Instruments, Computers & Controls Goes Digital

Measuring horsepower, rpm and torque on rotating shafts by utilizing fiber optic sensors, the Digital Torque Meter System, developed by Instruments, Computers & Controls is flexible and highly reliable.

Typically holding a NEMA 4 enclosure with shaft hp and rpm displays, the System is also available in portable mode so it can be used from ship to ship.

Its fiber optic based technology, and all electronics, except for the sensor LEDs are within the NEMA 4 enclosure. No connections are formulated inside the box during installation or calibration because the fiber optic sensors and cable are already wrapped around the NEMA 4 enclosure during shipment for a standard system. The sensors are typically mounted across a bearing housing and mounting plates are epoxied to the bearing to mount the sensor.

Once the system has been installed and calibrated, it is not necessary to recalibrate because the system does not drift. Calibration is completed without using any tools or turning of any potentiometers, and recalibration can be checked at any time.

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