Older Torqo units, such as the 1502 and 1590, have been in the field for several years and have a fantastic track record. Built with quality, these robust units have served their purpose very well helping to develop Torqo’s reputation as a reliable, well-built cap torque analyzer.
As these models were designed several years ago, many of their primary components are approaching obsolescence. You may be tempted to retrofit your existing machine, but before you do, consider the evolution of the Torqo unit and how it has continued to incorporate the latest advances in technology into its new units.
Design innovation has been taken into account to improve the mechanics of measuring torque and thus reducing the unit’s footprint. Further, the shaft beneath the clamping device is fitted through two bearings. Those bearings are housed in an aluminum billet housings rather than the alternative stamped and formed sheet metal. The billet is a more robust design. The bore holes in the milled out billet will not become oblong from the shaft movement within the alternative sheet metal housing.
Also, basic design of the touch screen controls have been elevated which protects them from excessive moisture that may occur from spilled liquids and supports easier clean-up in that event.
Further, the Torqo II remains with one electrical source and does not need two motor drive boards in the head, which has been known to be problematic.
The Torqo II is also fitted with a RS232, USB output but also includes a proper Ethernet port. This supports data logging, historical data collection and Excel spreadsheet output.
As you can see the Torqo II has evolved from the 1502 and 1590 in to a more advanced version and is not based on obsolete technology and controls. If you are concerned about purchasing the latest technology, then the Torqo II is the model for you as it provides more value moving forward.
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