has introduced the Manner force and torque measuring flange for mining operations.
Manufactured in Germany, the flange can simultaneously measure drilling force as well as drilling torque in-line to optimise the drilling process. An IP67 rating allows use of the flange in harsh conditions.
It is supplied with a rechargeable battery pack that is charged inductively. The radio telemetry system used by the flange eliminates the need for cables during operation.
The flange can be manufactured to any capacity specifications. The company states that the low profile design offers fast signal response and minimum impact on existing designs.
Further data processing can be done by integrating the flange to the network via CAN, Ethernet or USB.