AFTI
Advanced Force and Torque Indicator

Product image of Mecmesin Advanced Force & Torque Indicator (AFTI), handheld device or stand mountable device

A versatile force and torque display unit, with interchangeable 'smart' sensors, that provides high accuracy and flexibility.

The AFTI can be used as a handheld device for mobile applications or it can be used as the measurement device for integration into your own test rig.

 

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Torque sensors

The AFTI and AFG are versatile force and torque indicators designed for use with the Mecmesin range of 'Smart' static and rotary torque sensors.

Readings are displayed as live values with peak-hold function in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. Data can be streamed as continuous or single readings for recording on PCs, printers and dataloggers.

AFTI product on its side showing serial port connection to sensor/loadcell

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display or AFG

A range of interchangeable torque sensors for measuring static and rotary torque with the AFTI display or AFG.

Each 'Smart' sensor is delivered with its own connecting cable, which has a proprietary plug containing the calibration data for instant recognition by the AFTI.

All 'Smart' sensors read from zero and are delivered at no extra cost with a full calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

Mecmesin issued sensor and device calibration certificates

Rotary Torque Transducer - Mini (low-torque)

Smart rotary mini torque transducer/sensor for AFTI

Range of 'Smart' mini sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0 - 0.050 N.m right through to 0 - 1 N.m.

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Rotary Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

Smart rotary torque transducer/sensor for AFTI

 

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0 - 2 N.m right through to 0 - 150 N.m.

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Static Torque Transducer (low-torque)

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for low torque applications

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0 - 0.05 N.m right through to 0 - 2 N.m.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

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Static Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for mid-to-high torque applications

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0 - 1.5 N.m right through to 0 - 1000 N.m.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with a square-drive of 3/8" to 1" for the fitting of adaptors.

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Static Torque Screwdriver - Mini (low-torque)

Smart mini torque screwdriver sensor for low/miniature testing applications

A range of fine-precision, low-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of very fine static torque from 0 - 0.01 N.m right through to 0 - 1 N.m. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

Note: If your application requires multiple rotations of the sensor in one direction, we recommend using a rotary torque transducer.

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Static Torque Screwdriver (mid-torque)

Smart torque screwdriver transducer for mid-capacity torque applications

A range of mid-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of static torque from 0 - 0.3 N.m right through to 0 - 10 N.m. Supplied as standard with a Jacobs-style 3-jaw chuck that can be removed to allow 3/8" square-drive to be used.

Note: If your application requires multiple rotations of the sensor in one direction, we recommend using a rotary torque transducer.

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Force sensors

The AFTI and AFG are versatile force and torque indicators designed for use with the Mecmesin range of 'Smart' tension and compression loadcells.

Readings are displayed as live values with peak-hold function in both tension and compression. Data can be streamed as continuous or single readings for recording on PCs, printers and dataloggers.

AFTI product on its side showing serial port connection to sensor/loadcell

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display or AFG

A range of interchangeable force sensors for measuring tension and compression with the AFTI display or AFG.

Each 'Smart' sensor is delivered with its own connecting cable, which has a proprietary plug containing the calibration data for instant recognition by the AFTI.

All 'Smart' sensors read from zero and are delivered at no extra cost with a full calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

Mecmesin issued sensor and device calibration certificates

Tension & Compression - S-beam

S-beam shaped loadcells for measuring tension and compression

A range of 'Smart' S-beam shaped loadcells for measuring tension and compression. Various models to measure from 0 - 100 N right through to 0 - 100 kN.

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Tension & Compression - S-beam (Junior)

S-beam (Junior) miniature loadcells for measuring tension and compression in confined spaces

A range of 'Smart' loadcells in a miniature S-beam shape. Suitable for measuring tension and compression for applications where available space is limited. Various models to measure from 0 - 1 N right through to 0 - 500 N.

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Compression only - Load Button

Load button loadcell - smart miniature sensor for compression measurement only

A range of 'Smart' sensors for compression measurement only. Available in miniature and sub-miniature sizes for use where space is very limited. Compressive load is applied to the top of the sensor’s central dome. Various models to measure from 0 - 100 N right through to 0 - 50 kN.

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Specialised Loadcells

Load button loadcell - smart super miniature sensor for compression measurement only

In addition to the standard range of tension and compressions sensors, Mecmesin also offers specialised loadcells dedicated to specific applications. A few examples are shown below. 

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Emperor™ Software

VectorPro Lite background image screen and logo
Vector Pro Lite software test screen loaded on laptop

VectorPro® Lite software

Available as an optional extra to Mecmesin's Orbis, Tornado and AFTI digital force and torque testing instruments, VectorPro Lite is an advanced data acquisition and plotting software package.

Simply select the appropriate interface cable for your Mecmesin torque instrument and you are ready to enhance your testing with the power of VectorPro Lite.

Advanced data acquisition and plotting

VectorPro Lite working interface screen on laptop

Live torque values are captured and automatically sent to VectorPro Lite to plot the graph of torque vs time/angle. This helps to visually identify any events during the test which cannot be picked up by just having a peak reading on the instrument display.

To help determine whether your sample has met the necessary criteria, there is a suite of standard calculations with indicators of pass or fail to immediately alert the operator.

A statistical analysis of results per batch of samples is produced and then incorporated, together with the graphs, into a customisable PDF or csv test report for your customer.

Overview

The Advanced Force and Torque Indicator (AFTI) is a high-specification display unit, for use with Mecmesin's 'Smart' force and torque sensors.

