Patent Number: 7,823,485

Title: Digital beam torque wrench

Abstract: A torque wrench includes a main beam having a distal end and a proximal end, a drive element disposed at the distal end of the main beam, a stationary beam having a distal end fixedly secured to the main beam at a first location on the main beam, and having a proximal end, and a displacement sensor assembly disposed at a second location associated with the main beam and with the stationary beam to detect an amount of displacement of the main beam relative to the stationary beam. The displacement sensor assembly includes an actuating element to produce a radiation signal and rigidly secured to one of the main beam or the stationary beam and an actuable element responsive to the radiation signal and rigidly secured to the other one of the main beam or the stationary beam.

Inventors: Rainone; Michael D. (Palestine, TX)

Assignee: Brown Line Metalworks, LLC

International Classification: B25B 23/142 (20060101); G01L 5/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00