Torque Feedback Device
Cost Effective High Quality Tactile Interface
Description
The new Torque Feedback Device (TFD) provides a
variable torque output, in proportion to a DC input,
for steering and other by-wire applications. This innovative design offers a cost effective, high quality
user interface by applying state-of-the-art friction
materials and a patent pending electromagnetic
actuation system.
Incorporated into the TFD are two redundant sensors for fail-safe shaft feedback. Several standard
product configurations are offered with torques
ranging from 2.5 to 20Nm, and the TFD's modular
design makes it easily adaptable to specific application requirements.
Features
•Integrated design combines both tactile and
position/velocity feedback with a steering wheel
interface in one mechanical package.
2008
GOLDEN
MOUSETRAP
Winner
•Modular design allows the product to be easily
scaled to specific application requirements.
•Repeatable operation over a wide range of
operating conditions and product life.
•Assembly and all components meet EU Directive
2002/95/EC (RoHS).
•Designed for use in EN1175 and IEC61508
compliant systems.
Typical Steer-By-Wire Applications
• Electric vehicles including:
- Lift trucks
- Golf carts
- Pallet trucks
- Floor sweepers
- Cleaning equipment
• Turf & garden equipment
(professional lawnmowers)
•Compact design offers high torque densities and
energy efficient operation.
• Industrial & recreational marine/boats
•Continuously variable torque output for high
quality operator interface or "feel".
• Construction equipment
•Redundant sensors for safety and field
serviceability.
For Immediate assistance
E-mail: geoff.rondeau@thomsonlinear.com
Tel. North America: +1 716 531-7110
www.thomsonlinear.com
• Military/aerospace
Torque Feedback Device
TFD-30
Dimensions & Specifications
4.48
(114)
Ø4.000
(101.60)
1.66
(42)
4X Ø .201 (5.11)
THRU ALL @ 90°
Ø.750
(19.05)
Ø3.500
(88.90)
4.0
(102.24)
2.83
(72)
12 in MIN
(300mm)
#26 AWG PVC,
10 Conductor
.200
(5.08)
.050
(1.27)
Ø3.25
(83)
M8 X 1.25
.63
Ø.1.750
(44.45)
TFD30 Model Shown
Dimensions (mm)
Model
Static Torque
Resistance
Ohms @ 20°C
nom
Power Watts
Speed*
lb-in (Nm)
Coil Voltage*
VDC
TFD-30 025
22 (2.5)
12
3.6
40
300/120
35 X 10-3
3.5 (1.59)
24
12.5
46
300/120
35 X 10 3.5 (1.59)
36
32.6
40
300/120
35 X 10-3
3.5 (1.59)
48
55.0
42
300/120
35 X 10 3.5 (1.59)
TFD-30 050
12
3.6
40
300/120
62 X 10-3
3.5 (1.59)
24
12.5
46
300/120
62 X 10 3.5 (1.59)
36
32.6
40
300/120
62 X 10-3
3.5 (1.59)
48
55.0
42
300/120
62 X 10 3.5 (1.59)
44 (5.0)
PERFORMANCE
Rotor
Inertia
RPM
max
Weight
lb-in-sec2
-3
-3
-3
-3
lb (kg)
(-) denotes metric equivalents. Specifications subject to change without notice.
*Intermittent/Continuous
% Rated
Torque
% Rated
Current
2%
0%
25%
28%
50%
47%
75%
65%
100%
88%
Torque Feedback Device
TFD-40
Dimensions & Specifications
4X Ø.327 (8.30) +.004
-.001 THRU ALL
Ø5.000
(127)
Ø4.454
(113.13)
Ø.750
(19.05)
.200
(5.08)
.050
(1.27)
5.8
(148)
2.70
(68.6)
12 in MIN
(300mm)
#26 AWG PVC,
10 Conductor
Ø4.20
(106.7)
Ø1.750
(44.45)
M8X 1.25
TFD40 Model Shown
1.96
(49.9)
Dimensions (mm)
PERFORMANCE
Model
Static Torque
Resistance
Ohms @ 20°C
nom
Power Watts
Speed*
lb-in (Nm)
Coil Voltage*
VDC
TFD-40 050
44 (5.0)
12
3.5
42
300/120
76 X 10-3
6.2 (2.8)
24
11.0
51
300/120
76 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
36
22.7
57
300/120
76 X 10-3
6.2 (2.8)
48
35.5
65
300/120
76 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
TFD-40 090
12
3.5
42
300/120
10 X 10-2
6.2 (2.8)
24
11.0
51
300/120
10 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
36
22.7
57
300/120
10 X 10-2
6.2 (2.8)
48
35.5
65
300/120
10 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
TFD-40 120
12
3.5
42
300/120
13 X 10-2
6.2 (2.8)
24
11.0
51
300/120
13 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
36
22.7
57
300/120
13 X 10-2
6.2 (2.8)
48
35.5
65
300/120
13 X 10 6.2 (2.8)
80 (9.0)
106 (12.0)
Rotor
Inertia
RPM
max
Weight
lb-in-sec2
-3
-3
-2
-2
-2
-2
lb (kg)
(-) denotes metric equivalents. Specifications subject to change without notice.
