This application note on a Nut Runner using Force and Torque has been kindly supplied by FUTEK.
By using both a Futek rotary torque sensor and load cell, in this application a relationship can be established between the bolt tension and the torque that is applied. The Operator can measure and monitor the thrust using the LTH series. In parallel, the rotary torque sensor will measure the torque, angle, and speed.
As depicted in the conceptual illustration. A standard Donut/Thru Hole Load Cell is a major player when measuring the tightening of load. Used on a bolt and nut assembly. Additionally, a rotary torque sensor is used to measure the torque. Also, applied by the electric nut runner within the assembly.
To monitor each of the sensors measurements, operators can pair the Donut Load Cell and Rotary Torque Sensor with FUTEK’s SENSIT™ Test and Measurement Software. Alongside, the USB520 an External USB Kit, allowing the operator to capture live graph and interpret the data. The USB520 is an ideal data exchange solution for systems that require the translation of rotary torque encoder readings, such as angle and speed. Its compact and robust design also makes the USB520 perfect for this type of industrial application.
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