Precision measurement of torque, angle, load cell, and pressure is provided in the Standard MC900.It is a valuable tool for fastener enineers to study threaded fastener joint designs or they can analyze the operation of nut-runners on the plant floor and in a labratory environment.

The MC900 Transient Recorder Analyzer is an indispensible tool for the fastener engineer, boasting the most diverse capabilities of any other transient recorder on the market.

Why?

The MC900's precise measurements of torque, angle, force, and linear displacement - along with its portable and sturdy design - make it perfect for analyzing threaded fastener joint designs and nut-runner operations. Its highly appealing, user-friendly MC911 software allows ease and flexibility in gathering and analyzing data. The MC900 is offered in portable and desktop versions, allowing it to be used in industrial or laboratory settings. With USB connections, the MC900 will be compatible with computers for years to come.

How?

The MC900 is capable of measuring all of the following:
• Input Torque
• Thread Torque
• Under-Head Torque
• Clamp Load
• Distance
• Coefficient of Friction
• Tension (Ultrasonic Edition)
• Stretch (Ultrasonic Edition)
• Angle
• RPM
• Fracture breaking
• Yield point
• Load Relaxation

What makes the MC900 so capable?

An impressive combination of powerful hardware and the usability of Microsoft Windows make it a snap to setup, capture, view, store and examine data on your fasteners.

The Portable MC900 offers a sleek and convenient design, built into an aluminum suitcase with dimensions of 14" x 18" x 6". The unit is equipped with a new laptop with all pre-installed MC911 software. The portable aspect of the unit makes it easy to adapt to both laboratory and field settings.

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MicroControl Inc.
1307 Souter Blvd.
Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248.588.0100
Fax: 248.588.0124

MC900 Hardware Features

• Includes a Laptop PC
• 4 Strain gage input channels
     o Separate selectable excitation voltage on each channel
     o 2 internal and 2 external shunt cal resistors
     o Measurement and display of strain gage sensors in mV/V
     o Programmable hardware low pass filters on each channel
     o Automatic software controlled gain and offset adjustments
     o Bendix connectors for power and signal on each channel
     o Banana Jack connector for external shunt cal resistor
• 4 High-level analog input channels
     o Signal Generator on each channel for automatic calibration
     o Programmable hardware low pass filters on each channel
     o Automatic software controlled gain and offset adjustments
     o BNC connector
• 4 Quadrature encoded input channels (angle or displacement)
     o Software selectable resolution on each channel
     o Provides degrees and direction of rotation
     o High noise immunity Schmitt trigger inputs
     o +5 volt supply provided for encoders
     o Range of ± 2 billion counts in CW and CCW direction
     o Bendix connector
• 4 Digital input and 4 digital output
     o Digital output available for Nutrunner shutoff control
     o Digital input is used for external triggering and time sequencing
     o DB 15 connector
• Power input: 110-230 VAC
• PC Connection: USB 1.0
• Physical Characteristics:
     o Weight: 18 lbs.
     o Dimensions: 13" x 18" x 6"

MC911 Software Features

• 32-bit Windows-based software
• Up to 4 individual graphs on each tabbed graph
• Unlimited number of sample files to overlay
• Statistical analysis of the picked points up to 10000 files
• Automatic or manual calibration
• Saving and retrieving of individual calibration files
• Real time graphs or large alphanumeric display
• Time-based or angle-based data collection
• Zoom and panning capability on graphs
• Lines, slopes, delta, drive-strip, yield detection on any graph
• Navigational keys for instantaneous viewing of data files
• I/O control for shutoff boxes
• Automatic RPM computation on any angle channel
• Cross plotting of torque, tension, angle or RPM
• Easy setup for each graph
• Easy setup menus for calibration, graph, and statistical analysis
• Friction Analysis software (DIN946)
• Export data or statistics as text files

Contact Us            

MicroControl Inc.
1307 Souter Blvd.
Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248.588.0100
Fax: 248.588.0124

MC900 Standard Specs

• Weight: 18 lbs
• Resolution: 0.1 nano seconds
• Dimensions: 13” x 18” x 6”
• Accuracy of Elongation: 0.1 Micron
• Power Input: 110-230 VAC
• Connection to PC: USB

Contact Us            

MicroControl Inc.
1307 Souter Blvd.
Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248.588.0100
Fax: 248.588.0124

ULTRASONIC MC900

The Ultrasonic version adds an exciting new feature to the Portable and Desktop MC900. Improving technology originally developed by NASA, the Ultrasonic MC900 can precisely determine the clamp load in an actual joint, either dynamically (while tightening) or statically (pre-load), with the addition of four ultrasonic and temperature channels.

With the addition of these channels, it is possible for the Ultrasonic MC900 to monitor and record four bolts simultaneously, using compact and easy-to-install sensors (UTensor). By attaching the torque/angle transducers and load cells to the MC900, data for torque, angle, RPM and clamp load can be both collected and analyzed at the same time. Combined with the specialized MC911 software, a fastener engineer can view the relationship of all the parameters in a single unit. Moreover, the ultrasonic and temperature channels make it possible to monitor load loss and distribution of load after fastening a part.

The Ultrasonic MC900 is offered as an option for Portable and Desktop MC900.

Ultrasonic Features

• Simultaneous ultrasonic measurement from 4 channels
• Measurement of load, torque, angle of rotation and RPM while tightening the bolt
• Each channel can be programmed as pitch-catch, pulse-echo, and multiple echo
• Multiple echo can be used for shorter bolts to increase resolution
• Pitch-catch can be used for long or bending bolts
• Reference echo for each bolt is saved on the hard disk
• The reference echo is displayed in conjunction with current echo so the detection point
   (zero crossing) can be visually verified
• Automatic or manual calibration with a known load (tensile machine or a load cell) vs. "time of flight," can be averaged from a sample set to produce a master calibration curve
• Load can be determined in linear or nonlinear (yielded) states of loaded bolt
• Calibration of temperature variation vs. elongation utilizing optional magnetic temperature sensor
• PC laptop included – no need to transfer the data to another machine
• All analysis and plots can be generated in the same unit
• compatible with all magnetic or "glue-on" transducers (UTensor I, II or III)
• Programmable pulser voltage (5 to 90 volts)
• Square wave pulser
• Automatic gain control on each channel.
• Zero-load acoustic signatures on every fastener measured and stored in PC’s memory.
• Dual sensor (longitudinal and shear wave) measurement capability for load measurement
   when bolt is yielded
• Optimization of fastener strength selection, reducing need to over-design
• Size, weight and cost reductions from fewer, smaller, lighter fasteners
• Verifying loads in joints tightened with conventional methods in production
• Verification of tightening to yield, amount into yield, correct heat treatment, etc.
• Monitoring of critical or high failure applications
• And much more ...

Contact Us            

MicroControl Inc.
1307 Souter Blvd.
Troy, MI 48083

Phone: 248.588.0100
Fax: 248.588.0124