New range of torque data collectors 05 February 2019

Crane Electronics works alongside some of the world’s biggest brands within the automotive, aerospace, construction, marine and rail industries to deliver complete torque management, measurement and control solutions for improved quality, improved safety, complete traceability and increased productivity.

First launched in 1992, the TorqueStar data collector has been used in hundreds of applications worldwide, including assembly tool auditing and fastener tightening validation. It is utilised throughout the manufacturing world as well as quality and auditing departments across some of the world’s biggest industries.

The new TorqueStar series, the Lite, Plus and Pro, delivers a solution to fit all budgets and applications with updated technology and expanded features to offer superior torque measurement performance.

The TorqueStar Lite is a new basic torque data collector and indicator performing simple measurements of torque in track, peak, click and pulse modes. The Lite is ideal for users who want a quick and straight-forward ‘plug and play’ data collector with high precision results.

The TorqueStar Plus, incorporating a full-colour, backlit screen, is a mid-range torque data collector with additional features including force, audit modes and the display of real-time measurement data. With an icon-based navigation system, the Plus has an extensive range of features and statistics allowing accurate data recording and analysis for vital assembly torque records.

The TorqueStar Pro is a premium torque data collector. It is designed with the same hardware as the Plus, but provides the user with even more functionality. The Pro has all the features of the Plus model but with additional capabilities including move on, retighten and yield, ‘Jobs’ and ‘Rounds’, advanced statistics, and torque trace graphs.

“The development and launch of the new TorqueStar series is another demonstration of Crane Electronics’ commitment to developing innovative and advanced products that meet the demands and requirements of the many industries we serve,” said Stephen Cox, sales and marketing manager at Crane Electronics.

“We know that our customers across the globe are constantly demanding higher accuracy and precision in their torque measurements as well as easier methods of recording and storing this important data. Since the launch of the very first TorqueStar in 1992, and the extremely popular TorqueStar Opta in 2003, we have continually strived to raise the standard for torque measurement and data collection. The new TorqueStar series allows us to continue that legacy.”

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.