For turbines, drills, linear and lead screw actuators designed for long life and critical applications, shaft thrust needs to be measured to optimize systems performance and maximize bearing design and life. This requires a sensor, such as a donut load cell, that can operate in tension and compression to measure the thrust applied to the shaft.
- An K-2698 Donut/Through Hole Compression and tension force is freely slid onto the shaft
- A pair of thrust bearings and collars secure the donut Compression and tension force in place on the shaft.
- A retention bracket is attached to the outer circumference of the sensor, anchoring the sensor to a solid fixture.
- As thrust forces are applied to the shaft, the bearings and collars transmit the load through the sensor for measurement delivering the load to the retention bracket.
- The GM77 Digital Hand Held Display and the IPE50 Panel Mount Display capture and display the measured load in real time.
Force data can also be simultaneously captured utilizing the LCV-USB3 High-Resolution USB Solution and our VS3 software on a PC.