Torquemeters celebrates 70th anniversary!

 

 

Torquemeters is proud to be able to celebrate an important milestone in its long history; our 70th anniversary!

Founded in the early years of the jet age, Torquemeters pioneered the development of the earliest optical torquemeter measurement devices and is, today, one of the leading high speed driveline and test rig designers in the world. Established by R D van Millingen, a member of Frank Whittle’s pioneering Power Jets team that developed the first aero gas turbine, the business has been based in Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire in the UK since it was incorporated on the 1st of March  1951. From unassuming beginnings working from a barn in the village, the company now operates from a purpose-built facility and has grown into a specialist engineering business with over 50 employees supporting the development and operational programmes of some of the largest aerospace, automotive, energy and industrial companies in the world.

Over the past 70 years, Torquemeters has been responsible for the innovation of the first phase-shift torquemeters, now widely used both for testing & development and for continuous duty operation in the Oil & Gas industry, together with some of the most high-performance driveline solutions available today for aerospace, e-motor and turbocharger applications. A recipient of the Queen’s Award for export in the 1990’s, the business has long-standing customer relationships and collaborates with industry-leading development groups around the world, driving a high proportion of overseas sales.

A stalwart of the Northamptonshire business community, Torquemeters is still a family business led by the sons of the original founder; James and Ben Van Millingen. Managing Director, Ben commented “It is wonderful to be able to mark this anniversary with all of our employees, and customers who have supported us over the years. We’ve been fortunate to have had such long & excellent service and commitment from our highly skilled employees, both past & present, and the success of the business is testament to their effort and expertise.”

Torquemeters promote engineering careers

Torquemeters are delighted to support promotion of engineering careers at Northampton School for Girls Careers Fair.

Careers in Motorsport and Automotive Industries event

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Careers in Motorsport and Automotive Industries, teach networking event run by F1 in Schools / STEMNet.

This is being held at Silverstone on Wednesday 29th March and we will be giving an insight into how we work within the industry and the support we could offer to local teachers and schools.

Northampton College Best Apprentice 2016

Taylor has attended Northampton College as an apprentice for the last four years.

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Opening of the Johnson Building

Torquemeters opened their new factory to almost double the space and allow the company to continue to grow.

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We exhibited at the 45th annual Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium in Houston Texas

The show was a great success once again with many visitors and a great deal of interest in Torquemeters unique torque measuring systems form many industries and research organisations. Torquemeters Clive Sleath presented a paper at the Torsional Vibration and Monitoring discussion group highlighting the torsional vibration capabilities of the Torquemeters phase shift measuring system. Further details are available on request. The turbomachinery sector is a very important part of the Torquetronic products and we are committed to working with the sector to solve rotational equipment measurement challenges.

Torquemeters Chosen By The University of Nottingham For New Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre

Torquemeters is to play a key role at a ground-breaking national testing facility which will help develop the next generation of aerospace engines.

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We ship the world’s largest phase shift Torquemeter

Torquemeters are delighted to be shipping the world’s largest phase shift Torquemeter as part of a Thrust-Balanced Compressor Testing Rig to Nancal Energy-Saving Technology Co in China

After a successful visit NANCAL have passed off the rig and it’s on the way to Beijing.

Peter Johnson Retires After 55 Years Of Service

Torquemeters Ltd were delighted to present Peter Johnson (PJ) with a special gift during a dinner at Sedgebrook Hall for achieving 55 years’ service before retiring last month.

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Successful exhibition at the ASME 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, Korea

We had a very successful exhibition at the ASME Turbomachinery show in the Coex, Seoul. The stand was extremely busy and our moving TM model was very popular and eye-catching which led to some excellent meetings with visitors from Korea, China, Europe, USA and many others. It was also an excellent opportunity for our clients to visit us and and spend more time with our agents and local representatives.

We have come away with nearly 100 new business contacts and look forward to carrying on these conversations over the next few weeks.

Coronavirus Update - 1st January 2021

Torquemeters Ltd is committed to maintaining its usual high level of service and support whilst operating a safe and socially-distanced environment for all our staff & customers. We appreciate your understanding that, in following UK Government advice on Covid-19, we may be restricted from undertaking certain service activities but we will in these cases try to assist in so far as we are able. Our staff are available via the usual email or telephone contacts and your account manager can be contacted in the first instance for anything that you need support with.Geoff Robinson | Director | Torquemeters Ltd