This new technology can increase fuel economy (reduce power consumption), improve ride comfort and safety, and open up a world of new possibilities across CASE.
NSK Ltd. has newly developed a non-contact torque sensor capable of measuring the torque of drive shafts in vehicles in real time. This is the first sensor in the world of this type and capability.
The sensor uses magnetic fields to detect torque by measuring minute twisting of the drive shaft that occurs naturally as it is rotated by the motor. Conventional torque sensors have been too complicated or expensive for wide scale use, but NSK's new technology makes possible a compact sensor with a simple structure that is ideal for mass production and broad adoption by automakers.
NSK's new torque sensor helps increase fuel economy (reduce power consumption), and improve ride comfort and safety. The sensor opens up a whole new world of possibilities across CASE*1. NSK is aiming for 6 billion yen in yearly sales by 2030.