General purpose torque transducer gets improved range

HBM has improved the performance of its T40 all round torque flange with a new rated measuring range from 200 N·m. The T40 is now available with rated torques of 200 N·m, 500 N·m, 1 kN·m, 2 kN·m, 3 kN·m, 5 kN·m and 10kN·m.

Intended to provide accurate torque measurements, even under difficult ambient conditions, the T40 features identical electrical configuration throughout the series. This allows the torque transducer to be used for a wide range of applications – from friction performance measurements, applications for engine or gear test benches to chassis test benches – without cumbersome modifications.

Numerous torque measurement applications on test benches and in process monitoring can be handled with the T40 series. Its compact design means that the torque flange can be easily integrated into a test bench and is insensitive to parasitic loads. Direct mounting of machine elements - without additional joint shafts or couplings – is possible.

The T40 does not use slip rings or bearings and is therefore totally maintenance and wear-free. The reliability of the measurement flange is very high because its robust design leads to reduced test bench downtime and increases cost savings. Data transmission between rotor and stator is digital so that secure and error-free measured value acquisition and transmission is possible even under difficult ambient conditions.

The measured torque can be output either via a voltage output or a frequency output. Connection with Ethernet TCP/IP and integration in the field bus interface world, e.g. CAN-Bus or Profibus DP, is also possible with the torque interface module TIM40, which is available as an accessory.

Typical application areas for the torque flange can be found mainly in friction performance measurements, and in the automotive industry for engine, gear or chassis test benches. The T40 can also be used in the testing of electric motors, pumps and generators.

Further information at 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

December 2009

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