MEMS and Sensors

Ultra-precise, low capacity shaft torque sensors offer extreme measurement accuracy

07 July 2020

New MCRT 48600V series digital torque sensors offer extreme measurement accuracy with fast installed response and high mechanical overloads and electrical over-range. Output signals for torque, speed and horsepower are provided as analog (±5 or ±10 V DC) and digital over RS232 serial port. Available capacities are from 10 to 200 ozf-in (0.07 to 1.4 Nm).

The sensors from S. Himmelstein and Company are available in two accuracy grades: ±0.1% and ±0.05% of Source: S. Himmelstein and CompanySource: S. Himmelstein and Companyfull scale combined non-linearity and hysteresis, and have world class temperature performance. Mechanical overloads of 200%, 400%, 500% or 1,000% offer a safety margin in the presence of high startup torques or large torsional oscillations. Electrical over-range of 150% avoids clipping of real world torque peaks and driveline torsionals reducing potential for errors in the average torque measurement.

Output bandwidth is 1 kHz with 13 user selectable low pass filters. Included interface software allows fast PC setup and re-configuration while selecting from up to 33 units of measure, all without re-calibrating. All are calibrated CW and CCW to rated load in our ISO 17025:2017, NVLAP accredited laboratory (NVLAP lab code 200487-0).

They are well suited for a broad range of applications including both performance and endurance testing of small pumps, motors, servo motors, gearboxes and actuators.

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