Clients who are looking for a versatile solution that includes a torque test stand and testing software from a reputable provider, such as Mark-10 test equipment, should look no further than the TSTM-DC Advanced Motorized Torque Test Stand. Available at C.S.C. Force Measurement, this torque testing system offers all of the mechanical specifications of the TSTM motorized test stand and a whole lot more. Popular features, such as 100 lb/in torque capacity, fixture mounting plate, quick engagement and disengagement of samples, advanced modular design, and a stepper motor that prevents speed variation with load, were all included in the latest torque test stand from Mark-10.
What’s New in the TSTM-DC Unit?
Expanded capabilities that can be used to provide better testing solutions are now available in this brand new release from Mark-10 test equipment. Full PC control, programmable cycling, programmable angle limits, auto return, and other advanced features now come standard with this torque testing system. Optional equipment, including the Series STJ universal torque sensors, serial cable controller or gauge to PC, RS-232 to USB adapter, and column extension, can all be added to meet your specifications. BGI force/torque gauge and BGI gauge to controller multi-function cable, can also be added and used to transmit data and signals effectively.
Some of the features of the TSTM-DC torque testing system include:
- speed range of 0.01 – 15 RPM
- speed accuracy of ±0.2% of setting, ±0% variation with load
- 80-250 VAC universal power supply
- maximum load of 100 lb/in
- digital angle indication in degrees or revolutions
- programmable angle limits, allowing for stopping or cycling between upper and lower limits in degrees or revolutions
- overload protection for the torque sensor
- auto-return of torque table, which can rotate to an angle limit or torque set point
- programmable button functions
Why a Good Torque Testing System Matters
The equipment that is used as a part of a larger torque testing system, including the torque test stand and testing software, are essential to the success of torque testing for any business or industry. Similar to the way that power tools go out of calibration due to extended or continuous use, Mark-10 test equipment needs to be properly calibrated to ensure accurate test results. Regular inspections can help to identify small issues before they become big problems, and to ensure that the torque testing system is working as it should.
Torque testing is important for any companies that want to ensure the safety, reliability, and quality of the products that they manufacture. At C.S.C. Force Measurement, we have many years of combined experience and training with regard to torque testing system equipment, torque test stands, and testing software. We can help you identify the things that you require to ensure proper testing of products, parts, and equipment. Our team can even recommend the equipment that you need to take care of business.
Testing: Before, During, and After Assembly
One of the biggest advantages to using a versatile torque testing system is having the ability to use Mark-10 test equipment and testing software to provide testing at various stages in manufacturing. For example, certain torque measurement tools can be used before the process of assembling a product even begins. This can be done in the lab, or on the production floor, to best assess the torque specifications required for the specific application. Torque measurement can also be done during the assembly process to verify the actual torque that is being applied during assembly, a process that is extremely valuable in the manufacture of industry tools and equipment.
When torque is measured during the assembly process, it can be used to test the tool’s performance, which can be different from the lab results. The reason for the difference is due to variances in joint rates or tolerances during each stage of the assembly application. To ensure the accuracy of this type of torque testing system, many manufacturers will verify the settings on a daily or weekly basis to check calibration.
Torque measurement is also done after assembly during the final inspection process. Manufacturers use Mark-10 test equipment to ensure that the proper amount of torque was used in assembly. This helps to make sure that the assembly was done properly and check for any loose or missing fasteners. It can also help to identify joint relaxation or other issues that occurred during the assembly process. Depending on the sample that is being tested, a variety of elements can be used within the torque testing system, including a torque test stand, testing software, and other essential tools.
Contact C.S.C. Force Measurement for Mark-10 Test Equipment
If you are in the market for a torque testing system that will provide you with the capabilities and options that you require, make sure to contact our team to learn more about the opportunities available with Mark-10 test equipment. One of the most trusted brand names in the business, Mark-10 produces top quality, accurate, and versatile testing equipment, parts, components, and testing software that will help you to ensure that you are manufacturing and assembling quality products. If you would like to learn more about these testing products or want to get a FREE quote on any of the sales and service options we provide, just give us a call toll-free at 1-800-866-3672.