Le Mans winning Audi R8 used Kistler ROADYN
System 2000 in suspension development.
With five podiums out of seven starts in the Le Mans
24 Hour race, the exceptionally reliable and fast Audi
R8 is the most consistently successful sports car in
Making a small but essential contribution to the success of the R8, the
enhanced Kistler (www.kistler.com) six component RoaDyn System
2000 measuring wheel is used during development to analyse
suspension performance under normal track testing. In addition to
high performance racing cars, the RoaDyn System 2000 is widely
used on less exotic vehicles from the smallest cars to the largest trucks.
The latest version of the RoaDyn system uses nearfield telemetry
and on-wheel signal conditioning to minimise and simplify installation.
Automatic sensor detection and calibration data upload enhances
operational safety and reduces the number of cable connections.
The highly modular design includes a single control system for all
measuring wheel applications to keep costs as low as possible as
the RoaDyn System 2000 measuring wheel can be used in applications
ranging from the smallest cars, SUV's and vans to light goods vehicles
and heavy trucks.
Kistler Instruments is one of the worlds leading manufacturers
of piezoelectric and piezoresistive precision sensors covering
acceleration, force, pressure and torque. Established in
Wintherthur (Switzerland) in 1957, Kistler is represented in over
50 countries and has subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, UK,
Japan, USA, China, Korea and Singapore.
Heavy investment in research and development, 15% of staff
worldwide are engaged in research and development, has
generated a number of innovations using piezoelectric,
piezoresistive and capacitive techniques to provide solutions
to numerous force, pressure and acceleration measuring problems.
These innovations include the world's first commercial quartz sensor,
two-wire constant current technology to integrate sensors with
microelectronic circuitry, high-temperature pressure sensors for
use up to 400 deg C and three-component force measuring sensors.
For more information, please contact :-
Kistler Instruments Ltd.
13 Murrell Green Business Park, London Road, Hook RG27 9GR
Tel: +44 (0)1256 741550
Fax: +44 (0)1256 741551