Torque-Link -LXRS Wireless Sensor


Jan 17 2017

The Torque-Link -LXRS from LORD MicroStrain is a specialized sensor node designed to precisely measure torque and strain on rotating shafts and wirelessly transmit the data to the remote Node Commander software. The node’s wireless capability means that it can transmit data on rotating components without the need for a bulky and unreliable slip ring, saving hours of installation time.

The node features a rugged ABS housing ideal for long term installation on rotating shafts of any size without any mechanical modifications, and the replaceable battery helps minimize unplanned downtime.

The Torque-Link -LXRS node is ideal for applications in flight testing, rotating machinery analysis, and condition-based maintenance due to its fast installation time, burst mode, and high-frequency “burst mode” that allows for accurate root-cause analysis of torsional vibration and driveline resonance.

Remote multi-node programming and node-to-node sampling synchronization allow for accurate and lossless data collection and analysis across entire systems without the limitations of wired sensors.



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Highlights

+ The Torque-Link has been proven to last over 1,000 hours in development testing, as opposed to other sensors that use slip rings that may last a mere 100-200 hours.

+ The first Torque-Link prototype was designed by LORD Microstrain for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for use on the MQ-8B “Fire Scout” VTUAV tail rotor drive shaft after slip ring instrument failed during a flight test.

+ The first Torque-Link prototype was designed by LORD Microstrain for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for use on the MQ-8B “Fire Scout” VTUAV tail rotor drive shaft after slip ring instrument failed during a flight test.

Additional Coverage

- https://www.technimeasure.co.uk/wireless-torque-system/

- http://www.azosensors.com/equipment-details.aspx?EquipID=1442

- http://www.sensorsmag.com/force-strain-load-torque/wireless-torque-monitoring-unmanned-rotorcraft-flight-test-15755


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