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DriveTwist, automated torsion test bench

Highlights:
  • measure Torque and Rotational displacement
  • Fully automated tester
  • Live graphing
  • Torque range from 0.15Nm to 24Nm
Series code: DRIVETWIST
Availability
  • Documentation
  • 3D pdf
  • Plan
  • youtube video

The DriveTwist model is an automated torque test bench for all static torque measurement. It offers high accuracy, repeatable testing and large versatility for torsion applications. It's specially designed to determine the torsion properties of components subjected to twist loading in service. Thanks to its motorized command, set the speed of your test protocol and perform your torsion test without the influence of the operator.

The DriveTwist suits a large broad of applications: spring torsion test, material testing, component testing, rotary actuators for rotation, torsional stiffness.

Drivetwist

General Product Presentation:

The test bench is designed with a horizontal rigid baseplate, precision-engineered with a linear guidance system, which ensures the fine precision displacement of the measuring platform The platform combines a torque reaction sensor and an accurate encoder which measures the angular displacement. Platens are pre-designed to allow attachment of component or test specimen to the mounting base plate. In addition, ANDILOG offers a wide range of standard grips or can advise and design per specifications dedicated fixture to reply to your samples shapes.

The motor command and measurement acquisition is done through the DriveTouch controller, which includes the latest advanced technologies. Thanks to its ability to read simultaneously data from two sensors, the DriveTouch controller measures data from the static torque transducer and from the rotary encoder.

Two working modes are available:

  • Control manually the motor through the command, usually used for adjustment
  • Automated your test thanks to the material software CALIFORT. Usually used to setup complex test protocol and sequenced testing applications (pre-load, automatic return, cycles, multi-stages…), to save data&curves for a full tractability and with reports edition.

Determine the torque characteristics and mechanical performance of your sample, with the DriveTwist torque test bench, a complete and advanced measuring solution.

Presentation of the sensors:

Torque sensor Drivetwist

The torque test bench DriveTwist is designed to include two high accurate sensors: torque and angular displacement. Those two sensors are perfectly aligned to ensure the quality of measurements in the axis of the sample.

Reaction Torque Sensor: the most sensible part of the torsion tester. Available in six different capacities, to choose from 0.35Nm up to 24Nm and equipped with our SPIP plug and play technologies. So the DriveTwist torque test bench offers the flexibility of having several torque sensors and one dedicated test bench in order to cover a large range of applications and capacities. With an accuracy of 0.5% of the full scale of the torque sensor, it is recomended to use them in their 10% to 90% range.

Angular displacement : Measurements are done through a rotational encoder, with a high resolution of 0.1°. Mounted directly on the sample rotational axis for a accurate angular movement.

Drivetouch steering and measuring console

Presentation of the DRIVETOUCH controller:

The controller includes a motor command and a measurement screen.

Fine positional adjustments and the first runs can be done manually through the motor command. The display shows in real time the speed and angular displacement. Also the command includes low and high speed (adjustable) keys.

The measurement advanced touch screen interface allows a uses of the torque tester without software, for a manual testing setup. The console shows in real time and simultaneously the torque and angle measured values. Thanks to its live graphing mode, you can pre-view your graphical results and calculations. Nevertheless the DriveTwist controller includes also TTL inputs/outputs allowing a connection with a programmable logic controller.

Testing software CalifortMaterials Testing software - CALIFORT

The automated torque test bench DriveTwist is fully controlled by the materials testing software Califort. This advanced software allows the operator to control and monitor all the features of the sequenced test. Acquisition of the graphical results torque/displacement or torque/time and calculations (break, average, maximum, ...) is fully automated, as well as the recording of all the data.

Transfer the results to a spreadsheet (i.e.; Excel) for further analysis, or edit directly your report to a Word format for a complete tracability or customer reports purposes (with your own corporate templates).

Setting the multi-stage test is done sequentially and has an intuitive flow. The test configuration is guided by a step by step process, and no programming knowledge is required. By following the simple sequences of the various stage of defining your test, the user quickly build advanced multi-stage test routines and calculations required at the end of each test.

 

Parameters measured:

  • Measurement of torque as a function of the angle of rotation
  • Measurement of torque, rotational angle and speed
  • Predefined calculations: maximum, minimum, average, statistical

Key Features:

  • Test with several sequences are fully automated
  • Clockwise and counter clockwise measurements
  • Overload protection
  • High resolution
  • Real time live graphing and calculations

Supplied with:

  • Motorized Torque test bench (capacity to choose from 12Nm or 24Nm)
  • DriveTouch controller
  • Torque Sensor and its calibration certificate (capactiy from 0.35Nm to 24Nm)
  • Materials testing software CALIFORT
  • All cables are included

Typical applications: Spring torsion test, Material testing, Medical devices industry, torque test on assembly parts, torsion properties of sub assemblies, torsional yarn on fibers

 

Series code: DRIVETWIST
Price
Availability
  • Documentation
  • 3D pdf
  • Plan
  • youtube video

Technical characteristics
Measuring
Clockwise and Counter-clowise
Torque Resolution
1/10,000
Angle Resolution
0.1°
Space between platens
200mm
Shipped with certificate of calibration
Yes
Video
Video
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ANDILOG TECHNOLOGIES is a recognized specialist for over 25 years in measuring instruments for force and torque applications in the industrial and research markets. We achieved this goal thanks to a culture of innovation and a strict quality policy. For each measurement case of force or torque, Andilog is creating an innovative and ergonomic solution. We offer measuring devices such as test benches, software, force and torque gauges, digital displays, manual and motorized test stands. We also have every possibility of calibration in force and torque in our laboratory. Our experience as a designer, a manufacturer and an integrator of portable force measuring systems allows us to offer integrated products into complete systems for assembly or manufacturing. All these products feature the latest technologies and are designed for ease of use by industry technicians, laboratory or research.

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