different configurations to best suit your application and comprise:
Shaft to Shaft Torque Sensors and Torque Transducers
Flange to Flange Torque Sensors and Torque Transducers
High-Speed Bearingless Torque Sensors and Torque Transducers
Custom Shaft Torque Sensors and other bespoke torque sensing solutions.
All our torque measurement systems are supplied with analogue and digital outputs, including latest software and a certificate of calibration, valid for 12 months.
Regardless of your mechanical configurations, Datum Electronics is a go-to hub to meet your requirements, provide you with high accuracy and high-resolution data.