Mecmesin Torque Tester Automated HelixaPro / Touch

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Mecmesin HelixaPro / Touch Automated Torque Tester

(Replaced Helixa-i and Helixa-XT)

Capacities (2 stand models, 7 sensor models)

  • Stand
    • Touchscreen Console
    • Software for your PC
  • Sensors
    • 0.9 lbf (0.1 N.m)
    • 1.8 lbf (0.2 N.m)
    • 2.7 lbf (0.3 N.m)
    • 9 lbf (1 N.m)
    • 13 lbf (1.5 N.m)
    • 26 lbf (3 N.m)
    • 50 lbf (6 N.m)

Description

The HelixaPro is a precision torque tester controlled by a touchscreen console running VectorPro software (HelixaPro Touch) or you can have the software running on your computer (HelixaPro). Designed for challenging applications where torque forces may be very small and accuracy is the priority.

The HelixaPro is easy to use and, when combined with application-specific fixture, it is the optimal solution for measuring torque from 1 mN.m to 6 N.m.

The HelixaPro is the perfect solution for measuring low and medium torque on a variety of delicate or finely-engineered products. Its innovative design features precision alignment and a counterbalance mechanism, essential for testing high-quality assemblies, such as those found in cosmetics, jewellery, electronics, pharmaceutical and medical industries.

Its versatile construction even allows for an axial force to be simultaneously applied whilst torque is measured – essential for products such as medical luer connectors and child-resistant closures.

 

Features

  • Test Frame
    • The HelixaPro and HelixaPro Touch feature a precision motorized test frame which is designed to apply torque from a few mN.m right up to a capacity of 6 N.m. Its high-quality construction, manufactured under ISO 9001 quality standards, ensures the ultimate in repeatable testing.
    • When seeking to precisely measure such low torque it is often crucial to make sure that no extraneous forces are applied to the test object during the test. The innovative design of the HelixaPro allows you to counterbalance the weight of a grip thereby removing its influence upon the object under test. An adjustable alignment tool ensures grips can be perfectly positioned on the center-line to ensure torque is applied concentrically.
    • Its versatile construction even allows for an axial force to be simultaneously applied whilst torque is measured – essential for products, such as child-resistant closures, which require a mechanism to be engaged before they can rotate.
    • Make use of your own PC to run its software and take advantage of its small footprint to make it the ideal choice as your bench-top torque tester.
  • Torque Sensors
    • A range of interchangeable ETS torque sensors are specially adapted to the VortexPro. Connect a torque sensor to the test frame and the calibration characteristics are automatically recognized by the test system and software without any input from the operator.
    • Eight different sensors are available with nominal capacities ranging from 0.1 N.m up to 10 N.m. This ensures that you have the optimum selection to meet all your torque testing needs. Measurement accuracy is an outstanding ±0.5% of the sensor capacity.
    • Each sensor is delivered as standard with its own calibration certificate traceable to national standards.
      • CSC can provide an ISO17025 calibration cert
  • Software
    • VectorPro™ testing software is at the heart of our VortexPro and HelixaPro torque testing systems. VectorPro runs on any Windows computer, simultaneously controlling the motorized test frame and sampling test data at 20,000 Hz from the ETS torque sensor and angle encoder of the frame.
    • Step-by-step test routines can be quickly and easily created according to the exact requirements of your testing procedures. Configured tests are easily selected on the home screen with a single click or touch.
    • Real-time plotting of measurement data on an interactive graph enables the operator to identify precisely how the test specimen is performing. Preset calculations analyses the data and can determine whether the specimen has met the pass/fail criteria of the quality-control specifications.
    • At the end of the test, the powerful reporting module within VectorPro™ allows the operator to issue a test report as a PDF. Additionally, the data can be exported to Excel or to the network for further analysis by a Statistical Process Control (SPC) package.
  • Grips and Fixtures
    • Holding your test specimen in place without it slipping is essential to obtaining repeatable results. Mecmesin has designed a range of torque grips to hold a variety of components. They include chucks and mandrels to hold plastic and metal closures, fixing tables to secure bottles and containers plus many more.

Specifications

  • Accuracy
    • +/- 0.5% of full scale
  • Resolution
    • 1:50,000
  • Units of measurement
    • mN.m, N.cm, N.m, kgf.cm, gf.cm, ozf.in, lbf.in, lbf.ft
  • Sampling Rate
    • 20 kHz
  • Data-acquisition rate
    • 1000 Hz, 500 Hz, 100 Hz, 50 Hz, 10 Hz (user selectable)
  • Speed Range
    • 0.1-30 rev/min (clockwise or counter-clockwise)
  • Speed Accuracy
    • +/-1% of indication speed
  • Speed resolution
    • 0.001 rev/min
  • Angular rotation (from tared position)
    • 2,999 revs
  • Angle Accuracy
    • +/- 0.2°
  • Angle Resolution
    • 0.1°
  • Axial Alignment
    • better than +/- 0.25 mm
  • Maximum headroom
    • 350 mm without fixtures
  • Crosshead stroke
    • 292 mm
  • Throat depth
    • 112 mm
  • Operating Temperature
    • 50-95°F
  • Humidity Rate
    • Normal industry and laboratory condition’s, non-condensing

Software and Communication

  • Stand connectivity
    • USB for PC communication, Digital I/O (8 inputs, 8 outputs)
  • Console connectivity
    • 1 x USB-C (power/data) 3 x USB-A (data)
  • PC requirements (recommended)
    • Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, graphics (Full HD/1080p). Internet connection required for Vector Cloud Solutions.
  • Operating System
    • Windows 10 or 11 pro (recommended) or better, 64 bit only
  • Data output
    • PDF, XLSX, HTML, CSV, TXT, email and image files can all be exported from VectorPro software.

 

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Mecmesin Torque Tester Automated HelixaPro / Touch

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