Torque Measurement & Calibration


Torque Measurement

Norbar's torque transducers have established an excellent reputation based on exceptional quality and accuracy.  A very wide torque range is covered, 0.04 N·m to 100,000 N·m and three basic transducer configurations are offered; Static, Impulse Rotary and Annular.

All transducers up to 100,000 N·m are supplied as standard with a UKAS accredited calibration certificate from Norbar's in-house laboratory.

For customers who wish to take advantage of Norbar's transducers but have an existing, non Norbar display instrument, transducers can be provided with a mV/V calibration.

Norbar's instruments and transducers are complimented by a wide range of ancillary products.  Within this group are the products that would be required to set up a torque calibration laboratory, for example, torque wrench loaders meeting ISO requirements and precision beam and weight systems for calibration of torque transducers.

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Torque Calibration

Norbar's Test Beams are designed for the static calibration of Torque Transducers. They are ideally suited to Norbar's transducers, but can be employed on other manufacturer's equipment.

Torque is generated by the application of a known force at a known radius from the centre of rotation of the torque transducer.

Designed to remove potential sources of measurement error, these beams can be used to calibrate Norbar torque transducers, and torque transducers from other manufacturers (where design permits), as well as mechanical test devices. UKAS length certification is provided with each beam.

The Beams are designed with square drives machined to the top limit of ISO 2725:1987. This minimises any play between the beam and the transducer. However, a combination of square drive tolerances, misalignment of fittings and elastic rotation of the transducer shaft inevitably cause the beam to rotate from the horizontal under load.

Norbar's Radius Ended Beams are designed with a +/-8% degree usable arc within which the calibration accuracy is unaffected.

Additionally the beams are designed to apply load on a vertical plane which cuts through the square drive inside the transducer. This minimises bending moments on the transducer and, for safe operation, ensures that the beam will not fall out of the transducer.

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Harsh Environment Range

The Harsh Environment Range is a range of measurement and calibration equipment that has been tested to conform to EN 60529:1992. Rated to IP65/67 the products are protected against dust ingression, pressurised water jet and complete water immersion to a 1 meter depth for a 30 minute period.

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