OPERATOR`S MANUAL T-BOX XL™

OPERATOR`S MANUAL T-BOX XL™
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
T-BOX XL™
FOR USE WITH T-BOX XL™ FITTED WITH (VERSION 2.2.0.X)
SOFTWARE
Part Number 34396 | Issue 4 | Original Instructions (English)
CONTENTS
Introduction
3
Software Compatibility
4
Features and Functions
4
Quick Start
5
Before Use
Preparation
Setup for Use
6
6
8
Measure
Preparation
Transducer
Tool
Work ID
Target
Units
Zero Display
Mode
Take Results (Calibrate)
Data Logging
Save Results
View / Delete Results
Mains / Battery
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9
9
10
10
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11
12
12
14
15
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Setup
Target
Tool Templates
My Tools
Non-Smart Transducer Setup
USB In/Out
Instrument Setup
Language
Modes Setup
Sleep After
Password
Date & Time
Angle Display
Units
Serial Port
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20
20
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24
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25
25
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Specification – General
27
Specification - Transducer Interface
Smart Transducers
Non-Smart Transducers
Pin Connections
Connector Type
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28
28
28
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Specification - Ancillaries
Pin Connections
External Print / Reset Input
Limit Outputs
Tool Stop Output
Analogue Output
External Snug Trigger Input
Connector Type
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29
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29
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30
30
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Specification - Serial Port
When is Data Sent?
What Data is Sent?
Serial Port Options
Pin Connections
Data Output Example
Connector Type
Connecting Lead
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31
31
31
31
31
31
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Specification – USB
32
Specification – Modes
Track
1st Peak
Peak
Extra Features
Pulse
Pulse Tool Joint Verification
Pulse Mode Custom Setting
Graph
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34
35
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Specification – Targets
37
Specification – Hand Torque Tool Classification
38
Maintenance
T-Box XL™ Calibration
Transducer Calibration
Battery Replacement
Repair
Cleaning
Product Disposal
Battery Disposal
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Trouble Shooting
41
Glossary of Terms
42
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INTRODUCTION
The T-Box XL™ is a hand held torque measuring instrument with a user friendly colour touch screen
interface. Both hand and powered torque tools can be measured, calibrated or viewed in graph mode. The
comprehensive instrument functions in 12 languages, all common torque units, pre-loaded Tool calibration
templates and has a large measurement memory for storage of test results. T-Box XL™ features a USB
interface to the Torque Data Management System (TDMS) software for data archiving of Test, Calibration
and Graphical results on a PC.
Part numbers covered by this manual (43258 T-Box XL™).
Parts Included
Part Number
Quantity
T-Box XL™ Instrument.
43258
1
T-Box XL™ Stand.
39411.RED3001
1
25355.25
61132
34395
39705
39483
25498
38881
38882
38883
24933
39484
26775
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bolts for stand (M10 x 25).
USB flash drive (Operator’s Manual / Software).
Quick Reference Guide.
Power supply adapter.
USB lead to PC.
Neck strap screws.
Neck strap clip.
Neck strap spacer.
Neck strap.
Hex Key for neck strap.
Stylus.
Power cord.
Calibration Certificate.
T-Box XL™ carry case.
Accessories Available
T-Box XL™ to 10 way lead, for Norbar Rotary Transducers.
T-Box XL™ to 6 way lead, for Norbar Static & Annular Transducers.
T-Box XL™ to no connector (for non-Norbar transducers).
Extensive range of torque transducers.
Serial Data Lead Kit.
NOTE:
Part Number
60216.200
60217.200
60223.200
Contact Norbar
60248
The suffix after the lead part number indicates the length of the lead in cm, thus
XXXXX.200 = 2 metres. If Transducer leads are required of a non-standard length, the new
suffix must be added to the part number when ordering (to the nearest metre).
The maximum length for a single transducer lead is 7 metres.
The maximum combined length of all attached transducer leads is 8 metres.
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SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY
T-Box XL™
Software version 1.0.2.27
Software version 2.1.0.X
Software version 2.2.0.X
TDMS
2.2.3
3.2.X
3.3.X
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
• 7” WVGA Colour touch screen with clear icons for ease of use.
• Hand held with neck strap or bench mounted.
• 4 transducer inputs with ergonomic front panel selection switch.
• Automatically recognises any ‘SMART’ Norbar transducer.
Can also work with most mV/V transducers from Norbar or other manufacturers.
• 5 digit resolution for all Norbar transducers.
• Operational from internal rechargeable battery or power supply adaptor.
• Multiple Targets to indicate status of Torque & Angle results. The Targets status is shown as symbols and
background colours on the display, as well as outputs on the ancillaries connector and serial port.
• Continuous Data logging of Torque or Torque & Angle results for transfer to TDMS.
• Ability to link targets for applications that require tightening in a sequence.
• Selectable frequency response for each mode of operation.
• Password protection of all selectable features to virtually eliminate operator induced errors.
• Ancillaries connector with analogue output & GO/NO GO control for external equipment.
• Serial Port for data output to a PC or printer.
• 4MB results memory. An example of memory storage.
Item
Use (e.g. 20 readings)
Calibration
Graph (up to 10,000 samples)
Total
•
Memory Each
2KB
3KB
Up to 400KB
Example of Storage
100 Uses = 200KB
100 Calibrations = 300KB
3 graphs = 1,200KB
1,700KB (43% of memory)
Templates for all Norbar tools (Torque Wrenches, PneuTorques & EvoTorques) to enable the operator to
easily perform calibrations on their tools to the relevant ISO standard using the in-built calibration program.
In addition templates exist for all torque tools covered in ISO 6789:2003 with other tools easily added.
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Pre-programmed calibration routines to ISO6789:2003.
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Automatically guides the user through the calibration routine required for the Tool.
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2 USB ports for data transfer. Can be used with Bar code scanner, Mouse, Keyboard, Printer, Hub, etc.
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12 languages.
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8 modes for torque tool measurement: ‘Track’, ‘Click’, ‘Dial & Electronic’, ‘Stall’, ‘Screwdriver’, ‘Hydraulic’,
‘Graph’ (for visual analysis of torque profiles) and ‘Pulse’ (with a unique pulse tool algorithm to accurately
determine pulse tool torque output).
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All Peak and 1st Peak modes can be configured for either Manual or Auto Reset.
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13 Torque units. Plus custom units for measurement of load, pressure, etc.
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Time & date stamp with results.
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Displays torque only, torque & angle, torque & speed, torque & power, torque & turns and torque & rate.
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TDMS (Torque Data Management System) software included for complete data management and archiving
to a PC. Includes seamless data synchronisation. See TDMS Operator’s Manual part number 34342 for
more information.
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QUICK START
Follow flowchart to use the T-Box XL™. To just measure torque follow the RED bold path.
For more comprehensive details refer to BEFORE USE, MEASURE, SETUP and SPECIFICATION sections.
NOTE:
If Target, Tool Templates, Tools or Non-Smart Transducers do not exist, add via Setup.
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BEFORE USE
Preparation
NOTE:
If the equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
WARNING:
ALLOW THE T-BOX XL™ TO EQUALISE TO THE AMBIENT
TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY BEFORE SWITCHING ON. WIPE OFF ANY
MOISTURE BEFORE USE.
1.
For Bench Use:
a. Fix stand to bench, use M10 bolts provided. Do not tighten
above 10 N·m.
b. Mount T-Box XL™ on stand, tighten fixing screw by hand.
TIP:
2.
The T-Box XL™ will
mount on a standard
tri-pod (not supplied).
For Portable Use:
a. Connect neck strap to right & left of T-Box XL™.
b. Fix with hex key provided.
3.
4.
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Select transducer from front (TD1 is fully anti-clockwise.)
