S. Himmelstein and Company is a U.S. manufacturer of torque sensors and signal conditioners. Focused solely on torque since 1960, Himmelstein boasts an expansive product line and a highly accurate knowledge base. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Himmelstein continues to enhance and improve our torque sensors to keep up with advances in technology. Contact us today to discuss your application with our experts.
The Himmelstein Advantage
BEST REAL-WORLD ACCURACY OF ANY TORQUEMETER, TORQUE SENSOR OR TORQUE TRANSDUCER
S. Himmelstein and Company has been designing and manufacturing the world’s best torque measurement transducers and instrumentation since 1960. Our products offer significant advantages over competitive models, enhancing their overall performance under real-world conditions, not just in the calibration stand.
HIGHEST AVAILABLE MECHANICAL OVERLOADS
Select from 200 percent, 400 percent, 500 percent and 1,000 percent overload models. The flexibility to select sensor mechanical overload allows optimal sizing of the sensor to suit the application, even in the presence of peak torques that exceed the average running torque. This ensures the best measurement accuracy for the application. For assistance is sizing/selecting the proper torque sensor, please refer to our bulletin entitled Choosing the Correct Torque Transducer.
HIGH ELECTRICAL OVERRANGE
All Himmelstein torque transducers and instruments with high-level DC analog output voltages have significant electrical overrange (130 percent to 300 percent depending on model). This means that the output signal does not clip at full scale. All rotating mechanical systems have oscillatory signals. When operating at or near full scale, insufficient overrange on the output signal will cause clipping of the peak values and result in an incorrect display of the average torque. By offering significant electrical overrange, Himmelstein transducers provide accurate measurement, even beyond full scale. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to our technical memorandum entitled Overrange, A Crucial Rotary Torquemeter Parameter.
BEST DYNAMIC MEASUREMENTS
Himmelstein bearingless torque flanges are the best choice for dynamic measurement and control. That's because the world’s highest torsional stiffness yields wider installed bandwidth and faster installed response than any competitive device. Our flanges also feature the industry’s highest overrange and greatest isolation from clamping and other extraneous loads. Those features reduce errors from clipped torque peaks and parasitic loads. Please read our application note entitled Dynamic Torque Measurement for additional facts.
WORLD-CLASS TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE
Superior temperature compensation results in sensor temperature performance that greatly reduces errors caused by drive heating and thermal gradients. This level of temperature performance allows S. Himmelstein and Company to offer dual-range torque transducers with high accuracy. Please refer to our technical memorandum entitled Torquemeters with Extended Measurement Range to learn the benefits of Himmelstein’s dual-range sensors.