New from Mecmesin, the Helixa precision torque tester has been designed for achieving precise alignment when using the most sensitive torque sensors. It is a significant development in the torque testing of finely engineered electronics components.
Designers and engineers of the smallest rotary controls, the lightest springs, the finest bearings, and the most precise rotating fittings are already adopting the Helixa for its leading-edge features.
A choice of intelligent torque cells allows measurement from 6 N.m down to just a few mN.m. Concentricity at extreme low torques is ensured by the facility to align specific fixtures with the selected torque cell. Mecmesin’s Emperor™ control and acquisition software provides for building sophisticated test programs and complex results analysis. This combination of features ensures an unparalleled degree of accuracy and repeatability.
The Helixa is ideal where rotation of components is very precise, or very light, measuring a range of critical torque features in design and quality assurance. These include breakaway torque in rotary control components, the precise operation of click-stop switches, or the 360 degree smoothness of mass-produced trimmers and presets.
Where axial forces count, the Helixa has additional key features. A counterbalancing mechanism can be used to remove axial forces due to the torque cell and fixturing, and if required, a top-load platen can then be used to apply a specific static axial force.
The Helixa is available as a PC-controlled version (the Helixa-i), driven by Mecmesin’s powerful Emperor™ software, or as a stand-alone version (the Helixa-xt) controlled from an integral touch-screen console.
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