The LowStir unit is capable of measuring:
Down force (Fz) to 50 kN
Lateral force (Fxy) to 25 kN
Torque (Mz) to 100 Nm
Temperature of the internal electronics (to warn of overheating)
Optionally, the temperature of any moving part.
The unit will run at rotation speeds of up to 3000 rpm.
The data log rate is software selectable from 1 to 100 Hz.
2) Inbuilt battery. When fully charged, the LowStir unit's
inbuilt battery has a battery life of approximately 10 hours. The
unit is supplied with a battery charger, which can recharge this
battery from the mains. The charger automatically deactivates when
the charge is full, so the unit can be safely left to recharge
3) Jack plug switch. The unit is also supplied with a jack
plug switch which can be inserted to completely disable the unit and
store any remaining charge.
4) Set of tool assemblies. A typical assembly comprises a low wear
shank and a replaceable tool (probe). If you order one tool type
there will be one shank and ten probes supplied. If you order two
different types of tool then there will be two shanks (one for each
material to be welded) and five probes supplied for each of the two
5) Taper. As
mentioned above, the system includes a ISO taper or equivalent
specific to the milling machine to which the LowStir is to be
attached. The size and type of taper required must be detailed in
advance, and ordering the incorrect taper will make it impossible to
fit the LowStir unit.
6) Software for monitoring and recording various parameters of the
weld. Note that the software is supplied uninstalled and
uncalibrated. We strongly recommend the
optional laptop package, as this is supplied with the
software and Bluetooth connection fully set-up and
calibrated. See Optional Extras below for more details.