How does the handheld reader work?
The BoltSafe handheld reader is a handheld instrument that reads and stores data from both the CMS (Continuous Monitoring System) and PMS (Periodic Monitoring System) BoltSafe load cells.
The CMS load sensor connects directly to the handheld reader using a connector cable. The handheld reader then shows the value of the connected sensor on the LCD display. If you want to use the handheld reader to read data from the PMS load cell, a probe is needed. This probe energizes the BoltSafe Sensor and reads all data through a non-contacting interface. The probe is connected to the handheld reader using a connector.
The handheld reader is used to monitor the residual bolt load directly on the reader. If you connect the handheld reader to a PC with a USB cable, you can send the measured bolt load data to a Windows PC afterwards. The acquired data can be analyzed by special software called “BS Report Generator”.
About the BoltSafe Handheld Reader
How is the handheld reader used?
The handheld reader can be used for direct readout during the initial setting of the residual bolt load in the bolted joint, but also for subsequent checks while the bolt has already been mounted. The handheld reader will read and display the bolt load data from the load cell on its LCD display. This data can be displayed either in kN (Kilonewton) or in lbf (Pound-force). When there is no sensor connected, the unit will switch off automatically after one minute. The bolt load data can be stored on the handheld reader with the push of a button. The handheld reader can store data from up to 256 different load cells. If the same load sensor is scanned multiple times, the handheld reader will store only the most recent value. This data can be transferred from the handheld reader to a computer. Reports can be printed as well for future reference.