Connect up to 4 transducers to transducer
connectors TD1, TD2, TD3 & TD4.
5.
If using with a control or shut-off system; connect to ANCILLARIES connector.
6.
If using RS232 to output results; connect to Serial Output.
7.
Connect back panel USB to PC (cable included) for use with TDMS software.
TDMS software is included on the USB flash drive. To load the TDMS software onto a PC:
a. Insert USB flash drive into PC.
b. Open TDMS Operator’s Manual (Part No 34342) & follow instructions.
The TDMS software features the following:
• USB connection to Norbar T-Box XL™ instrument for fast data transfer.
• RS232 connection to other Norbar instruments such as TTT series 3.
• Data Base for archiving of data for calibration (and Use) of Torque Tools.
• Statistical Process Control (SPC) on Test results for USE of Tools.
• Setup individual (or multiple) T-Box XL’s with Tools, Tool Templates, Targets and Non-Smart
Transducers via the synchronisation options.
• Multilingual Calibration Certificate (English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Russian /
Hungarian / Norwegian / Finnish).
• Calibration certificate templates to ISO6789:2003.
• Calibration certificate templates for PneuTorques etc.
• Ability to add a Setting (i.e. p.s.i.) and setting values against Torque calibration results on a
Calibration Certificate.
• Air pressure graphs can also be saved, viewed and printed.
• Compatible with Windows® XP, 7, 8.1 & 10
8.
TIP:
The T-Box XL™ can be powered from mains or battery. It is essential to charge the internal battery for
200 minutes (3 hours & 20 minutes) for full charge. To charge the internal battery, connect the Power
supply adapter between the T-Box XL™ (9 V d.c. input) and a live a.c. supply.
If the power cord has no plug fitted, wire as follows:
BROWN-LIVE
BLUE-NEUTRAL
GREEN / YELLOW-EARTH
If in doubt consult a qualified electrician.
TIP:
Insert 9 V d.c. connector into T-Box XL™ before applying a.c. mains to ensure correct
charging.
TIP:
The T-Box XL™ can be used whilst the battery is charging.
Recharging is independent of the on/off switch. The battery can be charged continuously.
9.
Connect USB flash drive to T-Box XL™ front socket to transfer data.
The USB flash drive contains:
T-Box XL™ Operator’s Manual (Part # 34396)
TDMS software (Part # 37748)
TDMS Operator’s Manual (Part # 34342)
To access the Operator’s Manuals & TDMS software, plug USB
flash drive into your PC. Copy the Operator’s Manual to your PC
and open to view.
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Setup For Use
Turn T-Box XL™ on. The Norbar logo appears. Wait for the green progress bar at the bottom of the logo
screen.
The measure screen will then be shown.
Screen Area
NOTE:
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Action
Further Information
Date & Time.
Press to view Logo
screen.
T-Box XL™ Software Version #,
Serial # and date last calibrated
will also be shown.
Press screen to return to
Measure.
Battery / Mains condition.
Press to show current power
state.
Press screen to return to
Measure.
Choose options for
Transducer, Tool,
Work Id, Target & Mode.
See MEASURE.
Measure & save / delete
results.
See MEASURE.
SETUP:
Targets, Tool Templates,
My Tools, Transducers,
USB, Language, Modes,
Units, etc.
See SETUP.
For more information see SPECIFICATION pages.
MEASURE
Preparation
1.
Turn T-Box XL™ on.
The measure screen will be shown:
2.
Before taking measurements ensure the T-Box XL™ is prepared correctly.
The following icons are used to navigate:
Meaning
Scroll
Exit
(no change)
Exit
Icon
Transducer
Press to show / select transducer details:
For SMART transducer
details are shown.
For non-SMART Transducer
shows ”TD1 Connect transducer”.
Press to select transducer.
Add new transducer in SETUP.
NOTE:
For more information see SPECIFICATION – TRANSDUCER INTERFACE.
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Tool
Press ‘Tool’ to select the tool to be calibrated or used.
A Tool can be a Torque wrench, PneuTorque®, EvoTorque®, Torque screwdriver, etc.
Enter / select “Tool Serial #” (If not required select “No Tool”).
TIP:
If tools are bar coded, a USB bar code scanner (not supplied) can be used to enter the number.
TIP:
To help find a tool serial #, connect a USB keyboard (not supplied).
Enter the first characters to display all tool serial # with that prefix.
Select “Tool Template”, this specifies full details of the tool for calibration purposes.
Tick Option
NOTE:
Reason
Comment
Calibrate a tool.
Pre-programmed calibration sequence
for Torque Wrenches, PneuTorques,
EvoTorques, Torque screwdrivers etc.
Use a tool.
(Take torque results from a
task, application or job).
Selecting a tool serial # is important for
data management.
If tool serial # is not selected, the results
will be saved as “No Tool”.
To remove the tool PRESS & HOLD the tool area until “Tool” is shown.
Work ID
‘Work ID.’ (Work identification) is a reference to the task, application, job or operator.
Example of Work ID.
NOTE:
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Cal
Operator name.
Use
Could include a bolted flange, engine cylinder head, vehicle wheel nuts, etc.
To remove the Work Id PRESS & HOLD the Work Id area until “Work Id” is shown.
Target
NOTE:
Not required for
as target is set in the Tool Template.
Select target (if required).
If an angle transducer is used, an angle target can also be shown:
NOTE:
To remove the target PRESS & HOLD the target area until “Select Target” is shown.
Units
NOTE:
The units available for
are set in the Tool Template.
Press to select required units.
Zero Display
Ensure in TRACK mode.
Exercise the transducer in required direction of use.
Press ‘Zero’ to zero display.
TIP:
NOTE:
If the displayed reading does not zero the transducer may be overstrained.
Contact a Norbar approved distributor for further advice.
It is also possible to zero the display in other modes (e.g. CLICK mode), when the reading
is within the ‘Active from’ threshold (by default this is set to 1.8% of full-scale)
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Mode
NOTE:
The modes available for
are set in the Tool Template.
Select mode for the Tool being used.
The currently selected mode is shown with a BLUE border.
Take Results
Operate tool and measure torque on T-Box XL™.
Calibrate
The measurement point is displayed on the left of the display for an ISO6789 Tool
Template (eg: 20%, 60% & 100%). This is a % of the maximum torque value of the torque
tool (or at the nominal / set value for tools of Type II, Classes B, C, E and F).
If the measurement points have been set as torque values rather than % values in the tool
template, they will be shown as torque values rather than % values in this box.
The Target area shows the first (and subsequent) measurement targets in torque units.
Set the tool to the required value.
The results counter (bottom left) shows the number of measurements at that target.
E.g. 1/5 is result 1 of 5.
Take Results
Take results (for this example it will be 5 results at 20% of full scale).
For full details of the mode operation see SPECIFICATION – MODES.
After each result the results counter will increase by 1 (to show 2/5….3/5….4/5….5/5).
When 5 results are taken, the % area changes to the next measurement value; in this
example it will be 60%. The Target area will confirm the torque value required.
Again take the results (5 in this example).
The % area changes to the next measurement value, in this example 100%.
The Target area will confirm the torque value required.
Again take the results (5 in this example).
(To exit calibrate mode before complete, PRESS & HOLD the TOOL button until “Tool” is
shown).
TIP:
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COMPLETE will flash up in red if any tests (that are outside of the pass
limits) are done on a Tool prior to (or post to) the save button being pressed.
If the Tool template has Setting Values (e.g. for air pressure settings when calibrating
pneumatic tools) the following screen will be displayed before each set of torque readings
are taken:
Setting Values
(optional)
The Setting Value (in this example 2 P.S.I.) can either be accepted or changed to a
different value.
The Setting Values can then be added to the Certificate after synchronising to TDMS.
TIP:
The Setting Values can be changed again in TDMS if required.
