IMADA, represented in Australia by Testequip , has released the Check-Line DTX cap torque tester for measuring twist-off force.
The tester offers programmable high/low setpoints for go/no-go testing. Orange lights indicate measurements less than low setpoint, green for between high and low, and red for over the high setpoint.
Up to 960 values can be stored in memory, which can be transmitted using the serial output. Use the real time mode to display torque transients, or peak mode to capture the peak torque achieved during a test. Measuring units can be lbf/in, kgf/cm, or N/cm.
The cap testers have an ac adapter/charger and built-in NiCad rechargeable batteries. They also have 1" standard pegs, with longer pegs available. They clamp containers from 1/2" to 7" in diameter. Clockwise and counterclockwise operation are possible.