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Vortex torque testing system

Computer-controlled Torque Test Systems

Use the Vortex-i for unlimited testing and analysis capability

Optimised for measuring static and rotary torque up to 10 N.m, the versatile Vortex-i is ideal for running sophisticated routines for more demanding product and material tests. With our top-of-the-range Vortex-i systems you gain full programmable control and comprehensive evaluation tools for performing a vast array of torque tests.

Use the Helixa for high precision torque testing

The Helixa is designed for very exacting torque measurement, down to just a few mN.m. It is ideally suited for delicate or finely engineered products and assemblies, as found in the cosmetics, jewellery, electronics, pharmaceutical and medical industries. See Precision Torque Testers.

Emperor™ software enables you to:
  • build your own test program
  • gain accurate test data
  • evaluate results in-depth
  • create test reports.


Vortex-i systems are used in conjunction with our comprehensive range of intelligent torque cells (ITCs), which provide automatic recognition of I.D. and calibration data and are easily interchangeable to suit the load you wish to measure. Excellent resolution and outstanding accuracy come as standard.


Emperor™ Software

Emperor's flexible programming structure gives you the freedom to design and customise tests to suit your specific requirements. With almost limitless capabilities, you can trust this software will provide detailed information about your tests, enabling you to evaluate your product's performance throughout its life-cycle.

Increase Test Productivity with our Automated Test Systems




If you require test automation we have a solution for you. Designed to eliminate operator error, improve test consistency and reduce costs in time and labour, our torque test systems are combined with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and customised material handling equipment to create automated bottle closure tester tailored to suit your specific test application.

  • Versatile, adjustable mounting tables

    Versatile, adjustable mounting tables

  • Top-loading capability for CRC tests

    Top-loading capability for CRC tests

  • Computer control of all test parameters

    Computer control of all test parameters

  • 4
    Rotary switch test
  • 5
    Test on watch bezel
  • 6
    Child-resistant closure test


Build Program

  • Design and tailor your test
  • Intuitive, easy-to-learn user interface
  • Toolbars simplify test management
  • Create pass/fail criteria
  • Automatically detects parameters e.g. peak load, average load, etc
  • Contains a library of typical test procedures e.g. Run to torque, angle, break or time



View Test Data

  • See the test data appear 'live' in graphical format
  • Customise views to suit how you wish to see the data
  • Test replay facility to help identify critical points
  • Simple print function provides an instant record
  • Comprehensive Help system only a click away

Evaluate Test Data

  • User-definable calculations
  • Colour-coded results for easy pass/fail analysis
  • Highlight and note points of interest
  • Use the zoom tool to precisely pinpoint important areas
  • Archive and export data to your own software (e.g. Excel®, SPC package, etc)

Generate Test Report

  • Use Emperor's summary report tool for a pdf format
  • Customise your own report using 'auto-export to Excel' function
  • Maintain detailed records of previous tests



Technical Specifications
  • Maximum load of 10N.m
  • Intelligent Torque Loadcell capacities: 0.3N.m, 1.5N.m, 3N.m, 6N.m, 10N.m (2.7lbf.in, 13lbf.in, 26lbf.in, 52lbf.in, 90 lbf.in)
  • Maximum sample height of 448mm (17.6") *
  • Width between columns 280 mm (11")
  • Capacity of upper mounting table from 10 to 78mm (0.39 - 3.07")
  • Capacity of lower mounting table from 10 to 190 mm (0.39 - 7.5")
  • Load accuracy is ±0.5% of full scale
  • Load resolution is 1:6500
  • Speed range of 0.1 - 20 revs/min (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Maximum displacement of 2440 revs
  • 5kg top loading capability
  • Weight 19.5kg (43lb)

* measured with upper and lower mounting tables fitted

Optional Equipment

Dust Covers

Protect your test stand in dirty and dusty environments with our durable dust covers, featuring Velcro strips for quick fitting and removal

Click here to find out more



Torque testing relies on precise alignment for accurate measurement, for which Mecmesin has a range of versatile standard grips and fixtures. Many applications, however, are difficult to grip or require a matched mandrel, and require a custom grip solution. Mecmesin engineers have a wealth of experience and expertise to meet your specific needs.

For monitoring the calibration accuracy of torque cells, we also have a range of torque reference (‘gold’) bottles.