At the end of the Calibration, the ‘Calibration Results’ screen will be displayed:-
Calibration
Results
The results are colour coded Green for readings which are OK (within tolerance), Blue for
readings which are LO (below tolerance) and Red for readings which are HI (above
tolerance).
Pressing the Home button exits Calibrate mode, returns to the Measure screen and
deselects the Tool.
Pressing the Cal button returns to Calibrate mode with the same Tool selected, to perform
another calibration. This is intended for As-Found followed by As-Left calibrations (and/or
Clockwise followed by Anti-Clockwise calibrations).
Pressing the Use button exits Calibrate mode and returns to the Measure screen with the
current Tool still selected.
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Data Logging
Use
Individual
results
For details of the mode operation see SPECIFICATION – MODES.
To enable Data Logging, configure the Serial Port Setup as follows:
On screen 74 - Tick “Continuous Output”.
On screen 93 – “Minimum angle change for output” = 1 (for example). In this example Torque
& Angle values are logged for every 1 degree change in the angle.
On screen 93 – Tick “Log All Serial Output”.
Select the Tool (if required), select USE.
Enter the Work Id (if required).
To use Data Logging:
Use TRACK mode for data logging control (other modes will log continuously, with no
control).
Data is automatically logged at 5 readings per second (factory default). The save button has
no effect.
Continuous
results
(Data
Logging)
For Torque transducer:
Data logging starts when the torque passes above 1.8% of transducer capacity.
Data logging stops when the torque passes below 1.8% of transducer capacity.
For Torque and Angle transducer:
If “Minimum Angle change for output = 0” – Data is logged whilst in the measurement screen.
If “Minimum Angle change for output = 5” (for example) – In this example Torque & Angle
values are logged for every 5 degree change in the angle.
NOTE:
To view large amounts of data will take many seconds (Only the last 20,000
logged results can be viewed).
To avoid this delay, transfer logging data directly from the T-Box XL™ to the USB stick by
pressing the following setup button:
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Save Results
When is a measurement saved?
Reset Type
Save Button Action
Description:
Manual reset
Press to save.
BLUE
GREEN
SAVE
Wrench setup
SAVE
Auto reset
NOTE:
Result
Saved?
√
X
√
Result Displayed
at Top of Screen?
√
√
√
The maximum number of save requests in track mode is 1 per second.
The ZERO button becomes RESET in memory modes. Press RESET to reset the memorised reading,
without the result being saved.
NOTE:
The RESET button reverts to a ZERO button in memory modes when below the Active
From threshold (1.8% of full-scale by default).
Every SAVE will add 1 to the Number of Tests counter.
Use
Number of Tests
Counter Example
Use
without Target
1
Use
with Target
1/100
CALIBRATION
1/5
Explanation
Number of Tests counter.
Press counter to reset.
Test 1 of 100
(with “# of Tests” set to 100) in
Target Setup.
The measurement number for
the measurement point, e.g. 1/5
for measurement ‘1’ of ‘5’
When a result has been saved the ‘BIN’ symbol appears:
Press ‘BIN’ to:
1.
Delete the last test result from any saved data.
2.
The last measurement will be removed from the top of the screen
3.
The Number of Tests counter will decrease by 1.
3.
The BIN symbol will disappear.
At the end of CALIBRATION or when ‘# of Tests’ complete; T-Box XL™ displays:
COMPLETE
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View / Delete Results
To view results for use, calibrations & graphs:
Select result then press:
TICK to view [Shows: Tool, Mode, Transducer and results (with LO/OK/HI if target was used)].
RED CROSS to delete (via the password if set).
The results are listed in DATE order, with the latest at the top. The action is defined as:
Type of
Results
Use
Cal
Graph
Tool Selected
(Tool Serial # shown,
e.g. 12345)
Use of 12345
Calibration of 12345
Graph of 12345
Tool not Selected
Use of No Tool
Calibration of No Tool
Graph of No Tool
If a Work Id has been specified, it will appear in brackets.
E.g. If the Work Id is “FLANGE 6” the display will show “Use of 12345 (FLANGE 6)”.
Mains / Battery
Mains or Battery
Mains.
Icon
Power State
Charging.
Full charge in
200 minutes.
Charged.
Full.
Low.
Battery.
Flat.
NOTE:
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The Battery Icon includes the remaining % charge value.
SETUP
T-Box XL™ SETUP covers: Targets, Tool Templates, My Tools, Non-Smart Transducers, USB, Language,
Modes, Sleep, Password, Time & Date, Angle Display, Units and Serial Port.
The TDMS software can also setup the Targets, Tool Templates & Transducers.
Press:
in measure to show:
Throughout SETUP and Selection, the following functions are used:
Icon
Meaning
Scroll
Add
Edit
Delete
(may be password protected)
Exit (no change)
Exit
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Target
Press
to show:
Select Target to Add, Edit or Delete.
Target Options
Comment
Name
Target name.
Description
Target description.
Target
Target torque value.
Units
Select units or press
to enter custom units.
(Custom Units allow load cells and other non-torque transducers to be used).
Upper Limit %
The % of the Target value allowed above the Target value.
Lower Limit %
The % of the Target value allowed below the Target value.
Direction
(, ,  & )
Direction Torque Target operates.
# of tests
The number of tests / measurements saved at this target.
Tool Stop
Torque value at which the STOP output on Ancillaries connector changes to logic 1.
Internal Snug
Torque Trigger
NO-TICK = Snug torque triggered from Ancillaries.
TICK = Snug torque triggered when Torque value reaches ‘Snug torque’ value in T-Box XL™.
Snug Torque
Torque value to start measuring angle.
Direction
(, ,  & )
Direction Angle Target operates.
Angle Limits?
UN-TICK = No angle limits.
TICK = Use angle limits.
Target Angle
Target angle value in degrees.
Upper Limit
The number of degrees allowed above the target.
Lower Limit
The number of degrees allowed below the target.
Next Target
Ability to link to the next target. Required for sequence tightening to different targets.
Targets can also be setup in the TDMS software.
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Tool Templates
Press
to show:
Templates exist for all Norbar tools
(Torque Wrenches, PneuTorques & EvoTorques)
in multiple torque units.
Select Tool Template to Add, Edit or Delete.
Tool Template Options
Comment
Model #
Model number of Tool.
Description
Description of Tool.
Tool Type
ISO 6789 Type I / II & Class A / B / C / D / E / F / G or Other.
Rated Capacity
Tool rated capacity.
Units
Units of Tool rated capacity.
Calibrate Across Range
UN-TICK = Calibrate at single point of measurement.
TICK = Calibrated at up to 10 points of measurement (e.g. 20%, 60%,
100%).
# of Tests
Number of Tests at each point of measurement.
Upper Limit %
The % allowed above the point of measurement (Target).
Lower Limit %
The % allowed below the point of measurement (Target).
Set Points
The % values used for the different points of measurement (Targets).
These can be entered if Tool Type = Other.
Dial / Screwdriver / Hydraulic /
Click / Stall / Pulse / Graph / All
Select mode(s) available for Tool Template.
This will stop the operator selecting the wrong mode.
Setting Values?
UN-TICK = No Setting Values required
TICK = Add Setting Values (e.g. pressure settings) to the calibration.
Setting Units
Units of Settings Values (e.g. P.S.I. or BAR)
Setting Values
Default Setting Value for each point of measurement.
These values can be edited during the calibration.
NOTE:
For more information on ISO 6789 see “SPECIFICATION - HAND TORQUE TOOL
CLASSIFICATION”. Tool Templates can also be setup in the TDMS software.
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My Tools
Press
to show:
Select Tool to Add, Edit or Delete.
My Tools Options
Serial #
Model #
Comment
Serial number of tool.
Select from models with a Tool Template.
