Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 58, Issue 8, August 2005: Product News

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New 16-Bit Rotary Torque Sensor System for Automotive Powertrain Dynamometers


Depew, NY - TORKDISC® Rotary Torque Sensor System from the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. is a compact in-line rotary torque sensor, ideally designed for automotive powertrain dynamometers and other torque measurement applications that require a robust torque transducer where axial space is at a premium. The TORKDISC® features a field proven telemetry system that consists of an on-board electronic module that converts torque signals into a high-speed digital representation. Once in digital form, this data is transmitted to a non-contacting pick-up loop, with no risk of noise or data corruption. A remote receiver unit converts the digital data to a high-level analog output voltage, frequency output, and a serial digital output. This series was recently updated with additional features including a 2-pole low pass butterworth analog output filter and 16-bit resolution.


Typical applications include dynamometer testing of gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials. Additional applications include torque studies on pumps, fans and electric motors. Series 5300 torque sensors offer capacities from 2,000 to 225,000 in-lb (226 to 25.4 k N-m) full-scale and maximum speeds to 15,000 RPM.


The compact, low weight TORKDISCВ® features high torsional stiffness and low sensitivity to axial and thrust bending moments.


For additional information, contact the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. toll-free at 888-684-0004 (in the U.S. and Canada) or 716-684-0001; e-mail: force@pcb.com, fax 716-684-8877; or visit PCB's web site at www.pcb.com




Peter Munschauer,

Division Manager, Force/Torque Division,

3425 Walden Avenue, Depew, NY 14043-2495 USA

Tel: (888) 684-0004 ext. 2405, fax: (716) 684-8877

E-mail: pmunschauer@pcb.com

Torque Sensor System




General / Sales Leads:


Andrea Mohn,

Marketing Coordinator, PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

3425 Walden Avenue, Depew, NY 14043-2495

Tel.:(800) 828-8840 ext. 2216, fax: (716) 684-0987

E-mail: mktg@pcb.com



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