Our experts at HBM have put together two white papers to help you with your torque measurement needs, going over the basics on how to select a torque sensor and taking that one step further with instructions on how to install one.
Download this white paper package now to learn more about how to properly select and install a torque sensor.
Choosing the proper rotating torque sensor is very important as the proper selection will prevent damage and ensure accuracy. The first white paper, How to Select a Rotating Torque Sensor, will help you choose the proper torque sensor for your needs by reviewing:
- Types of torque sensors, such as reaction, circular shaft, analog telemetry, digital telemetry and dual-range torque sensors
- Application considerations, such as accuracy, capacity range, RPM rating, output requirements and response times
- Environmental considerations, such as temperature, dirt and electromagnetic interference
- Dynamic considerations, such as rotational effects, critical speeds and extraneous loading
- Physical requirements, such as size and mounting limitations of the torque sensor
- Costs or budget considerations
Once you've selected the torque sensor, now it's time to install it. The torque sensor is a critical component of accurate measurement and, by design, can act similar to a mechanical fuse. If it’s installed improperly, the torque sensor can be damaged beyond repair - costing you time and money. To get the best performance and longevity out of your torque sensor, be sure to install it properly. In this second paper, 21 Tips on How to Install a Torque Sensor, you’ll learn installation tips and tricks in the following areas:
- Arrival - handling, moving, shipping
- Driveline design - critical speed, parasitic forces and design
- Mechanical installation - couplings, mounting and alignment
- Cabling - construction and noise immunity
- Electrical setup - shunt value, calibration data and onsite calibration.