Automotive

Automobile Rotating and Reaction Torque Transducers

Torque Sensors and Related Instrumentation

Automobile manufacturers require the data from torquemeters so they can (1) test vehicles under a wide range of circumstances before they are sold to the consumer, and (2) develop more efficient vehicles in the future.

Himmelstein torque sensors offer the most precise solution for critical product development in R & D applications as well as the most robust design for production QC and verification testing in a manufacturing environment.

Himmelstein products and relevant automotive industry applications are:

MCRT® 2700T Series Non-Contact Wheel Torque Sensors (Torque Wheels)

  • Measure road load, braking effort and wheel speed
  • Perform coastdown testing
  • Offer unprecedented immunity to contamination and vibration
  • Feature weatherproof, corrosion-resistant construction
  • Provide extraordinary immunity to extraneous loads and temperature gradients
  • Install simply without vehicle rework
  • Require no slip rings, ferrites or semiconductor gages

MCRT® 84000V/85000V Series Bearingless Digital Torque Sensors

  • Ideal for performance and durability testing of engines and various driveline components and engine accessories
  • Efficiency testing of transmissions, gearboxes and differentials
  • Offer unparalleled accuracy under real world conditions
  • Compact mechanical package
  • Simple installation, wide tolerance of rotor to stator misalignment
  • High mechanical overload and electrical overrange
  • World class temperature performance
  • Extremely stiff sensor yields fast installed response

Automobile Torque Reaction and Rotating Sensors

Which type of torquemeter you use depends on where the measurement is taken. Rotary, or rotating, sensors are used to measure torque in line with a rotating shaft, while a reaction torque sensor, named for Newton’s third law of physics, measures the amount of force needed to stop a motor from turning. Both types are used in the automotive industry.

Driving Success in the Automotive Industry

Trusted by various companies in this market segment, our customers include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Volvo and Rolls Royce, as well as agricultural vehicle and engine manufacturers Caterpillar and John Deere.

If you need assistance in determining the correct torque measurement device and related instrumentation, look no further than S. Himmelstein and Company. We lead the industry in the design, manufacture and calibration of torque measurement transducers and related instruments to meet our automotive customers’ particular requirements.