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Buying The Right Torque Transducer Measuring the torque, or the turning force with a rotating system like a crankshaft of a vehicle will need a tool referred to as a torque transducer. There are numerous types of transducers that have been created for these systems and functions. Transducers for torque may be classified in some ways including rotating or stationary, along with digital, analog and special purpose. The first step in determining which kind of torque transducer is required for your purposes is to define and understand your application and requirements. Many of the applications for transducers are torque wrench calibration or verification, dynamometers, meeting required viscosity by checking out the mixer torque, motor control and much, much more. You can look for transducers which are built to meet those needs after you know the requirements and applications that you will need. The next thing in determining which kind of torque transducer you will need is to determine whether you need to use a reaction or rotary transducer to measure your torque. A few of the differences with these two kinds of transducers are that the reaction transducer includes moving parts and the rotary one will normally not contain any moving parts. Also, although the rotary transducer is normally placed in-line with the rotating parts and actual force is measured, a reaction sensor is normally put over the shaft and will measure the exact amount of force that will be required to stop it from turning. Many times a rotary sensor will be smaller than a reaction one and can sometimes be placed closer to the point of torque; this will make a rotary sensor more popular in vehicles and vehicle maintenance than a reaction sensor. An additional step to figure out what kind of transducer you'll want to buy is to figure out what size and specification requirements your sensor will need to have. Your transducer is not going to fit where it needs to if it doesn't have the proper length, width, height and so on. Here are a few examples of the specifications that your sensor may require: submersible, output, temperature range, bridge resistance and much more. Each manufacturer and model line may have a range of different specifications and the key is finding one that includes what you are looking for. Sometimes the manufacturer of your system is able to provide you with a list of things that your transducer will need to be able to do and ranges which it will need to function within and other times you may have to do a little research on your system and the available sensors. One way to make sure you get the right sensor for your needs, plus one that lasts is to be sure the torque that it is equipped to handle exceeds your maximum torque output. This will help reduce breakdowns and false readings. You will also want to take into account monitoring instruments when you are choosing a transducer so that you will not have any compatibility issues if you attempt to find one later. The final step when buying a torque sensor or transducer will be to check the manufacturer itself. You'll want to find a company that has experience making transducers for your industry or intended purpose. Sometimes, particularly with new applications, it is difficult to find a company that has dealt with those systems before and you'll want to find a company that has a reputation of handling unique requests. Many times you can conduct all the research that you need on a company through the internet, as many manufacturer websites or third-party blogs will have reviews and testimonials.

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Buying The Right Torque Transducer S. Himmelstein and Company supplies a torque transducer with digital or analog components; they are also available in easy to use volts with serial communications connections and PC interface software. To get more particulars on S. Himmelstein and Company, explore them at their site, http://www.himmelstein.com/.

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Buying The Right Torque Transducer  

S. Himmelstein and Company supplies a torque transducer with digital or analog components; they are also available in easy to use volts with...

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