Ixthus Instrumentation (www.ixthus.co.uk) has introduced its latest non-contacting torque sensor that features an optional measurement of speed and shaft angle.
Offered from the firm’s distribution partner Burster (www.burster.com), the new product is specifically designed to offer precise as well as convenient measurement of static including bi-directional rotating torques that range from 0 to 0.05 Nm and 0 to 200 Nm. The 8661 series full-scale accuracy stands at 0.05 percent.
The new device is ideally suited for various applications including electric motor test beds, precision micro-mechanics and bearing test stands. It also comes with an integrally mounted optical encoder option to offer added angular position measurement to 0.09° and a rotational speed feedback.
Supplied with shaft drive assemblies, the all-new 8661 series is offered in a selection of torque measurement ranges. Its adapters for mounting on the mechanical structure are also available for higher speeds and torque use.
Featuring 16 bit D/A converter, the high resolution sensor also offer film strain gauges. A selection of output includes 0 VDC to 10 VDC or USB, which is employed with supplied pc software, enabling users to read information directly in a dedicated GUI.
The sensor’s analogue output variant is said to be compatible with Burster including other manufacturer’s displays, while the USB version is aimed at portable field-based measurement. Meanwhile, its 3-LED display offers operational status information.