Ideal for use in production, quality-control or in research and development,  its dual-function keypad makes operation simple. With its rugged housing being machined from lightweight aluminium, the ergonomic AFTI is powered through a mains adaptor (supplied) or standard rechargeable AAA batteries.

Interchangeable 'Smart' sensors are plug and play. Simply connect a force or torque sensor to the AFTI and its calibration data will be automatically recognised without any operator input required.

Measurement

Tension, compression and torque measurement with peak-hold function and full unit conversion of the displayed value.

Operating at an internal sampling rate of 5,000 Hz measurements can be displayed in:

Torque
  • N.m, mN.m, cN.m, daN.m
  • kgf.cm, gf.cm
  • lbf.in, lbf.ft, ozf.in
Force
  • N, mN, cN, daN, kN
  • kgf, gf
  • lbf, ozf

Features

Clear 4 ½ digit backlit display featuring an overload warning with trend bar to alert operators. Audible and visual pass/fail indicators clearly signal when displayed readings lie within tolerance.

An onboard memory to store 500 peak readings.

Connectivity

RS232, digimatic and analogue data output are all standard to allow easy data transfer to PCs, printers and dataloggers. Choose from a selection of interface cables to connect to your device.

Product brochure

Discover more about the AFTI display and torque sensors in our product brochure.

AFTI and torque sensors (PDF)

 

 

 

Force measurement

To get even more from your AFTI display, there's a range of 'Smart' tension and compression loadcells to choose from. Simply unplug your torque sensor and plug-in your force loadcell.

Force sensor - S-beam
Force sensor - Miniature S-beam
Force sensor - Button loadcell

Explore force loadcells

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display

A range of interchangeable torque sensors for measuring static and rotary torque with the AFTI.

Each 'Smart' sensor is delivered with its own connecting cable, which has a proprietary plug containing the calibration data for instant recognition by the AFTI. All 'Smart' sensors read from zero and are delivered at no extra cost with a full calibration certificate traceable to national standards.

Rotary torque

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring rotary torque. The outer housing is fixed and the central shaft rotates as torque is applied. Suitable for torque applications with multiple revolutions (eg cassette spool mechanism, window winders) typically up to speeds of 5000 rpm.


Rotary Torque Transducer - Mini (low-torque)

Range of 'Smart' mini sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0-50 mN.m right through to 0-1000 mN.m.  

Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale.

Smart rotary mini torque transducer/sensor for AFTI
Model TTR
0.05
TTR
0.1
TTR
0.2
TTR
0.5
TTR
1
mN.m 50 100 200 500 1 000
gf.cm 500 1 000 2 000 5 000 10 000
ozf.in 7 14  28 70 140


Rotary Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring rotary torque from 0-2 N.m right through to 0-150 N.m.

Accuracy ±1% of full scale.

Smart rotary torque transducer/sensor for AFTI
Model FAST
2
FAST
6
FAST
15
FAST
60
FAST
150
N.m 2 6 15 60 150
kgf.cm 20 60 150 600 1500
lbf.in 18 53 133 530 1325

Static torque

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque. The housing is fixed in place and the test specimen is rotated against the square drive of the sensors as torque is slowly applied.

Note: If used in handheld applications, static torque sensors should not be rotated too far in one direction. There is a risk of the connecting cable becoming spirally-wound and damaged, so we recommend using a rotary torque transducer instead.


Static Torque Transducer (low-torque)

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0-50 mN.m right through to 0-2000 mN.m.

Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for low torque applications
Model TT-ST
0.05
TT-ST
0.2
TT-ST
0.5
TT-ST
1
TT-ST
2
mN.m 50 200 500 1000 2000
gf.cm 500 2000 5000 10 000 20 000
ozf.in 7 28 70 140 280


Static Torque Transducer (mid- & high-torque)

A range of 'Smart' sensors for measuring static torque from 0-1.5 N.m right through to 0-1000 N.m. 

Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale.

Suitable for bench-mounting or integration into a complete test rig. Equipped with a square-drive of 3/8" to 1" for the fitting of adaptors.

Smart static torque transducer/sensor for mid-to-high torque applications
Model ST
1.5
ST
6
ST
10
ST
15
ST
60
ST
100
ST
150
ST
600
ST
1000
N.m 1.5 6 10 15 60 100 150 600 1000
kgf.cm 15 60 100 150 600 1000 1500 6000 10 000
lbf.in 13 53 90 133 530 870 1300 5200 8850


Static Torque Screwdriver - Mini (low-torque)

A range of fine-precision, low-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of very fine static torque from 0-10 mN.m right through to 0-1000 mN.m. Equipped with 1/4" hex drive (or 3mm bore) for the fitting of adaptors.

Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale

Smart mini torque screwdriver sensor for low/miniature testing applications
Model TTH
0.01
TTH
0.05
TTH
0.1
TTH
0.2
TTH
0.5
TTH
1
mN.m 10 50 100 200 500 1000
gf.cm 100 500 1000 2000 5000 10 000
ozf.in 1.4 7 14 28 70 140


Static Torque Screwdriver (mid-torque)

A range of mid-capacity torque screwdrivers for handheld applications. Suitable for the measurement of static torque from 0-0.3 N.m right through to 0-10 N.m. Supplied as standard with a Jacobs-style, 3-jaw chuck (can be removed to allow 3/8" square-drive to be used).

Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale.

Smart torque screwdriver transducer for mid-capacity torque applications
Model TS
0.3
TS
1.5
TS
3
TS
6
TS
10
N.m 0.3 1.5 3 6 10
kgf.cm 3 15 30 60 100
lbf.in 2.6 13 26 53 90
 

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