Non-Smart Transducers Setup
NOTE:
Press
This feature is not required for Norbar SMART transducers (with suffix: .LOG, .LOGA, .IND
& .INDA).
to show:
Add / edit / delete as required.
Transducer Options
Serial #
Model #
Capacity
Units
 mV/V
 mV/V
Supports Angle
Measurement
Pulses per revolution
Comment
Serial number of Transducer.
Model number of Transducer.
Capacity of Transducer.
Select units or press
for custom units.
(Custom Units allow load cells and other non-torque transducers to be used).
Clockwise mV/V from Transducer calibration certificate.
Anti-Clockwise mV/V from Transducer calibration certificate.
UN-TICK = NO angle measurement.
TICK = Angle displayed.
Number of pulses per revolution produced by the angle Transducer.
Non-Smart Transducers can also be setup in the TDMS software.
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USB In / Out
Insert USB flash drive into front of T-Box XL™.
Message If
Not Successful
Message If Successful
Send data from USB
flash drive to
T-Box XL™.
“No USB drive”:
Wait approximately 30 seconds.
“All files transferred”.
Send data from
T-Box XL™ to USB
flash drive.
“No USB drive”:
Wait approximately 30 seconds.
“All files transferred”.
Action
NOTE:
Press
For more information see “SPECIFICATION - USB”.
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Instrument Setup
Press
to show:
Language
Press
to show:
Languages are:
English / French / German / Italian
Danish / Spanish / Dutch / Finnish
Swedish / Norwegian / Portuguese /
Russian
Select language.
Modes Setup
Press
to show:
QUICKLY PRESS icon to enable / disable (RED X) the mode:
Disable all modes that are NOT required.
(Track mode cannot be disabled).
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PRESS AND HOLD icon to setup mode:
Mode Options
(where applicable)
Comment
Filter Frequency
TICK required filter frequency.
UN-TICK all and press
to enter “other” frequency.
First Peak Sensitivity
Select LOW (10% of reading) / MEDIUM (5% of reading) / HIGH (2.5% of reading).
Auto Reset
TICK = Auto Reset (1st Peak mode – Hold time starts at 1st peak. Peak modes –
Hold time starts when the value goes below 0.5% of full scale at zero).
UN-TICK = Manual Reset.
Auto Reset Hold time
Hold time in seconds (1 to 10).
Active From
Set from 0 to 50% of transducer capacity.
Below Active From mode will ‘Track’. Above Active From mode will operate.
Used to overcome false results caused by some tools / operators at low torques.
RS232 Active From
Only applicable to Track mode.
Set from 0 to 50% of transducer capacity.
Below this setting, RS232 will be disabled in Track mode.
Set sample rate.
Only applicable to Graph mode.
Set for Multi event:
(0.2Hz to 306Hz)
Sample Rate
Set for Single event:
(2.5Hz to 306Hz)
0.2 Hz is 1 sample every 5 seconds.
306Hz is 306 samples per second.
Standard Setting/
Custom Setting
Only applicable to Pulse mode.
Set -40 to +40% for Custom Setting value.
If the Standard Setting doesn’t suit a particular pulse tool application, the Custom
Setting can be used to trim the reading closer to the verified value.
e.g. If the verified value is 15% higher than the Standard Setting readings, choose
the Custom Setting and set the value to 15%.
For guidance on verifying the joint see ‘SPECIFICATIONS – MODES – Pulse Tool
Joint Verification’
TIP:
In CLICK mode only a genuine first peak will be output or saved.
TIP:
In CLICK mode a sensitive torque wrench may give inconsistent results, to compensate:
1. Reduce FIRST PEAK SENSITIVITY to MEDIUM or LOW.
2. Increase ACTIVE FROM Threshold.
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Sleep After
Press
to show:
Enter time in minutes.
The T-Box XL™ will go to sleep if there has been no activity for the time set in ‘Sleep After’.
During sleep, none of the T-Box XL™ functions operate.
If continual operation is essential disable the sleep function.
To disable leave ‘Sleep After’ value as blank.
The Sleep function is only active on battery power.
The Sleep function will increase battery life when
the T-Box XL™ is not in use.
When the T-Box XL™ is sleeping, the front button will light.
The touch screen is inactive.
Press the front button to wake up T-Box XL™.
TIP:
Check the zero setting of the transducer on return from sleep after a warm up period.
Password
Press
to show:
The Password is inactive whilst set to ‘000000’.
Options
Press
Press & Hold
TIP:
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Password Type
Password
Advanced Password
If password is lost, contact Norbar.
Comment
Default password = 000000 (six zero’s)
No operator functions
Date & Time
Press
to show:
Select Date & Time.
Angle Display
Press
to show:
Angle Display
(Options for angle
transducer)
Display
Metric Torque Units
Imperial Torque Units
Torque
Torque only.
Torque only.
Torque & Angle
Torque & angle in ° (degrees).
Torque & angle in ° (degrees).
Torque & Speed
Torque & Speed in RPM
(Revolutions per minute).
Torque & Speed in RPM
(Revolutions per minute).
Torque & Power
Torque & Power in W (Watts).
Torque & Power in hp (horse power).
Torque & Turns
Torque & Rev (Revolutions).
Torque & Rev (Revolutions).
Torque & Rate
Torque & Rate per degree.
Torque & Rate per degree.
Units
Press
to show:
Press to enable / disable (RED X):
Disable all units which are not required.
NOTE:
These are only applicable if a Tool has NOT been selected.
It is not possible to disable all units.
Press TICK when all selections have been made.
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Serial Port
Press
to show:
Set serial port to match receiver.
Serial Port Options
Comment
Default Setting
Baud Rate
1200 / 4800 / 9600 / 19200 / 38400 / 57600 / 115200 / 230400
9600
Data Bits
7/8
8
Parity
Mark / Space / Odd / Even / None
None
Stop Bits
1 / 1.5 / 2
1
Flow Control
Hardware (CTS) / Software (X-ON/OFF) / None
None
First Character
- / +- / None
-
Line Delay
Added delay to slow data output.
0.5 seconds
Output Limits
TICK = Torque limits status (LO / OK / HI) sent before data.
UN-TICK = No limits status.
TICK
Output Units
TICK = Units sent after data.
UN-TICK = No units.
TICK
Output Date & Time
TICK = Date & Time sent after data.
UN-TICK = No Date & Time.
UN-TICK
Output Line Feed
TICK = Line Feed sent after data.
UN-TICK = No Line Feed.
UN-TICK
Continuous Output
TICK = Serial output always sending (Maximum 5 readings per
second). Use ‘Line Delay’ to regulate continuous output (use 0
for maximum output speed).
UN-TICK = Serial output sent when requested.
UN-TICK
Separator
Comma / Space / Tab
Space
Always Output Tool
Serial #
TICK = Tool Serial # output before data.
UN-TICK = Tool Serial # not output.
UN-TICK
Output Tool Serial #
when changed
TICK = When changed output Tool Serial # before data.
UN-TICK = Tool Serial # not output.
UN-TICK
Always output Work
ID
TICK = Work ID output before data.
UN-TICK = Work ID not output.
UN-TICK
Output Work ID
when changed
TICK = When changed output Work ID before data
UN-TICK = Work ID not output.
UN-TICK
Minimum Angle
change for output
Data is output for a set change in angle. (Use with angle
transducer. Use in TRACK mode. Set “Continuous Output” =
TICK. Set “Line Delay” = 0. To turn off set option to 0 (zero)).
0
Log All Serial Output
Save the Data that is output inside the T-Box XL™.
UN-TICK
TIP:
NOTE:
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Using the ‘Comma’ as the Separator will create results with ‘comma separated values’ (csv),
as often required by Microsoft® Excel.
For more details see SPECIFICATION - SERIAL PORT.
