eBike Factory: Torque Sensors Kclamber Technology Corp.

Hey, what's up? This is Mikey at Blue Monkey Bicycles, and
in this video we'll take a look at Kclamber Torque Sensors. ♪Music (link below)♪ It wasn't that long ago that electric bikes
used only throttles or cadence sensors to get moving. Throttles were really easy to understand,
easy to install, but, y'know, they really didn't feel like a bicycle. Cadence sensors were a step in the right direction,
but they only engage the motor based on the pedaling movement, and that doesn't really
serve well when you get the electric bike to a hill.. which is… for a lot of people
that's what an electric bike is made for, is the hills.

So that's where the torque sensor comes in. And let me tell you; Kclamber has it down! Using advanced testing and manufacturing Kclamber
has made a high quality line of torque sensors by keeping to the basics: providing a good
quality unit at a high enough quantity to keep up with the growing market. For most eBikes, there's two kinds of torque
sensors: there is a strain gauge sensor and a hall-effect sensor. As you can imagine, Kclamber makes both of
them. I've used their torque sensors on lots of
different electric bikes. They're actually very common. You've probably seen them on some of the most
popular, most advertised electric bike brands in the United States. The strain sensor is pretty easy to understand. The flex that is read by this strain gauge
(as the rider pedals) sends an electric signal that divvies out a very specific amount of
power as a result. The other kind os pretty awesome, it's called
a hall-effect sensor. It reads the natural magnetic field around
the metal shaft between the cranks.

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When the rider stresses [the cranks] it takes
the change that's caused by this magnetic field and converts it to a voltage signal
that the controller can read. And [the controller] divies out a very specific
amount of power as a result. As you can imagine, this video is sponsored
by Kclamber. I had a really fun time exploring their facility
and learning more about the torque sensors. I even got to wear a static free suit, which
is a right of passage for my life. Right next to becoming a father, and lighting
a furnace for the first time. Torque sensors aren't the most sensational
part of the bike, but they have an extremely important role interacting with the rider.

If the torque sensor's not made right, the
whole bike just feels off. So I had a lot of fun touring the facility
and seeing the craftsmanship that goes into each torque sensor that's produced. I'm very excited to learn more about this
company, and share that with you. If you have any questions about Kclamber,
or my time in the factory, please let me know. And if you want to check out some other factory
tours, you can check out this playlist here. Other than that; I'm Mikey for Blue Monkey
Bicycles, and I'll see you on the later!.

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