Calibrating a hand or power torque tool is a process that manufacturers need to make sure takes place on a consistent basis. Regular tool calibration ensures repeatable accuracy and adherence to international standards. A torque tool is a precision device and should be treated and maintained like an instrument. A tool must be properly calibrated and maintained on a routine preventative maintenance and calibration schedule.
What is a Torque Sensor?
A torque sensor is a transducer that converts a torsional mechanical input into an electrical output signal. In general, there are two standard types of torque sensors. Instruments designed for measuring static torque and sensors designed for measuring dynamic torque. A torque sensor is also often referred to as a torque transducer.
With over 55 years of experience, Mountz is a pioneer in developing torque sensors and torque testers. The Mountz BMX torque sensor is a bench mounted torque sensor designed for both measuring torque as well as calibrating torque tools. The versatile unit can be used in both a calibration lab environment or out on the production floor. Using a quality sensor is key for many companies to ensure that the proper torque is being applied. Testing torque is literally a science and not something that can be left to chance.
The BMX is a finely tuned torque testing instrument that can measure torque in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction. Meeting the demands to test multiple torque ranges for various torque tools used in production, maintenance, and calibration labs, the versatile sensor is used in conjunction with a torque tester. Mountz manufacturers the sensor in the USA and supplies a free ISO 17025 certification of calibration with the purchase of any new BMX unit. This certificate provides traceability to recognized national and international standards. Making a safer world through accuracy and precision is the core purpose at Mountz.
Key Benefits of the BMX Torque Sensor
- Laboratory grade instrument delivers precision accuracy
- Test or Calibrate hand screwdrivers, torque wrenches and electric and pneumatic assembly tools
- Various torque sensor models that range from 2 ozf.in up to 20,000 lbf.ft.
- Features “ARC II” technology, an instant auto-recognition system of the BMX connected to a Mountz FTA-100, PTT or LTT torque tester
- Supplied with a Free ISO 17025 certification of calibration
Using a quality torque sensor makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Measuring torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.