The Vortex-dV is a versatile and affordable motorised torque tester.
It improves greatly on the variability encountered with manual torque testers where torque is applied by hand at varying speeds. By applying torque at a fixed rotational speed, whilst gripping the sample in a uniform manner, the motorised Vortex-dV significantly enhances the repeatability of test results.
Operators can perform routine batch testing with the added benefit of reducing the risks of repetitive strain injury often associated with manual testers.
Comprising a robust motorised stand rated to 10 N.m with a choice of torque sensors for connection to an Advanced Force & Torque Indicator (AFTI) digital display and a range of gripping fixtures.
This stand-alone motorised torque tester is suited for measuring the maximum torque of components for quality-control purposes both in the laboratory and the production area.
The Vortex-dv is a sturdy, twin-column, motorised tester which is designed to apply torque up to a capacity of 10 N.m. It delivers superior performance via its control panel, which is simple to use and allows the precise selection of test parameters such as speed and target torque/angle.
Specimens up to 440mm tall and 280mm wide can easily be tested in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. For specimens requiring a downward force before torque is applied (e.g. child-resistant closures), the Vortex-dV is fitted with a convenient top-load tray.
Weighing under 20kg its compact design and small footprint make it an ideal bench-top tester for use in the quality control lab or production area.
Four different static torque sensors are available to cover the range from 1.5 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.
The sensor you choose is connected to a single torque display unit (AFTI), that is linked to the test frame via an interface cable.
The Advanced Force Torque Indicator (AFTI) is a display unit, which is positioned on the column of the test frame. It connects to a single 'Smart' torque sensor and automatically recognises its calibration data.
The AFTI continuously measures torque and captures the maximum peak reading in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. Torque values obtained by the AFTI can be simultaneously presented on the main control panel of the test frame and transmitted to a PC or printer for the recording of results.
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.
Discover more about the Vortex-dV motorised torque testers in our product brochure.
Vortex-dV motorised torque tester (PDF)