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Cary, NC, United States, 2016/03/11 - LORD Sensing, a global leader in developing embedded sensing systems has introduced the MicroStrain Torque-Link™ wireless torque monitoring node - MicroStrain.com.
The Torque-Link’s hardened two-piece collar installs easily around rotating shafts, with embedded electronics transmitting raw torsional strain data for accurate measures.
The Torque-Link is built to fit shafts ranging from two to six inches in diameter, though larger shafts can be accommodated with a custom version. Likewise, though the Torque-Link is optimized for shaft rotation between 1000 and 2500 rpm, it has been successfully tested at up to 8000 rpm.
“We are very excited to bring this technology to market,” said Jeff Allred, LORD Sensing MicroStrain lead engineer. “Using a bolted, hardened collar makes a huge difference in both performance and longevity. This technology is also infinitely easier to install than a typical slip ring. No longer will you have to completely remove the axel or shaft to install a torque monitor. The Torque-Link easily installs directly around the shaft, and that saves a considerable amount of time and effort.”
The LORD Sensing MicroStrain Torque-Link is ideal for a wide range of applications, including:
• test and measurement for flight tests, off-highway vehicles, and rotating machinery;
• condition based maintenance of pump shafts, drivetrains, and rotary feed mechanisms;
• torsional vibration/driveline resonance analysis;
• feedback for drive/fly-by-wire systems.
The Torque-Link is compatible with all LORD Sensing wireless nodes and gateways. It has been tested to meet DO-160 standards for temperature and vibration, and the unique hard-collar design safely protects the strain gauge, wiring, and electronics from the elements.
Call 1-802-862-6629 or E: sensing_sales[.]lord.com for product inquiries.
About LORD Sensing - MicroStrain
LORD Sensing - MicroStrain’s range of sensing solutions (microstrain.com) includes inertial measurement systems, micro-displacement transducers, wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting technologies. Solutions range from rapidly deployed test and measurement to long-term embedded health monitoring. Applications include structural health monitoring, condition-based maintenance, navigation and control, environmental monitoring, and rotating component health. Recognized as a leader in the sensor industry, LORD MicroStrain has received numerous product innovation awards.
About LORD Corporation
LORD Corporation (lord.com) is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2014 revenues in excess of $890 million, LORD has approximately 3,000employees in 26 countries and operates 17 manufacturing facilities and nine R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives.