Tornado Torque Tester

Tornado Torque Tester

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Tornado Torque Tester

Tornado manually operated digital closure tester offers a simple solution to torque assessment. The Tornado allows you to characterise the two critical torque peaks associated with tamper-evident closures: slip torque – effort required to initiate movement of the cap & bridge torque – the smaller secondary peak associated with the effort required to break the plastic bridges between the cap and the security ring.

The Tornado offers four capacity models:
– for delicate assessments – 1.5 N.m capacity
– for increasingly robust applications – 3 N.m, 6 N.m and 10 N.m capacity

The Tornado enable a broad variety of advanced additional functions, to offer enhanced practicality and versatility.

Click here to download Tornado brochure

 

Tornado manually operated digital closure tester offers a simple solution to torque assessment. The Tornado allows you to characterise the two critical torque peaks associated with tamper-evident closures: slip torque – effort required to initiate movement of the cap & bridge torque – the smaller secondary peak associated with the effort required to break the plastic bridges between the cap and the security ring.

An onboard memory of up to 500 results is also available for mass storage when batch testing and can be downloaded later to a printer or PC.

The Tornado also features 5 different configurable alarm settings to suit individual closure types. Each setting will alert an operator with a buzzer and/or red & green lights to indicate during testing whether the torque reading is within or outside its tolerance limit.

To avoid the risk of operators inadvertently changing units of measurement or the operating mode, there is a password-protected lock function.

Key benefits:
• Audible and visual pass/fail alarms
• On-board memory capable of storing up to 500 readings
• Tamper-evident closure testing: capture both ‘slip torque’ and ‘bridge torque’
• User-friendly: compact, low-cost, lightweight and easy portable
• Mains or battery-powered
• RS232 output for easy export of results
• Integrated drip tray captures spillage for easier cleaning

 

Watch the video below to learn more about Tornado Torque Tester:

Technical Data

Measurement range

Clockwise and counter-clockwise

Available sensors (all measure from zero to the value indicated in the table below or range as specified)

    Tornado CapTest
Model   1.5 N.m 3 N.m 6 N.m 10 N.m 5 N.m
N.m   1.5 3 6 10 0.2 – 5
lbf.in   13 26 50 90 0.2 – 45
kgf.cm   15 30 60 100 0.2 – 50

Torque

Accuracy

  Tornado CapTest
Model All Models 5 N.m
% of full scale ±0.5 ±1

Resolution

    Tornado CapTest
Model   1.5 N.m 3 N.m 6 N.m 10 N.m 5 N.m
N.m   0.0005 0.001 0.002 0.002 0.01
lbf.in   0.002 0.005 0.01 0.02 0.01
kgf.cm   0.005 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.01

Units of measurement

mN.m, N.cm, N.m, gf.cm, kgf.cm, kgf.m, ozf.in, lbf.in, lbf.ft

Sampling Rate

Tornado 5,000 Hz averaged to 80 Hz or 2,000 Hz peak capture (user selectable)
CapTest 250 Hz continuous mode, 8 or 60 Hz peak mode

Overload Rating

Tornado 150% of full scale
CapTest 200% of full scale

Dimensions

Tornado 303 mm (w), 127 mm (h), 278 mm (d)
CapTest 180 mm (w), 170 mm (h), 150 mm (d)

Weight

Tornado 3 kg
Captest 2.3 kg

Container Diameter

    Tornado CapTest
Model   1.5 N.m 3 N.m 6 N.m 10 N.m 5 N.m
mm   10 – 78 10 – 78 10 – 190 10 – 190 15 – 130

Downloads

Click here to download Tornado brochure

 

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