I received this interesting question over the weekend…
How do I best explain torque to my operators?
Tell them that torque is a measure of rotational force. In other words, the force being applied to rotate something is considered torque. The way torque is calculated is by multiplying the force being applied times the distance it is being applied.
Try to use a few practical uses of torque within your plant. Technicians and mechanics often use torque wrenches to measure the rotational force being applied to a screw when they are being tightened. Additionally, extruders, such as yours, are often concerned with the amount of torque or rotational force being applied to the screw.