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Rental option for range of torque sensors
Torque sensor equipment rentals are increasingly helping companies overcome the hurdle of finding investment capital to fund development and verification projects. The current phase of the economic cycle, recovery from a slowdown, is always difficult and frustrating, as Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology has identified here.
Sensor technology helps to keep sheep shorn
TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development at Gloucestershire-based Lister Shearing. The sensors, which are based on SAW (surface acoustic wave) technology, are being used by the company as an aid to evaluating the performance of miniature electric motors.
An insight into measuring viscosity wirelessly
If precise mixing is a crucial process variable, viscosity measurement may be the most accurate way to ensure optimum performance. But rotating mixers can lead to very tangled wiring, so here Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology looks at wireless options.
Innovative wireless torque sensor for durability testing
An innovative TorqSense wireless torque sensor from Sensor Technology provided an effective solution to an interesting engineering challenge when Advanced Design Innovations (ADI) was asked by Bristan to develop a new durability test rig to help optimise product performance.
Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for low torque
Sensor Technology has set new benchmark performance standards for optical rotary torque transducers, with the launch of the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are well suited for applications when the demand is for low torque and/or high bandwidth, providing precise, dynamic measurement of rotary and static torque of less than 100Nm and for bandwidths of up to 50kHz.
Novel sensors aid tidal turbine development
Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are reportedly playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings.
Keeping hydraulic projects on course
Innovative TorqSense wireless sensors from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development for Hydraulic Projects Limited (Hy-Pro), one of the UK’s developers and suppliers of hydraulic drive units for marine steering and autopilot systems.
Wireless torque sensors ensure airliners’ safety
The aerospace sector is renowned for its safety standards and a whole industry has grown up to provide equipment and services for testing aircraft and their subsystems. Airliners are subject to tremendous loads as they land and take off, from the touchdown of the undercarriage, to the back-thrust of the jet engines as they slow the aircraft on the runway and the wind pressure on the flaps and flight control surfaces when they are lowered to ...
Electric vehicles getting revved up for launch
Saietta Group, a UK based research and development company which designs motors for lightweight electric vehicle (EV) propulsion has been working with Sensor Technology. The company’s latest innovation is the ‘S-AC’ which is an ultra-efficient brushless axial-flux AC motor. It boasts extreme efficiency levels at high torques from low speed onwards.
Early move positions sensor maker for high tech success
Sensor Technology has made a pre-emptive move to build a strong business base in the Indian city of Chennai, where one of the world’s largest high technology business zones is currently under construction. Called Mahindra World City, the zone already employs over 25,000 people and hosts companies like Infosys, BMW, Braun, TTK Group, Capgemini, Njmestronics, Renault-Nissan, Tech Mahindra, Wabco, Lincoln Electric, Wipro, Timken, cyber vole an...
Torque transducers help test electric and hybrid powertrains
Wireless rotary torque transducers from Sensor Technology are at the heart of a test rig to develop next generation technologies for electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains. With expertise in the electric motors and electronics used across the key powertrain technologies, AVID Technology relies on the innovative torque transducers as part of an automated approach to motor characterisation.
Equipment rentals helping companies to find investment capital
The current phase of the economic cycle, recovery from a slowdown, is always difficult and frustrating, as Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology identified: "Companies are seeing their markets improve, but don’t have the reserves to finance all the activities that will kickstart their sales. What money there is has to be used carefully, which usually means funding some projects but not others. As a result opportunities have to be missed.”
Torquing up success at Formula Student
For an engineering education competition, called Formula Student, high performance electric cars are being developed across Europe. The team from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal may have a secret weapon in the form of a test bench based upon a wireless torque sensor.
Optical rotary torque sensors for high band width measurements
New benchmark performance standards for optical rotary torque transducers has been set by Sensor Technology, with the launch of the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are suitable for applications when the demand is for low torque and/or high bandwidth, providing precise, dynamic measurement of rotary and static torque of less than 100Nm and for bandwidths of up to 50kHz.
Wireless test rigs used by electric vehicle pioneer
At the forefront of electric vehicle design and development for over 20 years now, the company Tirius, has supplied a test rig based on a wireless torque sensor to a world renowned UK University automotive research facility. Based in Fareham, Hants, Tirius has been built on pioneering work on an all-electric single seat racing car and a series of record breaking vehicles. It continues to bring the latest technology to clients in the form of ...
The test rig technology that talks the torque
Adopting radio frequency based torque transducers from Sensor Technology, serial innovators Manchester-based Bifold Group is going to use them to analyse the long term performance and reliability of hard working valves and pumps for two of its specialist test rigs.
Developing next-gen technologies for EV powertrains
Wireless rotary torque transducers from Sensor Technology are at the heart of a test rig to develop next-gen technologies for electric and hybrid vehicle powertrains. With expertise in the electric motors and electronics used across the key powertrain technologies, AVID Technology relies on the innovative torque transducers as part of an automated approach to motor characterisation.
Torque sensor plays critical role in collecting drone data
Designed to put the next generation of controls for medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drones through their paces, a test rig is being developed by an independent electronics design company on the Welsh borders. Although this rig is being developed just for this project and will be dismantled after use, the precision torque sensor which performs the critical task of collecting data from the rig for analysis will almost certainly be reused...
Driving efficiency into electric vehicles with wireless torque sensor
Designing and manufacturing high-quality motor controllers and system components for hybrid electric vehicles Sevcon has driven efficiency into its equipment testing regimes by standardising TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology. The stakes are high in the race to develop electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, with the winners likely to become leading suppliers to a global market worth literally billions.
EV pioneer uses torque sensor as heart of test rig
A wireless torque sensor is at the heart of a test rig supplied to a world renowned UK University automotive research facility. The rig has been developed by a company that has been at the forefront of electric vehicle design and development for over 20 years. Based in Fareham, Hants, Tirius has been built on pioneering work on an all-electric single seat racing car and a series of record breaking vehicles.