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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Force sensors

The AFTI is a versatile force and torque indicator 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

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

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  

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)

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.

More info

Compression only - Load Button

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

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

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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 force sensors in our product brochure.

AFTI and force sensors (PDF)

Smart sensors for use with AFTI display

A range of interchangeable force sensors for measuring tension and compression 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.


Tension & Compression - S-beam

A range of 'Smart' S-beam shaped loadcells for measuring tension and compression.

Various models to measure from 0 - 100 N through to 0 - 100 kN.

Accuracy ± 0.25% of full scale.

S-beam Model

S-100N S-200N S-500N S-1000N S-2500N S-5000N S-10kN S-25kN
N 100 200 500 1000 2500 5000 10 000 25 000
kgf 10 20 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 22 44  110 220 550 1100 2200 5500
Cylindrical Model C-50kN C-100kN
kN 50 100
kgf 5000 10 000
lbf 11 000 22 000 


Tension & Compression - S-beam (Junior)

A range of 'Smart' loadcells in a miniature S-beam shape. Suitable for measuring tension and compression in applications where the available space is limited.

Various models measuring from 0 - 1 N right through to 0 - 500 N.

Accuracy ± 0.25% of full scale.

Junior S-beam Model

JS-1N JS-2.5N JS-5N JS-10N JS-25N JS-50N JS-100N JS-250N JS-500N
N 1 2.5 5 10 25 50 100 250 500
kgf 0.10 0.25 0.5 1 2.5 5 10 25 50
lbf 0.22 0.55 1.1 2.2 5.5 11 22 55 110


Compression - Load Button

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. A range of models to measure from 0 - 100 N right through to 0 - 50 kN.

Accuracy ± 1% of full scale.

Load Button Model   LB-250N LB-500N LB-1000N LB-2500N LB-5000N LB-10kN LB-25kN
N 100 250 500 1000 2500 5000 10 000 25 000
kgf 10 25 50 100 250 500 1000 2500
lbf 22 50  110 220 550 1100 2200 5500


Specialised Loadcells

In addition to the standard range of tension and compression sensors, Mecmesin offers specialised loadcells dedicated to specific applications.

A few examples are shown below.

Pinch Sensor
Hand Gripper
Donut Loadcell
Pedal Force Sensor
 

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