It all started with the T40B torque transducer from HBM. InTest were developing a new test bench for hydraulic motors, which needed more versatility than its existing system. The T40B is well-known for its outstanding precision, reproducibility and robustness. This device is particularly well suited for the static and dynamic torque measurements required in hydraulic applications. InTest were developing the test rig for Hydro Leduc, a specialist hydraulic manufacturer, who have now adopted the T40B as its standard torque transducer and decided to equip all existing testing machines in their inventory to simplify maintenance management.InTest manufactures industrial production test rigs and facilities for technologies such as hydraulics, pneumatics, electrics that are used in industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics and telecommunications. Alexis Sanchis, has been a project manager at InTest since 2007 and stressed that HBM has been one of InTest's preferred suppliers for more than five years. Sanchis said "For difficult metrological applications, HBM is simply unrivalled, for example, when unsurpassed accuracy is required or when first-class transducers and modules for measuring data acquisition are need”. He continued “HBM is a hugely professional company, the sales department is highly cooperative; the employees have an excellent vision of the work we undertake in the various sectors and have detailed familiarity with their own products”.
"We chose frequency and not voltage output because of electromagnetic interference due to some large electric motors around the transducer".