Servo Motor Torque Measurement Control

Servo Motor Torque Control

Torque Measurement Application from FUTEK

Torque Measurement on Automated systems in a variety of torque industries rely on servo motors to monitor linear and rotational motion. Frictional loss and motor speed change necessitate the inclusion of a closed loop control system. Firstly, to accomplish this, place a reaction torque sensor between the servo gearbox and its mounting location to measure the generated torque on a servo motor.

Products in Use

FUTEK‘s TFF500 Reaction Torque Sensor with Thru Hole Center paired with an IAA Series Analogue Amplifier. View Product Details

TFF400 Reaction Torque Sensor

How it Works

  1. Firstly, FUTEK’s TFF500 Reaction Torque Sensor is mounted between a CGI Prime 017PLX Planetary Angle Gearhead and the gearhead’s mounting location.
  2. Secondly, as the servo motor runs, the torque produced and transmitted through the NEMA 17 gearhead is measured by the TFF500.
  3. The IAA analogue amplifier amplifies the TFF500 signal for input into a PLC for closed loop control of torque.

All application illustrations are strictly conceptual.  Please contact Metromatics for further information on this torque measurement.

About FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is an innovative leader in the design and manufacture of sensors and test and measurement instruments. Firstly, the Sensor range that FUTEK specialises in includes: load cellstorque sensorspressure sensorsmulti-axis sensors, and related instruments and software

Secondly, founded in 1985.  FUTEK provides Aerospace and Defence, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Engineering, Research and Manufacturing markets.  With in-house customisation, engineering, integration, calibration, product life-cycle planning, warranty, and support services.

In addition, FUTEK’s product quality and in-house support is brilliant.  All products manufactured at the company’s Irvine, California USA factory; facility certified to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 17025 accredited quality management standards.

Finally, Metromatics proudly back up the FUTEK product range.  With local knowledge, service and support to our customers in Australia and New Zealand.