Kistler is promoting its Type 4504A torque sensor that is suited to applications where space is at a premium and operating conditions are poor. The sensor is exceptionally slim and the flange-to-flange configuration allows fitting from one side only - which makes it relatively easy to install in-line with a wide range of test-rigs such as those for internal combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and pumps. High torsional rigidity and precision dynamic response make the Type 4504A applicable wherever reliability, long life and accuracy are demanded.
The torque and speed digital outputs minimise the risk of the signals being corrupted by electrical noise from other parts of the rig, and customers can choose from low- and high-resolution versions of the integrated magnetic speed measuring system. While the standard, low-resolution system uses a simple 60-pulse design, the optional high-resolution version uses 180-3600 or 128-4096 pulses to provide angular resolution down to 0.02 degree at low speeds. Maximum speed is 15,000rpm within the torque measuring range of 200-10,000Nm. An integrated signal processing system provides a data link via an RS-232C interface, in addition to the +/-10V output. A choice of three frequency ranges is available at the same cost.
Being robust and sealed to IP54, the Type 4504A torque measuring flange is not susceptible to the ingress of dirt, grease or oil.
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