Shaft Power Measurement Kits

Short-Term Torque Testing & Shaft Power Measurement 

The new portable Shaft Power Measuring Kits from Datum Electronics provide engineers with the opportunity to measure and monitor shaft power accurately in the field.

This easy to use kit can be applied using minimal skills in six simple steps and provide accurate data on a portable PC within less than an hour.

Datum Shaft Power Measuring Kits open up the opportunity for temporary torque tests and collection of accurate on-site data in simple format (Torque, Power and RPM)

Compact & Standard Shaft Power Measurement Kits

The kits are available in two formats, the standard kit that provides data from the shaft for long duration trials of between 30-60 day and is supplied in a robust weatherproof shaft housing. The second format is a compact version ideal for single day trials to access power levels and torque characteristics such as start up maximum torque levels.

Both Kits have been designed to be easily fitted with a minimal of on site operations. The strain gauges used are supplied with a connector to remove the need for soldering and have an encapsulated coating to simplify environmental sealing.

The system provides an output of shaft torque, shaft rpm and shaft power. The instrumentation has an accuracy of 0.1% 

Each Kit is supplied with a simple to use PC utility to display and log the data and optional interface is available to provide 4-20mA or +/-10vdc for logging and control systems.

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Standard Kit

  • Shaft Sizes 90mm - 1100mm
  • Battery Life 30-50 days operation
  • Dual Channel Torque/Strain
  • Shaft Speed Sensor
  • PC Software
 

Compact Kit

  • Shaft Sizes 30-500mm
  • Battery Life 30 hours
  • Single or Dual Channel 
  • Shaft Speed Sensor
  • PC Software

The Datum Electronics Series 430 torque trials kit is designed to measure the on-shaft torque for trials applications on rotating shafts between 30mm to 1100mm in diameter. It can be used for simple torque tests or testing of power levels, as well as extended trials to assess fuel efficiency or performance improvements.

The system is designed for measuring torque and power on drive shaft applications, including marine ship shafts, prop shafts and vehicle drive shafts. The trials kit measures the on-shaft torque with the addition of being able to provide a second channel of strain data. This can be torque, plus one other, normally this would be speed in order to give a power measurement information through the shaft. Other useful measurement examples include torque, thrust, bending and load. 

Measurement & Analysis 

The Datum Electronics Torque Trials Kit does more than just measure Torque; it can be used to verify power outputs from engines and motors.

Torque Trials Data

The following data can be measured and analysed: 
  • Power Transmission 
  • Torque Trials 
  • Vibration and Torsional Acceleration 
  • Power Transients 
  • Peak Torque Levels 
  • Power Delivery 
  • Shaft Vibration 

 

The main advantage of the Series 430 shaft power and torque trials kit is how easy the instrumentation is to install, set up, test and operate. The trials kit consists of three main component elements making this trials application system as easy and simple and possible. 

System Advantages 

The system is simple and easy to install logging directly to a PC or laptop with the aid of its installation software Disk.

System advantages include: 
  • Measures Shaft Power, Shaft Torque & Shaft Speed as a basic function 
  • Easy to install with a step-by-step guide 
  • Logs, records and displays ‘real time’ data 
  • Portable & lightweight design 
  • User Friendly software 
  • Compatible with 2 data channels and shaft speed 
Series 430 Torque Trials Kit
  • Power Transmission
  • Torque Trials
  • Vibration and Torsional Acceleration
  • Power Transients
  • Peak Torque Levels
  • Power Delivery
  • Shaft Vibration

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