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Reaction Torque Sensor Available with USB Output
Release Date: 2/11/09

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (FUTEK) has just added the TFF Reaction Torque Sensor to their USB Sensor Solution Line. The new module with USB output eliminates the need for an analog amplifier, power supply, and display equipment making usage that much easier. The plug and play gives you power to monitor the output of the sensor and enjoy measurement without any worries about noise, temperature variation or power supply requirement. The USB integration also includes FUTEK’s USB Software which allows users to monitor the output of the Sensor in real time. This particular model is available in Aluminum construction and features a built-in Overload Protection up to 400 in-oz.

The standard TFF425 Reaction Torque Sensor can be modified or customized to meet your requirements. As with FUTEK’s Torque Sensor Series, the TFF425 is manufactured in the U.S. and uses metal foil strain gauge technology. This Flange to Flange Reaction Torque Sensor can accommodate certain applications that include automotive braking, engine and transmission dynamometers, torque table, fastener testing, aircraft engine testing, and marine shaft torque measurements with shaft horsepower monitors. The TFF425 offers a unique solution for torque auditing applications and can be used to evaluate low-torque components and controls. Flange-reaction torque sensors measure small-reaction torque levels using flange-to-flange connections in-line with the component under test.

Reaction Torque Sensors are also ideal for measuring reaction or restraining torques found in motor mounts, pump mounts, machine mounts. They can be used in limited rotation applications, such as measuring the torque required to turn a nut or an actuator shaft. This specific model is designed with flanges, enabling easy installation or adaptation; it is rugged enough for factory use, yet accurate enough for the laboratory. The sensors use a hollow cruciform element structure for extraneous load-handling capabilities. Available torque ranges are 5in-oz. to 500in-lb. (0.04 to 60 Nm).

Product Highlights:

  • Designed for Torque auditing
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Built-in Overload Protection
  • Strain Gauge Based
  • Manufactured in the United States

Reaction Torque Sensor 

For those who are a looking for a complete system solution, FUTEK can provide both signal conditioned displays or our VCal Portable System. FUTEK’s VCal Portable System brings an easy-to-use system verification directly to the customer making it ideal for on-site verification and calibration of your products. FUTEK TFF Series is also available with TEDS / IEEE1451.4 option.

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