SPECIFICATION - GENERAL
Input Voltage
@0.5 mV
@1.0 mV
@2.0 to 18.9 mV
Equivalent Torque
5% of capacity
10% of capacity
20% to 120% of capacity
Accuracy
±0.1% of reading
±0.05% of reading
±0.05% of reading
Calibration Uncertainty*
±0.13%
±0.08%
±0.06%
*Using a coverage factor of k=2, to give a confidence level of approximately 95%.
Resolution:
5 active digits for all Norbar transducers.
Display:
7” WVGA TFT colour display with touch screen.
With update rate of three times per second (3Hz).
Torque Unit Conversions:
To ‘BS 350:2004 Conversion factors for units’.
Zero Suppression:
None
Date / Time:
Date format DD/MM/YY. Time format HH:MM:SS (24 Hour clock).
Time/Date Compliance:
To year 2099
Units of Measurement:
See MEASURE / Select Units (Custom Units also available).
Frequency Response:
8th Order Butterworth low pass filter with a –3dB point settable
from 100 to 2500 Hz.
Angle Display:
Channel A & B quadrature inputs give 4 unique logic states per pulse.
Angle display shown to 2 decimal places as examples:
Transducer Pulses Transducer Pulses Quadrature Logic
per Revolution
per Degree
States per Degree
360
1
0.25
720
2
0.125
1440
4
0.0625
NOTE:
T-Box XL™
Resolution
0.25
0.13
0.06
Maximum Angle 21,000,000 degrees.
Operating Temperature Range:
+5°C to +40°C.
Storage Temperature Range:
-20°C to +70°C.
Maximum Operating Humidity:
85% Relative Humidity @30°C.
Power Supply Adapter:
100 to 240 V a.c. at 50-60 Hz input.
9V, 3.33A d.c. output (centre positive).
Charge Time:
3 hours and 20 minutes.
Discharge Time:
up to 3 hours continuous or 5 hours with sleep mode used 50%.
Power Consumption:
30 W - maximum.
Power Cable:
2 metres (6 ft 6 ins) long minimum.
Power Plug Fuse (if fitted):
2 Amp.
Battery Pack:
2500 mAh, 6.0 volt NiMH (Nickel metal Hydride).
Coin Cell:
Renata 190 mAh (CR2032FH).
Weight (T-Box XL™ only):
1.9 Kg (4.2 lb).
Dimensions:
162 mm high x 205 mm wide x 60 mm deep.
Case Materials / Finish:
Rigid polyurethane with fine texture acrylic paint finish.
Environment :
Indoor use within a light industrial environment.
Electromagnetic Compatibility:
(EMC) Directive
In conformance with EN 61326:2013
Low Voltage Directive:
In conformance with EN 61010-1:2010.
To environmental conditions Pollution Degree 2 & Installation Category
(Over voltage Category) II.
NOTE:
Due to continuous improvement all specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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SPECIFICATION – TRANSDUCER INTERFACE
The 4 transducer connectors are designed for use with most four wire bridge strain gauge type transducers.
All 4 transducer inputs can measure Norbar torque & angle transducers.
Smart Transducers
Norbar ‘SMART’ transducers store the calibration data; they are available in 4 types:
Suffix
XXXXX.IND
XXXXX.INDA
XXXXX.LOG
XXXXX.LOGA
‘SMART’ Transducer Description
Integral Angle
mV/V Figure
Calibration
Encoder?
Supplied
No
mV/V
Yes
Yes
mV/V
Yes
With a T-Box XL™
No
Yes
in torque units
With a T-Box XL™
Yes
Yes
in torque units
For additional accuracy SMART transducers can be factory programmed with a second degree polynomial,
so any slight errors can be reduced. These transducers are identified as ‘linearised’ on the transducer
information screen.
Non-Smart Transducers
The T-Box XL™ is designed to measure other transducers with the following specification:
Parameter
Bridge Resistance ().
Millivolt / volt value (mV/V).
Zero balance.
Transducer capacity ranges.
Displayable overrange.
Minimum
350 
0.50 mV/V.
+/- 3% of transducer capacity
(3 mV/V).
0.010000
120% of transducer capacity.
Maximum
1000 
3.15 mV/V.
+/- 9% of transducer capacity
(1 mV/V).
1,500,000
120% of transducer capacity.
For ‘NON-SMART’ transducers the transducer parameters can be stored in the T-Box XL™ for ease of use.
NOTE:
If any of the transducer’s parameters are changed, like a re-calibration of the mV/V value,
the transducer’s stored parameters must be updated prior to use.
NOTE:
ETS Transducers supplied with an amplifier module will need to be modified for use with
the T Box XL.
Pin Connections
Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Function
+ve transducer excitation.
-ve transducer excitation.
+ve transducer signal.
-ve transducer signal.
Digital 0 volts.
Digital +5 volts for transducer selected, digital 0 volts when not selected.
Rotary transducer angle input (Channel A).
Rotary transducer angle input (Channel B).
Serial clock (SMART memory).
Serial data (SMART memory).
Connector Type
10 way push-pull panel socket.
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SPECIFICATION - ANCILLARIES
The Ancillaries connector contains inputs and outputs for connection to external equipment.
Pin Connections
Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Function
Digital +5 V (maximum current 5 mA).
External PRINT / RESET Input (Active High).
Low Limit Torque Output.
Pass Limit Torque Output.
High Limit Torque Output.
Low Limit Angle Output.
Pass Limit Angle Output.
High Limit Angle Output.
Digital 0 V.
Tool Stop Output.
Analogue Output.
Analogue Output 2.5 V.
Analogue Output 0 V reference (Do not connect to a noisy electrical ground).
External Snug Trigger Input.
Not Used.
External Print / Reset Input
Pins 1 & 2 are intended for use as an EXTERNAL PRINT / RESET:PIN 1
PIN 2
Momentary
Switch
The switch must remain active for at least 200 mS. Screened cable is recommended.
Limit Outputs
Pins 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 are buffered logic outputs intended for Go/No Go control of external equipment.
The limit outputs are referenced to Pin 9 (Digital 0 V).
All limit outputs are active HIGH & change at 208 times per second.
The limit outputs change exactly with increasing torque, and at 0.5% of transducer capacity below the limit
with decreasing torque. This eliminates the logic lines oscillating.
The Limit output current is, High = -0.8 mA, Low = 16 mA (not for direct control of relays).
NOTE:
For more information see ‘SPECIFICATION - LIMITS’.
Tool Stop Output
Tool Stop is used to provide a stop signal for an external pneumatic, hydraulic or electric tool. When the
measured torque goes above the Tool Stop value (set in the Target Setup) this pin goes HIGH (5 V) with
reference to pin 9.
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Analogue Output
The analogue output is designed for connection to a control system. It is a true analogue value, so has a
very fast frequency response of above 10 kHz. The calibration of the analogue output is factory set and not
adjustable, it is not affected by the instrument calibration.
The analogue output is PIN 11.
If the output is measured against PIN 12 (2.5 V) the signal will swing positive for clockwise torque and
negative for anticlockwise torque.
If the output is measured against PIN 13 (0 V) the signal will always be positive, with zero torque around 2.5 V.
TIP:
Some transducers (Norbar Annular type) will give a negative output change for a positive
torque. This is because they are designed to measure reaction torque.
The output voltage is a function of the mV/V value. The larger the mV/V value the larger the analogue output
voltage. At transducer capacity the analogue output voltage (in volts) is numerically equal to the mV/V value
divided by 2.
TIP:
To find mV/V value press ‘TD#’ button in measure screen or see transducer’s calibration
certificate.
