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.
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.
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.
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.
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.