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  • Non-contact torque sensor now mounts in moments

    The latest model of TorqSense, the non-contact digital torque measuring system, incorporates an integral sprocket or pulley, allowing easy fit-and-forget mounting in a vast range of plant and machinery such as drum mixers, generators, pump, dynamometers and conveyor drives. Earlier models of TorqSense provided an in-line shaft for connection to the equipment under test. While these are suitable ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Mini-mixer will be the torque of many industries

    A torque sensor is helping analyse recipes’ mixing properties in a project that could slash development costs in the food and plastics industry and help nanotechnology advances in the pharmaceuticals world. The research and development is being carried out at the University of Bradford by Professor Hadj Benkreira and Dr Raj Patel in collaboration with Dr Martin Gale, formerly of RAPRA Technology ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Torque about improving handling accuracy

    Dry bulk handling is en route to becoming a precision science with a level of control previously undreamt of, thanks to 20 years of research and development into digital non-contact torque monitoring. Dry bulk handling is following many other industrial processes that have been redeveloped from a ‘black art’ to a highly accurate and controlled procedure. A generation ago much of industry was in ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems get Safety Torque

    Replacing a torque meter with a torque sensor has revolutionised the validating process for bespoke Fireset sprinkler systems built by Grundfos Pumps Ltd. in Leighton Buzzard. Grundfos designs and builds a vast range of electric and diesel driven Firesets that form the heart of any sprinkler system. These Firesets have sophisticated control systems that activate automatically when the presence ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Torque Test Ensures Reliability of Steerable Drills

    Hydrocarbon drilling accuracy has been increased tenfold by using adapted advanced aerospace guidance systems. And an equally innovative torque sensor ensures efficiency during the equipment's regular programmed maintenance. ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Fire sprinkler systems get safety torque

    Replacing a torque meter with a torque sensor has revolutionised the validating process for bespoke Fireset sprinkler systems built by Grundfos Pumps Ltd. in Leighton Buzzard. Grundfos designs and builds a vast range of electric and diesel driven Firesets that form the heart of any sprinkler system. These Firesets have sophisticated control systems that activate automatically when the presence of ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Torque Wind Turbine Video Online - How does it work?

    Torque Wind Turbine presents a video where viewers can see the turbine rotating. It is a wind turbine that not only looks completely different than the wind turbines we are used to, it also works in a different way. It is a very dynamic and intelligent wind turbine that can work in nearly all circumstances from low wind speeds up to high storm wind speeds. It uses wind ...


    By Torque Wind Turbine

  • Sensor Erupts with Volcanic Data

    The secrets of climate change and the formation of giant lava flows on Mars may soon be revealed to a British professor and his research team, as they investigate the lava flows from Mount Etna. Harry Pinkerton, Professor of Physical Volcanology and Head of the Environmental Science Department at the University of Lancaster is analysing the rheological properties of molten lava. This ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Lotus hybrid blooms

    The torque-current characteristics of a combined motor-generator developed for a Lotus-based hybrid car have been comprehensively mapped by a TorqSense digital torque sensor. Specialist electromagnetic design company Elektro Magnetix (EMX) of Brighton developed and tested the motor-generator for Lotus Engineering’s EVE(Efficient, Viable, Environmental) Hybrid. This is a technology demonstrator ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • China Syndrome

    Enough enquiries to double its business levels in Asia were generated when UK torque measuring specialists Sensor Technology exhibited alongside their local distributor DMS at 'Sensors China 2007', an exhibition designed to fast track key technologies into that country's rapidly expanding industrial base. 'We are used to the major continental shows in Europe and America,' says International Sales ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Designing Greener Cars Requires Sophisticated Testing

    The automotive industry’s race to develop a new generation of high Performance, low emissions power plants has lead to the emergence of high capability test beds that simultaneously monitor multiple parameters.The sector is pinning many of its hopes for the future on the development of electric/petrol and electric/diesel hybrid engines integrated with known performance enhancing technologies such ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Servo research points the way to improved dynamics

    Research at the University of Manchester has demonstrated servo systems with vastly improved dynamics with the most challenging of loads. The key to the increased performance is a torque transducer from Sensor Technology employing Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) techniques to deliver high-bandwidth, non-contact solution.The ease of set-up of modern servo drive systems, combined with steadily reducing ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • INTELLIGENT EXTRUDER PLANS ITS OWN GROWTH

    A bench top extruder developed at Bradford University is able to collect data about its own operation and to determine a wide range of characteristics of the material with which it is working. Most of the intelligence is provided via a digital TorqSense torque sensor, which uniquely collects data via a radio signal rather than being hard wired to the extruder, and passes it onto a computer for ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Reducing engine friction

    An innovative torque sensor is helping to reduce engine emissions and improve economy as part of a project to develop an intelligent lubrication system. With engine efficiency under the spotlight like never before, automotive companies are exploring all avenues for improving performance. And because engines have a rotating power output, torque is the key measurement.Car engines are the bett noir ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Don`t touch! The shaft is turning

    Total solutions for non-contact torque measurement from Sensor Technology. The RWT310/320 series of TorqSense Rotary Torque Sensors is now available in a full range of sizes from 1Nm to 10,000Nm, so can be applied to virtually any size of system where precise yet simple torque monitoring is required. And these are complemented by TorqView, a software programme that generates a virtual ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • When two is better than one

    Sensor Technology, the company that developed practical non-contact torque measurement, will once again unveil a major innovation at the M-Tec Exhibition. New for 2008 is TorqSense RWT330/340 series, designed for use in applications where space is limited. Like other units in the TorqSense family, the RWT330/340 provides non-contact measurement of torque, speed, power and position of rotating ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • When two is better than one

    Sensor Technology, the company that developed practical non-contact torque measurement, will once again unveil a major innovation at the M-Tec Exhibition. New for 2009 is TorqSense RWT330/340 series, designed for use in applications where space is limited. Like other units in the TorqSense family, the RWT330/340 provides non-contact measurement of torque, speed, power and position of rotating ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Torqing sense for process plant control

    Plant monitoring and control is particularly vital in the continuous process industries, where multiple machines must act in harmony day after day and failure of a single machine can lead to massive consequential losses of production. With most machines driven through a rotating shaft, torque monitoring can identify problems before they become critical. Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology considers ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • UAV Takes Fast Track to Altitude

    Development of a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle is nearing completion, thanks in part to a non-contact digital torque sensor, TorqSense, which proved the only viable option for use on the test rig. The low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intended for military, homeland security, policing and environmental monitoring. It is rugged, ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

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