The precision of torque measurement equipment is of increasing importance in power test stands and production monitoring applications, where efficiency is critical for meeting industrial sustainability efforts. It is broadly accepted that all industrial sectors must synchronously improve their mechanical power outputs and reduce environmental pollution. This demanding requirement can only be achieved by accurately monitoring the mechanical capacities of test bench equipment and processing components.
Torque is a mechanical quantity measured in clockwise or counterclockwise directions. This value is the primary concern for torque transducers and sensors in test bench and processing equipment, but these components are affected by numerous additional phenomena that can cause errors in measuring accuracy. Relative reversibility error, repeatability, and linearity – deviation including hysteresis – are all extraneous issues affecting the efficiency of torque measurement systems. These should all be reduced/compensated to a minimum if necessary, particularly with high-level torque transducer values that affect the accuracy of the system. There are four specific terminologies used to define a transducer with direct regard to the mechanical capabilities of the component: nominal torque; maximum service torque; limit torque; and breaking torque.
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