July 2015

JUL 2015
Good News!
We are pleased to announce that Binsfeld Engineering has just recently received certification by the  American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the TorqueTrak Revolution and the new TorqueTrak TPM2 instruments, under the ABS classification of
Marine Power Meters. 
For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of maritime safety. Today ABS is a global leader in classification services to the marine and offshore industries. No other classification society in the world has the depth and breadth of experience of ABS across all major sectors of the marine industry.
In order to achieve the ABS Certification, Binsfeld Engineering was first required to become an ISO certified company, per ISO 9001:2008.  We achieved the ISO certification in 2014.
The TorqueTrak Instruments:
Data Acquisition instruments from our partner, OpDAQ Systems:
Application: The TorqueTrak Revolution or TorqueTrak TPM2 is a permanently installed instrument for continuous measurement and monitoring of true mechanical Torque, Power, Shaft Speed and Shaft Direction on a rotating shaft.  For marine vessels (ships), it is crucially important to Optimize Power Efficiency – to maximize the Power-Output per Fuel-Input ratio.  The TorqueTrak instrument provides continuous dynamic measurement and data output for true mechanical Torque & Power on the propeller shafts.  This "Power" data can be compared real-time to fuel consumption, ship speed, heading, weather conditions and other variables giving you the "Power Efficiency" information needed to make decisions.  The Torque signal can also be used as a High Torque monitor/alarm, indicating a jammed propeller, for example.
If you have a good application or success story involving the TorqueTrak instruments that you would like to share in this newsletter, please send it to me for consideration.

Thank you,

Bob Holden
International Sales

Introducing the NEW TorqueTrak TPM2
Binsfeld Engineering is pleased to introduce the new TorqueTrak TPM2 torque and power monitoring system for rotating shafts. The all-digital system features a RS422 full-duplex interface with system setup and configuration via computer software (provided).
Like all Binsfeld Engineering torque telemetry systems, the TorqueTrak TPM2 does not require shaft modification or machine disassembly. Rugged and precise, the TorqueTrak TPM2 is available for shaft diameters from 0.75"(19mm) to 40 inches (1016mm) and is ideal for almost any torque and power evaluation project.

Click here for the TorqueTrak TPM2 Product Data Sheet.
The key new features for the TorqueTrakTPM2, relative to the TorqueTrak Revolution, are these:
    • Software for setup and configuration.
    • Digital RS422 output.
    • Splash resistant control box.
    • Selectable input ranges.
    • Higher RPM/centrifugal g-force rating.
Perhaps the most important new feature is that the TorqueTrak TPM2 instrument setup and configuration will be done using the Binsfeld Engineering software loaded onto the customer’s computer – a laptop, PC, etc.  There will be no need for the user to open the instrument control box.  There is nothing inside the control box that the user needs to adjust or fix.  This is good!
TorqueTrak Revolution
Continuous Torque and Power Data
Designed for permanent installations and continuous monitoring, the TorqueTrak Revolution instrument from Binsfeld Engineering Inc. provides continuous output data from the rotating shaft for four key parameters: torque, power, RPM and direction of rotation. It is an inductive, non-contact system - no batteries, no wear surfaces - machined to fit the shaft, up to 40 inches diameter.
TorqueTrak 10K
Fast & Easy Torque Measurements
For temporary testing or short term measurements it doesn't get much easier than the TorqueTrak 10K telemetry instrument from Binsfeld Engineering Inc. Accurate and simple to use, the TorqueTrak 10K fits any size shaft and any torque level. It is ideal for field work and troubleshooting marine propulsion systems, drive systems, compressors, conveyors and other large machinery. Normally, units are in stock, ready to ship.
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