Archive for January 16, 2017

Are Torque Measurements on Rotating Equipment Accurate? Necessary?

Written by Economic Development Jobs on January 16, 2017. Posted in Load and torque measurement products

Torque sensors

Load cells are important for sensing force, and the five types are dependent on the primary and secondary element that is used to sense the force. These are strain gauge type load cells, hydraulic load cells, diaphragm load cells, spool type load cells, and ring type load cells. These cells can operate under extreme conditions, such as very high or very low temperatures. There are many measurements engineers need to constantly know about these cells in order to confirm their accuracy, especially since machines are under extreme stresses. An important one is knowing torque measurements on rotating equipment. Since the torque force can change the ability of the machine to complete its job, having a torque sensor can va