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Torque measurement on a ball and socket joint

Discussion in 'Other Quality and Business Related Topics' started by stephsgee, Sep 14, 2017.

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    stephsgee New Member

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    I am trying to figure out a way to measure the torque on a ball and socket joint. The ball and socket joint in this case does not necessarily need to be friction-less which is why I am looking for a quantitative way to measure this value.

    The issue that I am running into is that the torque is being applied around 2 axes rather than just 1, so traditional torque measuring tools would not work.
     
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    Are you checking it in one axis and then again in a second axis? Or is the movement actually lie in a plane that is tilted in respect to your coordinate system? Or is it a complex nonlinear motion?
     
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    The movement is like making a cone. There is a fixed point at the bottom and the rod is tilted. The top of the rod can then move in a circular motion.
     
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    Can you make an attachment that can be driven from the axis of the cone?
     
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