ANVIL Series Transmission Headstand Mount Rotating Thrust-Meter



Type of Measurement: Torque Converter Thrust from an Automotive Transmission

Typical Test: Electric Motor Driven Automotive Transmission Testing Dynamometer

Special Test Conditions:

Torque Capacity / Torsional Overload / Extraneous Loads / Maximum RPM:


Rated Capacity : 2,000 lbs.


Rated Capacity : 3,000 lbs.


Working Capacity : 1,200 lbs.


Working Capacity : 3,000 lbs.


Peak Torque : 600 ft.-lbs.


Peak Torque : 1,000 ft.-lbs.


Overload Rating : 3,000 ft.-lbs.


Overload Rating : 4,500 ft.-lbs.


Maximum RPM : 12,000


Maximum RPM : 6,000


Thrust-Meter Features:


Thrust-Meter Description:

     Rotary Thrust-meter is designed to be integrated into a dynamometer driven, automotive automatic transmission test stand. Thrust-meter measures torque converter thrust while under rotation. One end of the thrust-meter has a shaft which is fixtured to the dynamometer shaft via a double-flex coupling. The other thrust-meter end, simulates a crankshaft flange, to which a torque-converter flex plate can bolt to. Thrust-meter housing is heat treated for mechanical rigidity and reduced fretting corrosion at the load bearing surfaces. Housing has an integral circular flange that mounts to the headstand support for the transmission case. Headstand should be liquid cooled to remove the radiated heat from the transmission.

Thrust-meter uses passive strain gage technology on a rotating shaft. Mechanical stress is converted to strain which is transduced into a voltage signal via strain gages in a full wheatstone bridge arrangement. Communication between stationary and rotating worlds is performed via a rotary transformer. The rotary transformer requires an AC Excitation Voltage and transmits back an Amplitude Modulated Signal Voltage (mV) @ the Excitation Frequency, which is a measurement of the applied Thrust.


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