TM Torque Sensors

Torque Transducers

Product Description

Magtrol offers three types of torque transducers for dynamic torque and speed measurement. All three transducer models employ our unique non-contact differential transformer torque measuring technology. This measuring technology offers many benefits most notably that no electronic components rotate during operation. Each model has an integrated conditioning electronic module providing a 0 to ±10 VDC torque output and an open collector speed output. Magtrol’s Torque Transducers are very reliable, providing high overload protection, excellent long-term stability and high noise immunity.

Features

  • Integrated Torque and Speed Conditioning
  • Torque Range: 0.1 N·m to 10,000 N·m (0.07 lb·ft to 7375 lb·ft)
  • Accuracy: < 0.1%
  • Overload Capacity: 200%
  • Breaking limit: up to 400%
  • High Speed Applications: up to 50,000 rpm
  • Non-Contact (no slip rings)
  • No Electronic Components in Rotation
  • No Electrical Noise
  • Single DC Power Supply: 20 to 32 VDC
  • Immediate Speed Detection
  • Adjustable Torque Signal Frequency Limitation
  • Built-in Test Function
  • Stainless Steel Shaft
  • EMC Susceptibility Conforms to European Standards
  • Calibrated to METAS standards

Specifications and Drawings

For detailed information regarding technical specifications and detailed dimensional drawings, please refer to the product datasheet. The downloadable files concern our standard models. Files for special models (e.g. other shaft ends) are available on request, please contact our sales department. For any specific use we recommend that you contact our sales department in order to find the solution best suited to your needs.

Model NumberNominal Rated Torque (N·m)Nominal Rated Torque (lb·ft)TMB Accuracy ClassTMB Max. Speed (rpm)TM Accuracy ClassTM Max. Speed (rpm)TMHS Accuracy ClassTMHS Max. Speed (rpm)*TM/TMHS DownloadsTMB Downloads
3010.10.07N/AN/A0.2%20 000N/AN/Apdf | step**N/A
3020.20.15N/AN/A< 0.1%20 000N/AN/Apdf | step**N/A
3030.50.37N/AN/A< 0.1%20 000< 0.1%40 000pdf | step**pdf | step

30410.7< 0.1%6 000< 0.1%20 000< 0.1%50 000pdf | step**pdf | step
30521.5< 0.1%6 000< 0.1%20 000< 0.1%50 000pdf| step**pdf | step
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307107.4< 0.1%6 000< 0.1%20 000< 0.1%50 000pdf | step**pdf | step
3082015< 0.1%6 000< 0.1%20 000< 0.1%50 000pdf | step**pdf | step
3092015< 0.1%4 000< 0.1%10 000< 0.1%32 000pdf | steppdf | step
3105037< 0.1%4 000< 0.1%10 000< 0.1%32 000pdf | steppdf | step
31110074< 0.1%4 000< 0.1%10 000< 0.1%32 000pdf | steppdf | step
312200148< 0.1%4 000< 0.1%10 000< 0.1%24 000pdf | steppdf | step
313500369< 0.1%4 000< 0.1%10 000< 0.1%24 000pdf | steppdf | step
3141 000738N/AN/A< 0.1%7 000< 0.1%16 000pdf | stepN/A
3152 0001475N/AN/A< 0.1%7 000< 0.1%16 000pdf | stepN/A
3165 0003687N/AN/A< 0.1%5 000< 0.1%12 000pdf | stepN/A
31710 0007375N/AN/A< 0.15%5 000< 0.15%12 000pdf | stepN/A

* Higher speed available in certain sizes, please contact our sales department.
**This model is still available with narrow body (see illustration below). The old fastening system (fixation from the bottom only) is still available on request; please contact our sales department.

FIXATION FOR TM 301-308
MAGTROL has redesigned the mounting system for its small torque transducers (TM 301-308). The new mounting base allows not only installation of the torque transducers from below as before, but also installation from the top. It also integrates a centering key underneath its housing. The old fastening system (from below only) is still available as an alternative.

Operating Principles

Simple and reliable, the torque meter measuring system is based on the principle of a variable, torque-proportional transformer coupling. The principle has been adapted by Magtrol for the measurement of torque. The measuring system consists of two concentric cylinders, shrunk on the shaft on each side of the shaft’s deformation zone, and two concentric coils attached to the housing.

Both cylinders have a circularly disposed coinciding row of slots and rotate with the shaft inside the coils. A constant alternating current with the frequency of 20 kHz flows through the primary coil. When torque is applied, the slots on the two cylinders do not overlap. Instead, the deformation zone undergoes an angular deformation and the slots begin to overlap. Thus, a torque-proportional EMF is induced in the secondary coil.

The conditioning electronics convert the EMF into a voltage between +10 and -10 V, depending on the direction of the torque. Speed measurement is integrated by means of an inductive proximity transducer trained on a toothed path cut directly into the outer cylinder.

Inside View of TM Torque Transducer

Applications

  • Propellers – aerospace, marine and helicopter
  • Windshield wipers, electrical windows, starters, generators and brakes in automobile industry
  • Pumps – water and oil
  • Reduction gears and gearboxes
  • Clutches
  • Motorized valves
  • Drills, pneumatic tools and other machine tools
  • Tachometers

Torque Limiter Testing on Drills

A Model TM 311 Torque Transducer is used in the design along with a disc brake, coupling, swivel and universal joint for accuracy and reliability.

BRP 125 Test Bench specially designed for testing torque limiter on a wide range of drills from 5 Nm to 200 Nm.

A large manufacturer of hand drills was in need of a test bench for testing the torque limiters of their drills. The aim of the test bench was to equip their repair shops with a versatile, easy and fast system capable of testing a wide range of repaired drills. The ideal test bench would be a stable setup with a maximum surface area of 800 × 800 mm, capable of measuring speed of rotation and maximum trip torque for a 5-200 Nm range of drills. The test cycle would include machine assembly, rotation at nominal speed and braking the machine until the torque limiter trips within a total test time of 3 minutes maximum per drill.

Magtrol SA was able to meet these expectations with the development of the BRP 125 Test Bench, using their TM 311 Torque Transducer along with a disc brake, coupling, swivel and universal joint. The drill is placed on the test bench and connected to the system with a quick male/female coupling, held by hand by the operator. A stop bar prevents the machine from turning on. The torque is transmitted by means of a Cardan (universal joint) and a swivel joint. The role of transmission by Cardan and swivel joint is to allow the test without having to align and fix the machine. Once the maximum speed is reached, the drill is braked by means of the disc brake controlled by an electropneumatic control. The system is controlled by software that allows the user to save the test parameters and print out a test certificate for each drill tested. The certificate contains information on the type of drill, serial number, nominal speed, nominal torque, name of tester, date of the test and the test values, which are also output in a torque/speed diagram.

Since the TM 311 Torque Transducer is particularly suited to measurements of great accuracy in fairly large ranges, the BRP 125 Test Bench has been a success with great reliability, good mechanical stability and an excellent reproducibility (0.5%). The users are very satisfied with the performance and functionality of the bench.

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The torque transmission element consists of a metal bellows and 2 clamping hubs. The couplings are both torsionally stiff and flexible in order to compensate for axial, angular and radial misalignment when connecting two shaft ends. The high torsional spring rate of the couplings ensures a high torsional
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