Recap of Latest Spin on AxialTQ Webinar
Interface recently hosted a new webinar in our ForceLeaders series that highlighted the revolutionary AxialTQ product. The event reviewed the bearingless wireless rotary torque transducer design and detailed component specifications, why test engineers prefer the AxialTQ, and use cases for this precision measurement system.
If you were not able to attend the Latest Spin on AxialTQ event, you can watch the entire recording online here.
The revolutionary AxialTQ was first introduced in 2018. The design originated from the popular HRDT product that utilized a rotor stator gap design as a single component. After hundreds of users, we started the product engineering exercise to see how we could advance the soon-to-retire HRDT and evolve it into something that would perfectly fit current market conditions.
As technologies were changing testing protocols and requirements, such as for electric motors, alternative energy hardware, space vehicles and industrial machine automation, we wanted to add new functionality. Jay Bradley and the Interface engineering team began the process by looking at DIN size optimization, shorter stators, additional coupling options, advanced software configurations and simple “drop-in” replacement parts with a modular design.
After thousands of design hours and testing, Interface released the AxialTQ. The specialized product is a unique combination of accuracy, reliability and ease of use that redefines the standard torque measurement device in terms of function and durability.
Engineers prefer the new AxialTQ because of the time-proven sensing element with longer active area providing greater measurement sensitivity while being less vulnerable to shock loads. The high-resolution digital electronics are state-of-the art. Uniquely, the large gap design up to 6 mm axial and 12 mm radial minimizes contact damage which is important at high-speed testing. It has 120-degree partial loop antenna on the stator to make installation easier.
Specialized design features of AxialTQ make it a great fit for test and production applications.
- Crash-proof design for maximum reliability
- Industry-leading gap to prevent damage to rotor stator at full speed
- Simultaneous analog and digital outputs, enables real-time control and data collection
- Interchangeable stators and output modules minimize parts inventory
- Versatile design and wide range of configurations to match any application
- Hardware is self-configuring
- New advanced software with added features and logging capabilities
- Rotor and stator coils designed using printed circuit boards for durability
The AxialTQ rotor sensing element and electronics are the heart of the system. It has a rugged design for all types of torque measurement applications. It comes in 8 torque capacities. The status assembly matches to the rotor DIN size and is interchangeable with equipment DIN size rotor assemblies, increasing usability. The USB digital output module has galvanic isolation on all outputs and has standard IP65 ingress protection. It enables real-time control and accurate data collection.
Keith Skidmore shared several use cases during the presentation, including engine dynamometers, motor test stands and other automotive production line applications.
The AxialTQ is designed for testing anything that spins. It’s ideal in testing and production of hydraulic motors, EVs, helicopters, aircraft, and drones, along with windmills and industrial fans. It’s great for testing forklifts, off-road and utility vehicles as wells as tractors and watercraft. AxialTQ is also generally used for measuring torque on industrial motor assemblies, pumps, appliances, braking systems, and motor vehicle accessories.
Watch the entire webinar below to hear Keith and Jay share tips, specifications, frequently asked questions and how to get the most out of your torque measurement applications.
Learn more about AxialTQ here.