Bearingless Torque Measuring Shaft

For test applications has advantages over classic torque measuring shafts

  • Bearingless Torque Measuring Shaft
    Bearingless Torque Measuring Shaft

Manner Sensortelemetrie offers bearingless torque measuring shafts. This solution is an overall cheaper alternative to classic solutions, since couplings and bracket are not required, and more compact options are feasible. When it comes to accuracy, in particular, the bearingless shaft shows clear advantages. The basic accuracy of the measuring shafts is better than 0.05%, which would not be achievable with a measuring shaft mounted in a bearing housing.

Couplings and bearings are problematic at high speeds. The selection of a suitable coupling while taking into account the shaft dynamics requires special knowledge. Shaft vibrations due to incorrect couplings have caused heartache to many a test rig engineer. The bearingless measuring shaft can be used at up to 150,000 rpm.

The supplier has developed special compact bearingless torque sensors of 1Nm to 1kNm range for test rig applications. Characteristics include an extremely low moment of inertia, high-speed performance and easy integration into the shaft train. Lenze clamping elements are used for the connection with the shaft train. All torque detection systems by Manner Sensortelemetrie feature non-contact transmission of the torque signal using the Manner patented process of sensor telemetry.

The torque signal is obtained through strain gauges. A high-precision, remotely programmable instrumentation amplifier in the shaft amplifies, conditions and digitizes the measured value with 16 bit resolution. The contact-free transmission features an air gap of up to 10 mm for easy assembly both in radial and axial directions. The torque data can be outputted as analogue or digital signals via CAN, EtherCAT, Ethernet or USB. Manner Sensortelemetrie's engineering department is happy to advise you and manufacture customised torque sensors to meet individual customer's needs.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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