The new Series 430 shaft power measuring kits from Datum Electronics give technicians the possibility to measure and monitor shaft power accurately in the field. The kits can be used in six simple steps with minimal skills and provides accurate data on a portable PC within less than an hour. Their main advantage is the ease of installation, activation, testing and operation.

The kits are available in two formats. The standard version is designed to collect data from the shaft in long-duration trials of between 30 and 60 days, and is supplied in a robust weatherproof shaft housing. The compact version is perfect for single-day trials which read power levels and torque characteristics such as start-up or maximum torque levels. Both kits can be easily installed with minimal on-site operations. Strain gauges are supplied with the connector to remove the need for soldering and have an encapsulated coating to simplify environmental sealing.

The kits measure shaft torque, rpm and power to an accuracy of 0.1%. Each one is supplied with an easy-to-use PC utility to display and log the data. An optional interface is available to provide 4-20 mA or +/-10 VDC for logging and control systems.