Acurex Sea Trials Meter Provides User With Complete Versatility
Acurex Corporation/Autodata Division, Mountain View, Calif., is a manufacturer of measurement and test equipment for surface and undersea ships of the U.S. Navy and other navies around the world. The Acurex Model 1605A Universal Sea Trials Meter for the first time combines the proven Acurex (torque) Deflection Sensor P/N 10021, with lightweight clamp rings, and the new Model 1645A Field Adjustable Readout Electronics. This combination provides the user with the complete versatility of being able to use the same electronics and sensor for any ship with the significant benefit of last minute scale factor adjustment onsite and the capability of fully checking those adjustments at any time without stopping the shaft.
The sensor is calibrated for a range of deflection which, coupled with the switchable calibration features of the receiver (DEMOD) card allows the user to set up the Sea Trials Meter for any torque or power level on any ship. Torque and horsepower scaling adjustment controls, accessible from the front, allow display scaling at any time, even while underway.
Ships power, shaft parameters and clamp ring dimensional parameters establish the sensor deflection under operating conditions. The ratio of operating deflection and sensor calibration is set into the readout using a voltmeter and screwdriver at the front panel. Display scaling is also set with a screwdriver and these scaling factors can be checked at any time.
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