An airplane manufacturer needs a solution where they can control the torque when fastening screws on their airplane models. They do not want to create any damage to materials, or apply too much torque when plane components are being fastened together.
Interface’s Model T15 Hex Drive Rotary Torque Transducer can be attached to the fastening work bench, measuring and recording torque, rotational speed, and angle of the screwdriver. The LWCF Clamping Force Load Cell is installed, measuring the forces applied on the screw being fastened. Results are sent to the SI-USB4 4-channel USB Interface Module, which is connected to the customer’s PC or laptop where data is logged, graphed, and displayed.
The airplane manufacturer was able to calibrate their screwdriver by measuring its torque, rotational speed, and angle, when attaching materials together for their airplane. They were also able to measure the forces being applied to the screw, to ensure it was not applying too much torque to the components.