Accession Number : ADD012975

Title :   Torque Gauge for Applications Including Robotics.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Vranish,John M ; Mitchell,Eugene ; DeMoyer,Robert

Report Date : 08 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A torque gauge using magnetoelastic ribbons is presented wherein changes in the magnetic characteristics of these ribbons are detectable in a push-pull mode for determining torque forces applied to the ribbons. Respective tensile and compressive forces applied to the ribbons cause a change in the magnetic qualities of the ribbons and of the inductance of coils wound about the ribbons with the change of inductance being a measure of the torque forces applied to the input of the device.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GAGES, COILS, INDUCTANCE, MAGNETIC MATERIALS, PUSH PULL AMPLIFIERS, ROBOTICS, TORQUE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE