Torque sensors with new low measurement range variant

28-01-2022 | Ixthus Instrumentation | Test & Measurement

NCTE has extended its 2300 torque sensor series with the release of a new variant for lower torque-range measurement tasks down to 0.5Nm. Available now from Ixthus Instrumentation, the series covers a torque range from 100Nm down to 0.5Nm. With measurement bandwidth up to 1,000Hz, speeds to 10,000rpm and accuracy to 0.5%, these non-contacting, long-life sensors are perfect for torque, as well as shear, speed, and angle measurement in precision mechanics, testbeds for smaller electric motors and engines, controlled screw fastening and capping operations, machine tool performance control, robotic manipulators and more.

The torque sensors employ the physical principle known as the inverse magnetostrictive effect in a patented process where a surrounding magnetic field alters magnetically encoded components in the sensor. Each sensor comprises two magnetic fields in opposing directions that take care of unwanted interference from EMC. This real-time process, where torque measurement may be static or dynamic, detects minuscule magnetic changes for exact data acquisition. Factory calibrated and certified sensor outputs are 0…10V DC, 4…20mA, CANbus and USB with supply voltage requirement of 5 to 28VDC. The USB option includes PC analysis software.

The series is offered in nominal diameters of 8, 9, and 15mm with seven measurement range variants between zero to 1Nm and zero to 100Nm. The plug and play sensors do not need external signal conditioning, and as the sensor becomes a part of the shaft component, integration is easy. This non-contacting sensor technology has exceptional resilience to shock and vibration. A selection of protection class permits use in harsh conditions – even in oil or under water – through a temperature range from -30C to +85C.

An extensive range of standard torque sensors is provided for measurement up to 10KN with customised variants available on requests. These sensors are widely used for applications including but not restricted to agricultural and commercial vehicle take-off shafts, engine and turbine testbeds, e-bikes, robotics and handling machinery, performance motorsports, and automotive engineering.

By Natasha Shek