NEW! Introducing the TorqueTrak TPM2 system,
for continuous monitoring of Torque & Power on a rotating propeller shaft.
At SMM 2014, Binsfeld Engineering will introduce our newest instrument, the TorqueTrak TPM2. This is the "next generation" product following our TorqueTrak Revolution instrument. The TorqueTrak TPM2 provides digital measurement data output for propeller shaft Torque, Power (Hp or kW), Speed (RPM) and Direction, communicated via a digital data link to a connected PC or other computer device. Instrument setup is also accomplished using this same digital link and connected computer device.
There is one RS-422, point to point, digital data signal from the TorqueTrak TPM2 to the connected device (PC, PLC, etc.) that sends shaft strain levels, shaft rotational speed and system status. These measurements, along with the user setup parameters, are used by the connected computer device to calculate shaft Torque, Power, Speed and Direction. The operating system status of the TorqueTrak TPM2 instrument is also available at the computer device.
Another digital data signal from the connected computer device to the TorqueTrak TPM2 carries commands and setup information. Parameters and settings such as the transmitter gain/range level, reference shunt activation, zero shaft speed threshold, etc. are configured from the connected computer device.
Other improvements for the new TorqueTrak TPM2 compared to our previous model TorqueTrak Revolution instrument include a more compact, waterproof control box, improved inductive link for increased reliability, eight selectable strain/torque input ranges, and external indicator LED's to facilitate setup, operation and troubleshooting.
Our partner company OpDAQ Systems will be exhibiting with us at SMM. OpDAQ Systems makes the data processing and data acquisition systems that are used with the TorqueTrak instruments. OpDAQ Systems specializes in ship-board instrumentation systems and associated services.