Torque data collectors for all applications 13 May 2019

The TorqueStar data collector, first launched in 1992, has been used in hundreds of applications worldwide, including assembly tool auditing and fastener tightening validation. It is utilised throughout the manufacturing world, as well as in quality and auditing departments across some of the world’s biggest industries.

The new TorqueStar series includes the Lite, Plus, and Pro, and delivers a solution to fit all budgets and applications with updated technology and expanded features to offer superior torque measurement performance.

The TorqueStar Lite is a new basic torque data collector and indicator performing simple measurements of torque in track, peak, click and pulse modes. The Lite is ideal for users who want a quick and straightforward ‘plug and play’ data collector with high precision results.

Additionally, the TorqueStar Plus, incorporating a full colour, backlit screen, is a mid-range torque data collector with additional features including force, audit modes and the display of real time measurement data. With an icon-based navigation system, the Plus has an extensive range of features and statistics allowing accurate data recording and analysis for vital assembly torque records.

Lastly, the TorqueStar Pro is a premium torque data collector. It is designed with the same hardware as the Plus but provides the user with even more functionality. The Pro also has all the features of the Plus model but with additional capabilities including move on, retighten and yield, ‘Jobs’ and ‘Rounds’, advanced statistics, and torque trace graphs.

“The development and launch of the new TorqueStar series is another demonstration of Crane Electronics’ commitment to developing innovative and advanced products that meet the demands and requirements of the many industries we serve,” said Stephen Cox, sales and marketing manager at Crane Electronics Ltd.

“We know that our customers across the globe are constantly demanding higher accuracy and precision in their torque measurements as well as easier methods of recording and storing this important data. Since the launch of the very first TorqueStar, and the extremely popular TorqueStar Opta in 2003, we have continually strived to raise the standard for torque measurement and data collection. The new TorqueStar series allows us to continue that legacy.”

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450


Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

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