Using 2.5V (PIN12) as a reference:
Torque
- capacity of transducer
Zero
+ capacity of transducer
@ 1.0mV/V
-0.5 V
0.0 V
+0.5 V
Analogue Output (PIN 11)
@ 2.0 mV/V
@ 3.0 mV/V
-1.0 V
-1.5 V
0.0 V
0.0 V
+1.0 V
+1.5 V
@ 1.0mV/V
2.0 V
2.5 V
3.0 V
Analogue Output (PIN 11)
@ 2.0 mV/V
@ 3.0 mV/V
1.5 V
1.0 V
2.5 V
2.5 V
3.5 V
4.0 V
Using 0V (PIN13) as a reference:
Torque
- capacity of transducer
Zero
+ capacity of transducer
TIP:
The analogue output will not operate in sleep mode. If using the analogue output
continuously then disable the feature (in Instrument Setup) by leaving the ‘Sleep After’
setting blank.
The accuracy of the analogue output is +/- 2% of voltage reading. For a more accurate output value the
voltage can be externally scaled against the displayed torque.
External Snug Trigger Input
The external snug trigger is used to start the angle measurement; for external operation ensure the Target
Setup has “Internal Snug Torque Trigger” UN-TICKED. Use logic 5V (HIGH) input with reference to pin 9 (0V).
Connector Type
15 way female ‘D’ type connector.
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SPECIFICATION - SERIAL PORT
The serial port is for sending data to a PC or serial printer.
When is Data Sent?
When the T-Box XL™ is measuring data is sent:
1.
When the 'SAVE' key is pressed.
2.
When the AUTO RESET timer operates (if the ‘SAVE’ key has a green background).
3.
When the “External Print / Reset Input” is used; see SPECIFICATION – ANCILLARIES.
4.
When continuously logging.
What Data is Sent?
The data can include: Date, Time, Tool, Work ID, first character, torque limits, measured value, units of
measurement, angle and line feed. The separator appears between each item.
Serial Port Options
See SETUP section.
Pin Connections
The port is configured as DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) and conforms to RS-232-C specifications. The
transmitted data voltage levels are between +5 to +9 volts and –5 to -9 volts.
Pin No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Function
Not Connected.
Received data (to T-Box XL™).
Transmitted data (from T-Box XL™).
Not Connected.
Signal ground 0 V.
Not Connected.
Not Connected.
CTS (clear to send).
Not Connected.
Data Output Example
Code: DP=Decimal Point. CR=Carriage Return. SP=Space.
T-Box XL™ with the serial port set to the factory defaults. Reading 1068.4 lbf·ft (clockwise).
1
NOTE:
0
6
8
DP
4
SP
l
b
f
DP
f
t
CR
The maximum number of characters per line = 24.
Connector Type
9 way male ‘D’ type connector.
Connecting Lead
A 9 way female to 9 way female null modem connecting lead is required for connection to a PC with a 9 way
male connector.
TIP:
A null modem connecting lead is available from Norbar (Part Number 39264).
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SPECIFICATION - USB
The T-Box XL™ has two Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors:
USB-A (Host)
USB-B (Device)
Location
To connect to
Maximum power
Version
Hi speed
Full speed
Low speed
NOTE:
USB flash drive, USB mouse, USB
keyboard, USB bar code scanner,
USB hub, etc.
1A
1.1
N/A
12 Mbps
1.5 Mbps
PC, using the lead supplied.
For connection to TDMS software.
0A
2.0
280 Mbps
12 Mbps
1.5 Mbps
The T-Box XL™ is not designed to send data directly to a USB printer.
Pass the data to a PC, then to a USB printer.
When USB flash drive is used, files transferred are:
Text File On Flash Drive
xxxxxxAudit
(Where xxxxxx is the T-Box XL™ serial number)
Instrument
Targets
Templates
Tools
Transducers
TIP:
Instrument, Targets, Templates, Tools & Transducers can be transferred to another T-Box XL™
instrument.
1. Send files to flash drive.
2. Put flash drive into another T-Box XL™.
3. Send files from flash drive.
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Purpose
Holds the T-Box XL™ history
including Test result data.
Holds T-Box XL™ settings.
Holds Target settings.
Holds Tool Templates.
Holds My Tools.
Holds Transducers.
SPECIFICATION - MODES
Track
Display follows signal.
1st Peak
Used for Click wrenches.
Hold 1st peak for the
‘AUTO RESET HOLD TIME’,
then reset.
If ‘Manual Reset’ is selected torque will be reset when ‘Reset’ pressed or external ancillaries reset input active.
TIP:
When calibrating ISO6789 Type II Torque tools, the standard calls for the time from 80% to
the final target torque value shall take 0.5 to 4 seconds.
If from 80% to the final target torque value is under 0.5 seconds display will show:
If from 80% to the final target torque value is over 4 seconds display will show:
Peak
For testing PneuTorques, Hydraulic tools,
Screwdrivers, Dial wrenches, etc.
Hold the highest reading until reset.
If ‘Auto Reset’ is selected the hold time starts when the value goes below 0.5% of full scale at zero.
TIP:
Use the ‘ACTIVE FROM’ setting to ignore small torque readings that are not required.
Extra Features
Feature
Mode
Torque rate
Click,
Dial &
Electronic,
Stall and
Hydraulic.
Pulse count
Pulse and
Screwdriver.
Example
Touch screen to select
N·m/rev or N·m/°.
Comments
The torque applied per revolution (N·m/rev) or per
degree (N·m/°), measured from the SNUG TORQUE
value to the PEAK (or 1ST PEAK) TORQUE value.
Requires: 1. Angle transducer.
2. Torque & Angle selected.
3. Target with Snug Torque set.
4. Target with Angle limits set.
The number of pulses applied.
Pulses are registered when the torque value passed
through the active from threshold.
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Pulse
This mode is for PULSE TOOLS only.
WARNING:
DO NOT USE WITH IMPACT TOOLS.
TIP:
For best results, keep Filter Frequency = 2500Hz and Active From = 4.8%.
TIP:
For best results work above 20% of transducer capacity.
Pulse tools use air to operate a hydraulic mechanism that applies torque in a series of pulses.
The final torque depends on:
1. The air tool type.
2. The tool speed / air pressure.
3. The mass of the hydraulic mechanism.
4. The number of sockets & drive shafts absorbing energy.
5. The joint rate (hard or soft joint).
Each pulse is measured and software analysis is used to determine the work done by the pulse and so
determine the torque achieved.
Transducer Mounting Options
Static Transducer Under Joint Simulator
Rotary Transducer In Front Of Bolted Joint
Pulse tool
Socket(s)
Pulse tool
Socket(s)
Rotary transducer
Joint simulator
Static Transducer
Socket(s)
Bolted joint
Ensure rotary transducer brushes do NOT bounce.
Use a low mass rotary transducer to reduce the energy lost
in accelerating the transducer with each pulse.
If the torque applied continually (e.g. with a torque wrench) the static transducer & rotary transducer match exactly.
Keep the number of sockets and adaptors to a minimum. The sockets and adaptors are accelerated with each
pulse, which absorb energy that would be used to tighten the joint.
Ensure all sockets and adaptors have a tight fit. Any slack will result in lost energy, so less energy will be used to
tighten the joint. Slack may also cause the sockets & adaptors to ‘rattle’; this can cause extra pulses to be counted.
It is important that different operators use the tool in a consistent way. If a pulse tool is firmly pushed against the
joint then slack in the sockets and adaptors may be reduced, this will result in a different amount of torque being
applied.
Pulse count is shown:
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Pulse Tool Joint Verification
Recommended method to verify the applied torque
1.
Mark the bolt head against the mounting surface.
2.
Place a torque transducer (static, rotary, electronic wrench, etc) on the bolt head.
3.
Undo the bolt whilst measuring the PEAK torque (“UNDO” torque).
4.
Re-tighten the bolt to the marked point whilst measuring the PEAK torque (“REDO” torque).
