Sensing Systems pioneered the “Custom Off the Shelf” concept for manufacturing non-standard or custom torque sensors. Our capabilities are unique in several areas:
Our engineering group has accumulated hundreds of Torque sensor designs covering all capacities and configurations. We incorporate these designs into the geometry or mechanical configuration required to match our customers’ applications. This approach results in very fast delivery times regardless of the application. The heart of each design is the sensing element which is selected depending on the application and which can be sized up or down to meet specific capacity requirements. Sensing elements are incorporated into a mechanical package unique to the customer’s requirements. Each torque sensor is environmentally protected to withstand the needs of the application and calibrated using NIST traceable standards.
Sensing Systems design and manufacturing capabilities result in torque sensors that can be incorporated into any shape or configuration. The outside geometry may be machined to square, rectangular, circular, or any other section or shape required by the application. Sensing Systems’ approach is to incorporate our standard sensing elements into a shape that fits the customer’s application. This allows us to deliver non-standard or custom torque sensors matched to the application within a short period of time.
Capacities vary from 1 ozf.in to 360,000 lbf.in for units requiring NIST traceable calibrations. Units exceeding the calibration limit are exercised to their nominal capacity but are only calibrated to 360,000 lbf.in.
Sensing Systems torque sensors can be designed to communicate with any instrumentation or data acquisition equipment. Sensing Systems utilizes wireless / telemetry equipment when required by the application. The most common wireless / telemetry application is a rotational torque sensor connected to a rotating shaft.
All torque sensors may be waterproofed to withstand the rigors of challenging environments including wet, splash, or underwater. These units are designed to operate in a wide temperature range of -452˚F to 450˚F (-269˚C to 230˚C). Service in chemically active and corrosive environments is also possible.