What is this or rather...

  1. Hood

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    What is this or rather what/how is it used.

    It is obvious a dial indicator and says it is a Torque Tester.
    I have a feeling it may have come from the Edzell air base many moons ago.
    Size wise it is approx 95mm diameter.
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  2. pdg

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    I reckon it's very incomplete, being a part of a torque wrench testing unit (or similar).
     
  3. Ian James Forum Supporter

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    It could possibly be a gauge for torque plus degree's as I see it goes to 180
     
  4. Hood

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    It has a lug on the back like other dial gauges, see pic. So kind of looks like it would be used in a similar manner to a DTI.

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    That is a possibility.
     
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  5. pdg

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    Move a lever against a known resistance, measure the deflection...
     
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  6. Hood

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    Looks like it may be something like that right enough.
     
  7. jordan1 Member

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    Could it be used in some way for calibration?.
     
  8. Hood

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    I would assume that the image @pdg posted is for that, so looks likely that is what it may be for.
     
  9. Maker

    Maker Krombopulos Michael

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    What are the units on it? I bet a big, easily read dial would be good for our resident YouTuber.:D
     
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  10. Hood

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    Just numbers, nothing else to state what they are.
     
  11. doubleboost

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    Looks like a DTI that has been modified for a specific job
     
  12. Hood

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    It is like a DTI but there is no return on the plunger, it stays where it is pushed.
    Doesn't look like it has been messed with at all even the anvil is still in the bag.
     
  13. pdg

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    Staying where it's pushed makes even more sense for a calibration rig.

    Some have a secondary telltale type needle/pointer, that one you turn the wrench until it clicks (or read the wrench dial) and then you can release the tension and comfortably read the rig display.
     
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  14. scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    It's a 0-200 scale not 0-180 so still looks like it's measuring thousands of an inch
     
  15. Hood

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    Yes, noticed that after I looked again, seems weird there are no units on it. Will have to measure today and see if the movement corresponds.
     
  16. scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    Yeh. The red numbers are also a mystery
     
  17. Hood

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    Yes, certainly not mm if the black ones are inch.
    Clearer pic of the dial below.
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  18. Hood

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    Just measured, the 200 is equal to 40 thou, so not in inches.
     
  19. bigegg

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    There's almost 8 in lbs to nm?

    So *could be dual units with red being nm, black in lb f ?

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    No.
    120nm is only 13.56 in lbs f
    The dial shows it as 15...
     
  20. Hood

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    40 and 5, 80 and 10, 160 and 20 etc are all showing the same lines on the gauge so it seems exactly 8x the red value for the black. So far I have not found torque values that equate to that, then again haven't tried too hard :D
     
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