T12 with Smart Torque® sets new standards.

HBM’s has launched its Smart Torque® family with the T12 digital torque transducer that sets new standards of increased efficiency and reliability for torque measurement in power test stands while providing monitoring and diagnosis functions for simplified integration into automation systems.

The T12 digital torque transducer measures torque, rotational speed and angle, power and temperature with maximum precision with nominal (rated) measuring ranges of 5 kN·m and 10 kN·m. This complements the existing T12 torque transducer range with nominal (rated) torques of 500 N·m, 1 kN·m, 2 kN,·and 3 kN·m.

The T12 can be used up to a nominal (rated) rotational speed of 16,000 rpm depending on the measuring range.

The T12 has been designed to provide immediate measurement results and has wide ranging interconnectivity through CANopen and Profibus DPV1fieldbus systems to PLC automation systems. With a frequency output ranging from 10 kHz ± 5 kHz to 60 kHz ± 30 kHz and an analog output of ±10, the T12 is also fully compatible with conventional technologies. Additionally the T12 outputs RS-422 signals to enable measurement of rotational speed and angle.

The T12 benefits from a compact design that saves space and costs in test stand design. The lower rotor weight reduces bearing loads, while the smaller mass moments of inertia reduce dynamic moments during acceleration or braking.

By monitoring certain functions, for example, temperature and mechanical limit, the T12 can indicate critical operating states over time. This enables down times to be reduced and machinery damage prevented. Auto-diagnosis functions easily identify operating errors and settings that are not in line with specifications.

More information and HBM’s brochure "The new dimension in torque measurement" are available at http://www.hbm.com/torque

About HBM:

HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:


1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

February 2007

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