Torque Measurements are Essential for Safety and Monitoring

Written by Wall Street News on May 26, 2016. Posted in Compression, Force measurement, Tool

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From shipping to engineering to construction to hydraulic works, custom load and torque measurements are essential to efficiency and safety. Since each industry and process has different needs, custom calibration kits with sensors and electronics can be designed to meet any monitoring and/or control application. In cases where standard calibration instruments will not work, any instrument, amplifier, or wireless communication equipment can be equipped with sensors. Custom load cells and torque wrench sensors can be designed for industries where accurate load and torque measurement products are needed.

Torque wrench sensors
Torque refers to the tightening force to be used for fasteners like nuts and bolts. The right torque is necessary to ensure that the fastener will not break, nor work loose or even fall off. A torque wrench is a tool used to apply the right amount of force. It was invented in 1918 by Conrad Bahr of the New York City Water Department.
Torque wrench sensors are crucial for safe operation in a number of industries. Auto manufacturers for example have specific torque settings for all fasteners. In a whole range of industries, accurate torque measurements are essential for process control and monitoring.

Load cells
The strain gauge technology used by most load cells has been in use for around 40 years and had proven itself over time. It is very well established and can be customized for just about any process or system. Load cells are also used in weighing systems because of their many advantages. They are non-intrusive and highly accurate. They can be designed to operate under extreme conditions. For example hydraulic load cells are designed to work even in temperatures of -60 degrees C, which is -76 degrees F.
Load cells are classified according to the primary and secondary element used to sense the force. There are five kinds of load cells: strain gauge, hydraulic, diaphragm, spool and ring type load cells.

Load cells and torque wrench sensors work under extreme conditions
Instruments have to be designed to work in extreme situations, from the depths of oceans to high magnetic fields up to 7 Tesla, as well as underground, surrounded by corrosive fluids and in cryogenic and high temperature environments. Load cell and torque sensor units are designed to operate in a wide temperature range of -452 degrees F to 450 degrees F.

Customized sensors for all industries where custom load and torque measurement products are required are crucial to the functioning of almost every industry in today’s world. Shipping, hydraulic engineering, construction and automotive manufacturing are an essential part of the every day lives of millions of people. Custom sensors ensure their safe functioning.

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