Load Cell Manufacturer Flintec Creates New Torque Transducer
Jul 19, 2012
Load cell manufacturer Flintec has launched a new torque transducer for a leading global producer of industrial pneumatic tools.
The new transducer is the electronic brain at the heart of heavy duty air nut runner tools used to tighten nuts and bolts to safety-critical torques.
The tools are used extensively in the automotive industry to fit wheels, seats and seat belts and other parts and assemblies where the correct torque has vital safety implications.
Flintec's world class force measurement engineers are principally load cell specialists with high levels of expertise in custom solutions.
They are regularly called on early in the design process to devise innovative load cell solutions that will cut project costs and reduce time to market.
This latest project is the first time that its test and measurement team has been tasked with the development and manufacture of a torque transducer.
Flintec's engineers had to work within a tight design brief, creating a range of different capacity transducers to fit a predefined enclosure space that could not be changed.
The initial order was for several thousand torque transducers with the potential to grow to tens of thousands of units over the next few years.
It has been such a successful project that it could signal a whole new range of torque transducer products from the load cell supplier.