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Torsion

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For maximum versatility and capability, Tinius Olsen offers a full range of torsion testing machines in capacities from 10,000- 300,000in.lbf or kg.cm (1000-30,000N.m). Higher capacity and other longer length models are available on request.

These uniquely superior torsion testers provide loading and weighing capabilities in both directions of rotation. This feature makes it possible to conveniently determine not only the ultimate torque of a specimen, but also how that specimen behaves under conditions of continuous or intermittent torque loading in both directions.

Essentially, each torsion tester comprises a variable speed drive loading system and a digital control and indicating system in a fixed section of the machine. The weighing head with its strain gage torque sensor is mounted on a movable section that can be positioned on rails to accommodate specimens of varying lengths.

No system would be complete without controlling software and data analysis of the resultant data. The addition of a torsion test module to our Horizon software allows complete machine control along with capture and analysis of the resultant torsional test data, showing the material behavior throughout the test.