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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.”

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

Oct. 11-15, 2020

Detroit, Booth 407

Event Postponed – 49th Turbomachinery & 36th Pump Symposia

Sept 15-17, 2020

Booth 2735

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo

Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

Baltimore, MD

48th Turbomachinery & 35th Pump Symposia

Sept 10-12, 2019

Booth 2626

The 9th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

April 17-19, 2018

Liverpool ACC, Liverpool, UK

EIC Connect – Oil, Gas & Beyond 2018

April 17, 2018

Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi, Stand A4

13th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging

May 16 - 17, 2018

13th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging, Twickenham Stadium, London

ASME Turbo Expo 2018

June 12 - 14, 2018

Booth 608, Norges Varemesse Lillestrøm, Norway

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