ST-S3 -- Torque testing a medical flow controller / valve
The valve body is held in a custom machined based which is fixed on the base of the torque tester. The top part is designed to mate the valve handle. After pressing the safety start switches, the torque testing head lowers onto the handle and starts the rotation. Per customer specification the peak torque is measured while the handle is rotated 45 or 135 degrees either clockwise or counterclockwise.
ST-120 Bottle Cap Torque Tester -- Testing a Catheter Flow Controller
Per user requirement specifications we modified our ST-120 torque tester to allow accurate torque application on the flow controller. This project was challenging due to the unique shape of the medical device assembly and the low application torque range. We designed and built an auto engaging “zero” topload collet a unique interface board to allow accurate torque measurement.
ST-120 NEMA4x Benchtop capper
SureTorque customized the ST-120 for a medical device manufacturer. The customer asked us to build a benchtop capper withstanding cleaning with strong chemincal solutions and calibration traceable to NIST. In response we designed and built a stainless steel, washdown, NEMA4x version of the ST-120 torque tester. Per customer spec, all controls are built inside the head enclosure to eliminate the operators changing settings. Multi-color indicator is provided for status updates. Dual activation safety start and product specific clamp designs allow 100% safe actuations. Utilizing off the shelf strain gage based transducer and PLC, should the customer require further customization or service, we can easily adapt the machine to the new specs.
The custom machine SS container and cap tooling allows the container to float when a loose cap is tightened on a container.