*Intermittent/Continuous
% Rated
Torque
% Rated
Current
2%
0%
25%
28%
50%
47%
75%
65%
100%
88%
Torque Feedback Device
How to order
Series
TFD = Torque Feedback Device
TFD - 30 - 025 - 12 - 01 - 001
Coil Voltage
12 = 12VDC
24 = 24VDC
36 = 36VDC
48 = 48VDC
Frame Size*
30 = 3.25 (83)
40 = 4.20 (106.7)
Custom
Mechanical
001 = Standard
XXX = Custom
*Case diameter
Rated Torque**
025 = 2.5 (Nm)
050 = 5.0 (Nm)
090 = 9.0 (Nm)
120 = 12.0 (Nm)
Encoder
01 = Magnetic Encoder
02 = Optical Encoder
03 = Custom Encoder
For immediate assistance
Thomson
45 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst, NY 14228 USA
Phone : 1-716-531-7110 Fax : 1-716-91-9196
E-mail : geoff.rondeau@thomsonlinear.com
Sweden
Thomson
Box 9053, 291 09 Kristianstad, Sweden
Phone : +46 (0) 44-24 67 00 Fax : +46 (0) 44-24 40 85
E-mail : sales.scandinavia@thomsonlinear.com
USA, Canada and Mexico
Thomson Customer Service
203A West Rock Road, Radford, VA 24141 USA
Phone : 1-540-633-3549 Fax : 1-540-633-0294
E-mail : thomson@thomsonlinear.com
Literature: literature.thomsonlinear.com
United Kingdom
Thomson
Chartmoor Road, Chartwell Business Park
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4WG; United Kingdom
Phone : +44 (0)1525 243 243 Fax : +44 (0)1525 243 244
E-mail : sales.uk@thomsonlinear.com
France
Thomson
C.P 80018, 12, Rue Antoine Becquerel – Z.I. Sud
72026 Le Mans Cedex 2, France
Phone: +33 (0) 243 50 03 30 Fax : +33 (0) 243 50 03 39
E-mail : sales.france@thomsonlinear.com
Asia Pacific
Thomson
Unit A, 16 Floor, 169 Electric Road, Manulife Tower,
North Point, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2503 6581 Fax: +852 2571 8585
E-mail: victor.lim@danahermotion.com
Germany
Thomson
Nuertinger Strasse 70, 72649 Wolfschlugen, Germany
Phone : +49 (0) 7022 504 0 Fax : +49 (0) 7022 504 405
E-Mail : sales.wolfschlugen@thomsonlinear.com
China
Thomson
Rm 2206, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomen Wai Street
Beijing, China, 100004
Phone: +86 10 65120195 Fax : +86 10 65150506
E-mail : tm.sales@danaher.com
Italy
Thomson
Largo Brughetti, 20030 Bovisio Masciago, Italy
Phone: +39 0362 594260 Fax : +39 0362 594263
E-mail : info@danahermotion.it
Spain
Thomson
Rbla Badal, 29-31 7th, 1st, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 9329 80278 Fax : +34 (0) 9329 80278
E-mail : josep.estaran@thomsonlinear.com
www.thomsonlinear.com
India
Thomson
Unit No. 2, SDF 1 SeepzAnderi, Mumbai 400 096, India
Phone: +91 22 28294058 Fax: +91 22 28394036
E-mail: girish.mahajani@danahermotion.com
Japan
Thomson
2F, Tokyu Reit Hatchobori Bldg,
2-7-1 Hatchobori Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032 Japan
Phone: +81-3-6222-1051 Fax : +81-3-6222-1055
E-mail : info@danahermotion.co.jp
200809-01 XXX Printer #M GH 10/3/2008
Specifications are subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the product user to determine the suitability
of this product for a specific application. All trademarks property of their respective owners.
© Thomson Industries, Inc. 2010
** Rated Torque availability
2.5 (Nm) - TFD30 only
5.0 (Nm) - TFD30 & TFD40
9.0 (Nm) - TFD40 only
12.0 (Nm) - TFD40 only