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Tornado Digital Torque Tester

The Tornado is an extremely versatile instrument for manually measuring low-level torques up to 10 N.m. It provides practical operation, combined with advanced features for easy and accurate testing of clockwise and counter-clockwise torques .


The Tornado offers enhanced test functions including; 

  • Tamper-evident closure testing characterising both release/removal torque and tamper-evident ‘bridge’ torque
  • Audible and visual pass/fail alarms
  • On-board memory capable of storing up to 500 readings
  • Interface to printer or PC
Key Benefits
  • Four capacities: 1.5 N.m, 3 N.m, 6 N.m & 10 N.m
  • Compact, lightweight and easily portable
  • Mains or battery-powered
  • RS232 output for easy export of results
  • Integrated drip tray captures spillage for easier cleaning
  • Multiple measurement units: mN.m, N.m, lbf.in, ozf.in, kgf.cm, etc
  • Compatible with VectorPro™ Lite data acquisition software
  • On-site calibration available - visit Support & Services for more details
Technical Specifications
  • Clockwise and counter-clockwise measurement
  • Capacities: 1.5, 3, 6 & 10 N.m (13, 26, 50 & 90 lbf.in)
  • Container diameter - 1.5 & 3 N.m models from 10 to 78 mm (0.4" - 3.1")
  • Container diameter - 6 - 10 N.m models from 10 to 190 mm (0.4" - 7.5")
  • Load accuracy is ±0.5% of full scale
  • 5000 Hz sampling rate

If consistent test speed and reproducibility are a priority, have a look at our Motorised Torque Test Systems.

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Closure holders

Avoids distortion of the closure on gripping


Enables smaller samples to be securely held in position

Saddle plate

Provides a stable base on which to mount awkwardly shaped samples

toledo printer    

Mettler Toledo RS-P26/01 Printer

Print force and torque test results






Unique Applications

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