BINSFELD ENGINEERING INC.

Automated Torque Measurement Saves Time And Money

Automated Torque Measurement Saves Time And Money

Magnetek needed a more efficient method of testing the torque produced by their industrial brakes. Originally they used torque wrenches to measure the torque that the brake produced. Magnetek looked to Binsfeld Engineering’s TorqueTrak products because they had previously used a TorqueTrak 10K in a high speed variable inertia brake dynamometer for product development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Magnetek added a TorqueTrak Revolution to their process, they were able to automate their testing. Reducer output torque is measured with strain gauges using the Torque Trak Revolution. In this way they can automate the test by using a variable speed drive to control rotation while accurately measuring the true torque the brake produces. Brakes with torques ranging from 18 ft-lb to 15,000 ft-lb can be tested to assure that they meet customer requirements. Magnetek successfully achieved a cost savings by dramatically reducing the labor it takes to test production brakes. The TorqueTrak Revolution allowed them to automate the test reducing the labor and increasing the accuracy.

Here is a great example of using live torque measurement data in the daily manufacturing process to optimize the operation!