Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
SIMPLE TO INSTALL FORCE SENSORS
FOR PRESS-FIT PROCESSES.
The new range of five force sensors from Kistler Instruments (http://www.kistler.com/) has been developed specifically for use in production environments, especially for quality assurance monitoring in press-fit assembly applications. The combination of compact size, simple installation, wide measuring range, overload tolerance and value for money make the new sensors ideal for use in manufacturing applications.
The sensors cover measuring ranges from 5kN to 120kN and are supplied as standard with 1%, 10% and 100% measuring range calibrations. In most applications, the sensors may be fitted directly into presses, punches and rams but, where this is not possible, a variety of flanges and adapters are available. Where high precision coaxial installation is required, such as in presses, a double-sided centering seat is available. Three of the sensors have a longitudinal, central bore for use with ejector tools and the standard accessories kit includes a steel screw-on cap, to protect the radial cable outlet, mounting adapters and threaded bushes. SCS calibration and additional measuring range calibration are available as options.
The new Kistler force sensors provide precision process monitoring that is easy to install, robust and virtually maintenance free throughout a long working life.
Kistler Instruments Limited
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. With a staff of more than 800, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 160 million Swiss Francs in the 2005 financial year.
Kistler's core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force and acceleration. Kistler's know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation.
Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.
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.
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