New Interface Torque Transducer Selection Guide

Interface produces content to help our customers in choosing the right force measurement products for their exact application requirements. From our Force Measurement 101 Series to the weekly Interface IQ posts, our focus is in building a repository of support resources that meet the needs of test and measurement professionals across all types of industries.

Our new Interface Torque Transducer Selection Guide helps to quickly evaluate the range of Interface’s torque transducer models based on whether you need a reaction (static) or rotary (dynamic) style. The guide assists in selecting best torque sensor based on features and capabilities, such as bearingless, contactless, compact, miniature, force and torque, overload protected, wireless, and USB output options.

Interface’s new web resource covers several types of torque sensors including flange mount, shaft type, square drive, hex drive, and couplings. If you’ve read our blog Choosing the Right Torque Transducer, which would also be a good place to start, you will understand how important it is to choose the right product, options and accessories for the job.

A torque sensor selection guide is typically used by engineers or technicians who need to choose a torque sensor for a specific application. Here are four easy steps to follow when using the Interface Torque Transducer Selection Guide:

  1. Determine the requirements of your application: Before selecting a torque sensor, you need to understand the specific requirements of your application. This includes the torque range you need to measure, the type of torque reaction versus rotary, shaft or mounting of the components you will be measuring, the environment in which the sensor will be used, and any other relevant factors related to the type of device you choose.
  2. Choose the type of torque sensor: There are several types of torque sensors available, including reaction or rotary, shaft or flange, shaft style, floating or fixed, and bearings or bearingless. The selection guide provides information about the features of each type, so you can choose the one that is best suited for your use case.
  3. Consider the accuracy and resolution: These both are key factors to consider, especially if you need to make precise measurements. The selection torque guide helps deliver specification details for each torque sensor, so you can choose the one that meets your requirements.
  4. Evaluate the physical characteristics: The physical characteristics of the torque transducer includes the size and shape of the sensor, the mounting options, and any distinctive features such as temperature compensation or overload protection.

By following these steps and using the information provided in the Interface Torque Transducer Selection Guide, it is easier to choose a sensor that is well-suited for your application and provides accurate and reliable measurements you require.

The Interface Torque Transducer Selection Guide helps to define the right product, as well as provide supplemental help and answers to frequently asked questions, including:

  • What is a torque transducer?
  • Reaction versus Rotary?
  • Shaft versus Flange?
  • Floating versus Fixed?
  • Bearings versus Bearingless?
  • Dual Range
  • RPM Considerations
  • Accuracy and Resolution
  • Coupling Types

Unsure of where to start? Check out Torque Transducers 101 or Recap of New Twist on Torque including the complete webinar below. In addition to our standard products, Interface has a custom solutions group that can collaborate with you to customize torque transducers, instrumentation, and complete measurement systems to fit your exact needs.  Contact Interface’s torque expert application engineers if you need assistance or require a quote.



Miniature Torque Transducers 101

Choosing the Right Torque Transducer

A Comparison of Torque Measurement Systems White Paper

Torque Measurement Primer

Aircraft Yoke Torque Measurement

Fuel Pump Optimization & Rotary Torque

CPG Dental Handpiece Torque Check


Interface 2019 Load Cell Field Guide Now Available on Amazon

The Interface Load Cell Field Guide, the most thorough guide in the industry for understanding and utilizing load cells and strain gages, has been updated for 2019 and re-released on Amazon. The popular primer from leaders in force measurement solutions provides in-depth information for understanding and using load cells and strain gages to accurately measure force.

The 2019 Load Cell Field Guide is the ultimate tool for engineers and students who are learning about and using load cells for test and measurement projects and products. The book is available today in paperback on Amazon and can be ordered for $15 here.

“The creation of this instructional guide was driven by a value included in Interface’s mission to always go above and beyond,” said Joel Strom, CEO, Interface, Inc. “We believe this informative reference is a helpful resource for engineers, STEM students, and universities around the world because it comes from a company that’s recognized as the pioneer in load cell design and manufacturing. Sharing our knowledge benefits all industries testing force.”

The “Interface Load Cell Field Guide” was first published in 2014 and has been distributed throughout the world. In the newly released 2019 edition, Interface updated the book to include more than 120 pages of instructive content that covers force measurement topics including types of load cells, general uses of load cells, load cell characteristics and various test application use cases. This type of essential information provides value to all load cell users and force measurement enthusiasts.

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is a strategic focus of the 51-year-old load cell manufacturer. The introduction of Interface’s University Program earlier this year provides the Load Cell Field Guide to support global education and STEM programs. The guide was authored, edited and published by a team of expert Interface engineers with deep experience in the force measurement industry.

For more information on the “Interface Load Cell Field Guide” or University Program, please call 480-948-5555 or visit /the-load-cell-field-guide/.

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