Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for low torque and high band width measurements

Sensor Technology has launched the digital TorqSense ORT 230/240 optical rotary torque sensors, for applications when the demand is for low torque and/or high bandwidth, providing precise, dynamic measurement of rotary and static torque from 10mNm up to 100Nm and for bandwidths of up to 50kHz.

They replace Sensor Technology’s E200 ORT series, with new electronics delivering significant gains in resolution, frequency response, and faster digital data.

The high speed capability comes from an inherently low inertia, while non-contact operation ensures a long reliable life with high accuracy. The optical operating principle ensures excellent noise immunity.

ORT 230 sensors provide fixed voltage or current analogue outputs – one for torque and one for speed or power. The ORT 240 features two user selectable voltage or current analogue outputs – one for torque and one for speed, power or peak torque – plus digital outputs including RS232, CANbus and USB for interfacing with modern instrumentation, and transducer configuration software for making changes to transducer variables.







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