The REDO torque is a measure of the previously applied torque.
TIP:
Why measure “UNDO” torque?
For a recently tightened bolt the “UNDO” torque is typically 60 to 70% of the tighten torque;
this can be a useful check. The exact value depends on factors including joint type & friction.
Only if the bolt is old (rusty) or has been over stressed (galling has occurred) may the
“UNDO” torque be larger than the original “TIGHT” torque.
Issues in attempting to verify the applied torque:
Issue
Recommendation
Components
For best results tighten using all new components (bolt, washers, etc) and verify the applied
torque directly after.
Working with old components (that are used, warn, rusty, painted, etc) may well have an effect
on accuracy.
Marking
Ensure the bolt is marked against a static surface; markings against a moveable part (e.g. a
washer) will not work.
Ensure tight bolt is marked with thin precise line between bolt & mounting surface.
Place the mark at the position of the operator’s eye when the bolt is re-tightened to reduce line
alignment errors.
Lever
Using a longer lever to re-tighten the bolt will give the operator more control when getting the
marks to match.
Joint type
If the torque rate is low (“soft” joint) it is easier to align the marks and get a good “REDO” torque.
If the torque rate is high (“hard” joint) a small error in bolt angle has a large effect on torque, so
requires more operator care.
Friction
If the joint has a low friction coefficient the bolt advances smoothly to get a good “REDO” torque.
If the joint has a high friction coefficient the bolt advances less smoothly, so requires more
operator care.
Repeated
testing
Every time the test is repeated errors can occur, these include:
Less friction due to the initial ‘rough’ surfaces on the bolt & mounting thread being smoothed.
More friction if the metals are over stressed (galling).
A temperature rise leading to a change in friction.
Pulse Mode Custom Setting
If the Pulse Mode readings are not close enough to the verified joint value, select ‘Custom Setting’ in Pulse
Mode setup and enter an appropriate % value for the custom setting.
e.g. If the verified joint value is 15% higher than the standard Pulse Mode readings, select Custom Settings
and enter a value of 15%.
The Custom Setting value can be set between -40% and +40% from the Standard Setting.
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Graph
Step
Action
1
Select
type
2
Graph
data
3
Single event:
Multi event:
Graph Mode
Option
Automatic start / stop to capture 1 fast event.
Graph starts when torque goes above the ‘Active From’ setting.
Graph stops when torque goes below the ‘Active From’ setting.
Manual start / stop to capture 1 or more slower events.
Graph starts when record (REC) pressed.
Graph stops when stop pressed.
= Torque
= Torque & Angle
Record
Display shows the graph being plotted in real time.
4
Measure
5
Stop
The number of samples taken, the current torque value and the highest value (Peak) are
also reported on the display.
TOUCH screen to view torque against time.
For angle transducers, angle against time is viewed.
6
View
7
Save
8
Exit to
measure
For angle transducer:
DOUBLE TAP screen to view Torque against angle (torque rate).
DOUBLE TAP screen to view Torque against speed.
TIP:
The graph mode can record up to 10,000 points. Once 10,000 points are taken, the graph
drops the first 1000 points and records another 1000 points.
TIP:
If graph results are not detailed enough:
Increase SAMPLE RATE in graph mode SETUP.
TIP:
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The T-Box XL™ can store up to approximately 10 graphs, depending on the number of
samples in each graph. If the T-Box XL™’s internal storage becomes full, the oldest files will
be automatically deleted. It is therefore recommended to regularly transfer graphs to a PC
using the TDMS program and manually delete the graphs from the T-Box XL™ to free up
internal storage space.
SPECIFICATIONS – TARGETS
The T-Box XL™ has targets for both Torque and Angle value. Each Target has an Upper Limit and a Lower Limit.
Torque Signal Display Icons
At zero
None
Under lower
limit
Within limits
Display Colour
YELLOW
YELLOW
None.
GREEN
Above upper
limit
Update rate
TIP:
Display Example
RED
3Hz
3Hz
Serial Port
Ancillaries
LO
Logic output Pin 3
LO
Logic output Pin 3
OK
Logic output Pin 4
HI
Logic output Pin 5
With serial
port
208Hz
The Ancillaries are updated quickly to give a fast response to an external control system.
NOTE:
This difference in update rate may lead to very small differences between the changeover
points.
The limit operation is dependent on the measurement mode:
Measurement Mode
Track
Click
Dial & Electronic
Stall
Pulse
Screw Driver
Hydraulic
NOTE:
Limit Operation
Limits follow the transducer input and are not held.
Limits status is held until:
SAVE is pressed or
RESET is pressed or
after the auto reset timer has operated.
For operation of limits in one direction only, the opposite direction will be shown as LO.
If an angle target is selected, the value is
shown above the torque display.
TIP:
The T-Box XL™ will automatically change torque units to those set by the limits.
TIP:
Limits can be setup in Custom Units for operation with transducers programmed with the
same Custom units.
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SPECIFICATION - HAND TORQUE TOOL CLASSIFICATION
The T-Box XL™ tool templates conform to ISO 6789:2003 classification for hand torque tools. A summary of
the classifications are given below; for full details please refer to the ISO standard.
Tool Type I: Indicating torque tools (The torque exerted is indicated on scale, dial or display).
Tool Type II: Setting torque tools (A signal is given when the pre-set torque value is met).
Type
I
Class
Description:
A
Wrench, torsion or flexion bar.
B
Wrench, rigid housing, with scale or
dial or display.
C
Wrench, rigid housing and electronic
measurement.
D
Screwdriver, with scale or dial or
display.
E
Screwdriver, with electronic
measurement.
A
Wrench, adjustable, graduated or
with display.
B
Wrench, fixed adjustment.
C
Wrench, adjustable, non-graduated.
D
Screwdriver, adjustable, graduated
or with display.
E
Screwdriver, fixed or adjustable.
F
Screwdriver, adjustable, nongraduated.
G
Wrench, flexion bar, adjustable,
graduated.
II
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Example:
Each TOOL TYPE has several classes to determine the measurement points, number of measurements &
permissible deviation.
Type
I
II
Class
Measurement
Points
Number of
Measurements
(at each point)
A
B
C
D
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
20 / 60 / 100
20 / 60 / 100
20 / 60 / 100
20 / 60 / 100
20 / 60 / 100
20 / 60 / 100
At set point
At set point
20 / 60 / 100
At set point
At set point
20 / 60 / 100
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
5
5
10
5
Permissible Deviation (+/- %)
Max Torque Value Max Torque Value
<= 10N·m
> 10N·m
6
6
6
4
6
4
6
6
6
4
6
4
6
4
6
4
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
The T-Box XL™ automatically calculates the limits to ISO 6789:2003 by the following method:
Deviation =
(Target value – Displayed reading)
Displayed reading
x 100
If the 100% target value is set above 10 Nm, the deviation must be within ± 4%. For a 100% target value of
10 Nm or below, the deviation must be within ± 6%.
TIP:
For a 100 Nm target value a displayed reading of 96.14 Nm is a fail:
Deviation =
100 – 96.14
96.14
x 100 = 4.015% (larger than 4% deviation).
For a 100 Nm target value a displayed reading of 104.15 is a pass:
Deviation =
100 – 104.15
104.15
x 100 = 3.985% (smaller than 4% deviation).
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MAINTENANCE
T-Box XL™ Calibration
Your T-Box XL™ has been supplied with a certificate of calibration. To maintain the specified accuracy it is
recommended that the T-Box XL™ is recalibrated at least once per year. Re-calibration should be carried out
at Norbar or by a Norbar approved agent, where all the facilities to ensure the instrument is functioning at
maximum accuracy are available.
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT REMOVE BACK PANEL OR CASE; THERE ARE NO CALIBRATION
SETTINGS INSIDE.
