Publication | 2011-01
FAG ProTorq Process Optimization by Torque Measurement
Online monitoring systems of this type are used for estimating the remaining life of heavily loaded components as well as for process monitoring.
The online monitoring system FAG ProTorq is suitable for monitoring applications in many sectors due to its versatility.
FAG ProTorq can be used to detect signals such as torque, elongation, force, pressure, temperature and displacement changes in parallel on up to 32 channels. These can be correlated with productspecific data for evaluation of the signals. In addition, the system allows calculation and comparison of signals with each other as well as automatic analysis. As a result, the user receives a reliable statement on the condition of the component or process.
The measurement sensor system is also suitable for harsh ambient conditions such as those in rolling mill or offshore applications.
The versatile application possibilities covered by FAG ProTorq require precise definition of the key values to be monitored when configuring the hardware and software. Each system thus represents an individual solution. Schaeffler accompanies the customer throughout the project phase. Following system configuration by Schaeffler, the user receives intensive training that equips him to use the system independently. Upon customer request, the Schaeffler experts can undertake evaluation of the measurement data.
If a permanent installation is not required, there is also the option of temporary measurement carried out by Schaeffler. The objective here is to find short term approaches to solutions where unexpected component failure occurs.