Torque Measurement with HBM

HBM torque transducers set the standards and have done so since 1958.

HBM is your partner in any situation where measurements need to be taken.
From calibration laboratory to test stand at speeds up to 40,000 rpm.

Torque transducer overview

The complete torque measurement solution from a single source

The increase in mechanical output, improvement of efficiency, conservation of energy resources and reduction in environmental pollution are all gaining in importance. So, too, are the requirements and demands being placed on test stand equipment with regard to accuracy, efficiency and speed.

Look no further than HBM, the worldwide market leader of components for torque measurement applications and torque test stands.

Torque Measurement in Power Test Stands

Power test stand

It is becoming more and more important to:

  • increase mechanical output power
  • improve efficiency
  • protect energy resources and
  • reduce environmental pollution.

Which is why the demands made on test stands are constantly getting more stringent. Test stands have an important role to play in developing engines, powertrain components and brakes.

Modern test technology helps by reducing development times, despite the ever-increasing complexity of concepts and requirements. The more stringent these demands become, the more important it is to have relevant measuring equipment.

Torque transducers are usually at the heart of these test stands. Torque transducers from HBM, especially torque flanges, are impressively accurate, reliable and compact.

Torque transducer overview

Torque Measurement in Production Monitoring

Torque measurement for production monitoring

During production monitoring, the measuring equipment is integrated directly into the production equipment or the production process. Typical applications include determining viscosity by means of torque or monitoring screwing operations by measuring the torque and the angle of rotation.

In addition to this, there are a vast number of special applications, such as inhaler manufacturing or torque control on steel mill trains.

Closely related to this are the measurements made when screwing up filled products. With medicines, for example, torque measurement ensures the best-possible bottle closure, thus preventing contamination and ultimately the risk to health.

Torque Measurement for Calibration

Measurement technology that is used to perform calibrations must comply with particularly stringent demands regarding measurement accuracy and stability. It is not possible to imagine this field of application without transducers and amplifiers from HBM.

Torque transducers for calibration tasks are often special, non-rotating types with particularly high precision. But rotating types are often used as well, as references for the special tasks.

Torque transducers from HBM...

  • ...in the torque calibration laboratory, they are either installed in a calibration system as reference transducers or serve as transfer standards to receive the reference torque from a higher-ranking laboratory
  • ...for on-site calibration, they are used as reference transducers, making it possible to implement new calibration concepts that do not require the use of lever arms and weights. One particularly important field is the calibration of rotating torque transducers on the test stand.

Torque as measured quantity in HBM's calibration laboratory

Torque transducers that are to be used elsewhere as reference transducers must also undergo as high-quality a calibration as possible. HBM's DakkS-accredited calibration laboratory provides this service for you. Of course, we also use HBM transfer and reference transducers in our own calibration laboratory.

Torque Measurements in Component Test Stands

Torque measurement in component test stands

Test stands save costs by simulating under true-to-life conditions before the expensive practical tests are implemented.

Constantly improving the performance of your products secures a competitive edge and increases market share. But as you strive for more quality, convenience and reliability, you come face-to-face with cost and time pressure.

Furthermore, specialized test stands at the end of the production line when manufacturing drive trains, transmissions, powder dividers and shafts, for example, verify the correct assembly and quality of the components.

Torque transducers for test stand measurements