Experimental and Theoretical Study of a Telemetric Dynamic Torque Meter



This paper presents the development of a dynamic torque meter to be applied to rotating shafts using electronic transduction, strain gage, telemetry and LabView Graphic programming. A mathematical model was developed. The electronic transduction signal is transmitted by digital modulation from a remote transduction unit fixed to a shaft to a base station, sending the signal to a PC, by means of a VI (Virtual Instrument) developed in LabView. It can also be delivered to other units besides the PC. The use of digital modulation to transmit the radiofrequency signal, replacing conventional couplings, allows communication with a high signal/noise ratio. A clamp acts as sealant, protecting it from the environment and making it easier to install. The prototype can be used at situation that it is impossible to use flanges or sockets (the most of the industrial applications) and it is installed directly on the surface of the shaft. The use of superbatteries allows the remote unit to remain independent of a feed for several days, with long periods between maintenance. After thousands of experimental essays, the theoretical model seems to confirm the proposed idea. The system presented has a potential for high precision, low cost, long work life and easy maintenance.


dynamic torque meter, telemetry, strain gage, electronic transduction and transduction by LabView


Study of a Telemetric Dynamic Torque Meter


Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 32, #3, pp. 241-249, Fernando A. Forcellini, July 2010

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