Torque Sensor

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These sensors measure torque by either sensing the shaft deflection caused by a twisting force or by sensing the effects that the deflection causes. Read More…

Torque Sensor Torque sensors measure the rotary movement of a force or system of forces that cause rotation in an engine. They gauge the torque transferred along the drive-line axis at the place where the sensor is positioned.

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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

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Strainsert Company $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

We supply Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensors. Our F/T Sensors measure all six components of force and torque. ATI F/T transducers use silicon strain gauges for low-noise and high overload protection.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Golden, CO  |  800-550-0280

Tacuna Systems carries a broad selection of load cells, including disk, single-ended shear beam, double-ended shear beam, miniature, tension link, and more. Our team of engineers are experts in designing load cells for technical weighing applications in both industrial and commercial environments. We offer free consultation and prototyping services, as well as complimentary design assistance. Contact us today to learn more about what we do!

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Hudson, MA  |  978-562-7800

Turn to Flintec for high quality load cells that come in a wide variety of configurations including beam, compression, single point, tension and planar beam. Flintec offer a custom load cell service, working in partnership with customers to achieve a desired configuration. Other products include various types of force sensor and a wide range of electronic and hardware accessories. Contact one of our representatives today to find out more.

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Rochester, NH  |  603-332-6150

With over 45 years of experience, Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE) is a recognized leader for tension control products. We manufacture, sell, and service a complete line of tension measurement, display and control products for a variety of industries worldwide. DFE transducers are the industry standard for direct tension sensing and measurement. Tension measurement and control systems for flexible packaging and paper, film and foil converting are our specialty.

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Scottsdale, AZ  |  480-948-5555

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Interface, Inc. $$$

Chatsworth, CA  |  818-700-7818

For over 20 years, Dytran Instruments has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of force sensors. We offer 34 models of force sensors that can gauge force from milli-pounds to thousands of pounds. We also offer calibration and repair of load cells and force sensors. Contact us today!

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Dytran Instruments, Inc. $$$
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Torque sensors are also known as torque transducers and sometimes as torque meters as well. Like load cells, torque sensors sometimes use strain gauges as their sensors, although this requires them to have a power outlet for the strain gauges as well as a program hooked up to interpret the electrical signals the strain gauges put out. Since this can be complicated, there are other methods as well, listed in the paragraph below. Piezoelectric sensors and magnetoelastic sensors can also be utilized as the central piece for torque sensors.

Torque sensors are used to determine the amount of power in an engine, motor, turbine and crankshaft within the automotive, aerospace, marine, industrial machinery, and engineering industries. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles all measure torque using these sensors. They also act as quality control for factory machinery and measure the metal removal rates, the calibration of torque, peel forces, and friction.

There are two main types of torque sensors used today.

Reaction sensors measure both static and dynamic torque by using a stationary or non-rotating transducer. Static torque is simple and easy to measure because it requires no angular acceleration, but dynamic is more difficult because it requires electric or magnetic transfer from the shaft to a static system and involves acceleration. An example of static torque would be the torque a car produces while driving down a highway at a constant speed. Because there is no acceleration, it is not considered dynamic.

Rotary sensors use moving transducers to measure torque. They are mounted on the actual shaft, but because of this may cause space concerns. That is why they need to be well designed, so that they do not impede the production of the engine.

Common outputs for torque sensors include analog or modulated frequency, switch or alarm, analog voltage, serial, analog current, and parallel.

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