NCTE FAQ

Is it possible to customize the accuracy of a NCTE sensor?
Yes it is. In general all options of NCTE Sensors can be customized.

What about the prices of customized sensors compared to the standard sensors?
It is not possible to answer that question in general. This is a point has to be proven by NCTE.

How long does it take to receive a customized torque sensor?
It is not possible to answer that question in general. This is a point has to be proven by NCTE.

Is the connection wire/cable free?
The prices of each NCTE Sensor series 2000, 2300, 3000, 4000, 5000, 7000 and 7500 the 5 m cable and calibration certificate included.

Do I have to use NCTE software to output data?
No, but if you choose a sensor with USB the software is included in the price of the sensor. So you can use it via Plug & Play with your computer.

Can I output my data directly?
Yes, please check your output signal. Basically all available read out systems are offering a voltage connection.

How does NCTE measure torque?
NCTE uses the so-called “inverse magnetostrictive effect”: When a force acts on a magnetically encoded component, the magnetic field surrounding it changes. These magnetic field changes are detected by sensors, enabling highly precise real-time determination of the acting forces.
This effect is very stable, permanent, reproducible, and strictly linear, thus making it ideal for rugged, long-life sensor solutions and for series production.

What does non-contact mean?
NCTE sensors are able to measure torque at the magnetostrictive field of the shaft. This means the NCTE measuring unit does not need any kind of contact to the shaft. Of course our standardized sensors are offered with bearings between the sensors housing and shaft. But if a customer ask for a 100 % contact free solution we can also provide this option.
One of the biggest advantages of our technique is, as NCTE can measure contact free we are not limited by speed and rotation.

What does bidirectional measuring mean?
Bidirectional measuring simply means that NCTE sensors are able to measure positive and negative torque.

CAN-Bus: What sort of Can-profile do you support? Is it CANopen?
Yes it is CANopen and it comes with a resolution of five numbers. So in case of a 10 Nm sensor you will have three decimals. In case of an 1.000 Nm sensor you will have one decimal.