Transducer Calibration
To maintain the specified accuracy it is recommended that transducers are recalibrated at least once per
year. Re-calibration and repair should be carried out at Norbar or by a Norbar approved agent.
Battery Replacement
There are 2 batteries in this product. A custom battery pack for powering the T-Box XL™ (if the battery life is
less than the specification it will require replacing) and a Coin cell to power the clock.
Batteries are to be replaced by Norbar or a Norbar approved agent.
Repair
Repair should be carried out at Norbar or by a Norbar approved agent, where all the facilities to ensure the
instrument is functioning at maximum accuracy are available.
Do not remove the T-Box XL™ case; there are no parts for operator repair inside.
Cleaning
Do not use abrasives or solvent based cleaners.
Product Disposal
This symbol on the product indicates that it must not be disposed of in the general waste.
Please dispose of according to your local recycling laws and regulations.
Contact your distributor or see the Norbar web site (www.norbar.com) for further recycling
information.
Battery Disposal
This product contains 2 Batteries. Only dispose of batteries at end of product life.
To remove the batteries:
1.
Switch off T-Box XL™ and remove DC input power.
2.
Remove front transducer selection switch knob (2 mm Allen key needed).
3.
Remove front transducer selection switch fixing nut and washer (11 mm hex socket needed).
4.
Remove 8 back panel socket head cap screws (2.5 mm Allen key needed).
5.
Ease back panel from case by pushing on the front transducer selection switch shaft.
6.
Remove battery pack (from back panel) & button cell (from front PCB).
Batteries contain substances that can have a negative effect on the environment and human health.
The crossed-out wheeled bin means that batteries must NOT be disposed of in the general waste.
All batteries must be disposed of at a local waste battery collection point.
The batteries do NOT contain mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) or lead (Pb). If the battery substances exceed the
legal limits the battery would be marked with Pb, Cd or Hg.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Tips are located within the operator’s manual to help with troubleshooting.
Common problems are listed below:
Problem
No T-Box XL™ display.
T-Box XL™ only displays Logo.
Battery only powers T-Box XL™
for a short time.
Battery will not charge.
Display background is RED.
“TD1 Connect Transducer”.
“TD1 Setup Transducer”.
Date & Time not remembered.
Cannot zero transducer.
Measurement modes do not
function correctly.
Password lost.
T-Box XL™ locks up.
Click mode continuously triggers
Cannot Transfer data to a USB
stick
Cannot separate ‘As Found’ and
‘As Left’ calibrations when
viewing results on T-Box XL™.
‘Program memory is very low’
message appears
Serial Port Problem
Serial data output is not
communicating with other
equipment.
Serial printer losing data.
Serial output is being overwritten.
Cannot communicate with Norbar
‘Torque Wrench Calibration
Software’ (Part No 37705.XXX).
Serial data too slow.
Need to view serial output on PC.
Likely Solutions
Check on/off switch is ON.
In sleep – Press blue button on front.
Charge battery for at least 1 minute.
Connection to TDMS. Remove Serial lead (RS232).
Charge battery for full charge time.
Battery pack may need replacing.
Check display has ‘Mains’ icon when charging.
Check Power supply adaptor is ON (green light on adaptor will glow).
Check electrical power supply and fuse in plug (if fitted).
Battery too low. Charge battery.
Non-smart transducer used.
No transducer is detected or transducer cable faulty.
SMART transducer faulty. Return transducer to Norbar.
The coin cell battery has failed. Return to Norbar.
Ensure in TRACK mode.
Transducer overstrain. Return defective transducer to Norbar.
Ensure the ‘Active From’ setting in Mode Setup is not too low or too
high.
Contact Norbar.
Turn off /on to reset configuration.
Check the ZERO of the transducer in TRACK mode.
Do not use a USB U3 drive (Sandisk), the USB stick needs to be a
standard one (like the one supplied with the T-Box XL™).
Enter the Work Id ‘As Found’ and perform the calibration, then enter
the Work Id ‘As Left’ and perform another calibration. This will
separate the results when viewing / deleting.
Usually caused by the internal storage exceeding its 4MB limit.
Turn the T-Box XL™ off and on, transfer all test data to a PC or USB
stick, and then delete the test data from the T-Box XL™.
Likely Solutions
1. Check that the baud rate is set to the same as the receiving
equipment.
2. Check that all serial port parameters (Data bits, Stop bits, Parity
& Flow Control) on the T-Box XL™ and the receiving equipment
match.
3. Check the correct null modem serial lead is being used.
4. Check if receiving equipment requires ‘First Character’ or limits
removed or units removed.
The printer is too slow for the fast data output; need to slow down
T-Box XL™. In ‘Serial Port Setup’ change “Line Delay’ to a larger
time.
Line feed required.
In ‘Serial Port Setup’ change ‘Output Line Feed’ to ‘TICK’.
The software will not accept limit characters LO / OK / HI.
In ‘Serial Port Setup’ change ‘Output Limits’ to ‘UN-TICK‘.
Speed up by changing the LINE DELAY to 0 SECONDS.
Use the HyperTerminal program found in Microsoft® Windows to
view and store the serial output data.
For more information see www.norbar.com and select FAQ.
NOTE: For more complex faults please contact Norbar distributor / manufacturer.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Word or Term
#
a.c.
Active From
Auto Reset Hold Time
CAL
Capacity
Custom Calibration
Custom Units
d.c.
ETS
First Peak Sensitivity
Frequency Response
Hz
ISO Calibration
KB
mA
MB
mAh
mS
mV
mV/V
My Tools
NON-SMART
PC
Pulse Count
Sample Rate
Sleep After
SMART
SMART Transducer
Snug Torque
Target
TDMS
Tool
Tool Templates
Torque Rate
USB
V
Work Id
Zero Suppression
42
Meaning
Number
Alternating current.
Value from which the memory modes operate.
The length of time a reading is displayed until automatically reset.
Calibration.
Transducer full scale.
A calibration that is not to ISO 6789.
Allow load cells and other non-torque transducers to be used.
Direct current.
Electronic Transducer System (obsolete product).
The amount by which the reading must fall below the peak for the display to be
held.
Frequency value below which signals are passed.
Hertz, unit of frequency.
A calibration to ISO 6789.
Kilobyte – Amount of memory.
milli amp; One thousandth of an amp (0.001A).
Megabyte – Amount of digital memory.
milli ampere hour; Rate of charge/discharge of a battery.
Millisecond; One thousandth of a second (0.001 second).
Millivolt; One thousandth of a volt (0.001 volt).
Millivolt per volt; Ratio of millivolt output to voltage input.
Database of the tools used.
Standard mV/V transducer (NON-INTELLIGENT).
Personal Computer.
The number of torque pulses applied in Pulse mode or Screwdriver mode.
Number of measurement samples taken in 1 second.
The time after, when not used, the T-Box XL™ goes to sleep; this will save
battery power.
Serial Memory Automatic Recognition Transducer (INTELLIGENT).
A transducer that holds its own calibration data (INTELLIGENT).
Torque value to start measuring angle.
Torque or Angle value required. Each Target has an Upper Limit & a Lower
Limit.
Torque Data Management System – Software included for PC use.
A reference to the tool being calibrated or used.
E.G: Torque wrenches, PneuTorques, Electric tools, Torque screwdrivers, etc.
A template holding full details of the tool. All Norbar tools are included.
The torque applied per revolution (N∙m/rev); measured from the SNUG
TORQUE value to the PEAK (or 1ST PEAK) TORQUE value.
Universal Serial Bus.
Volts.
Work identification - the reference to the task, application or job.
E.g.: a bolted flange, engine cylinder head, vehicle wheel nuts, etc.
Value of torque that has to be achieved for the T-Box XL™ not to display zero.
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