Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
INMO-TECH INSTALLS KISTLER COMO INJECTION SYSTEM TO ENSURE MOULDING PRECISION.
Irish injection moulder, Inmo-Tech is one of the first companies to install the recently launched Kistler (http://www.kistler.co.uk) CoMo Injection cavity pressure monitoring system to ensure the dimensional precision of its injection moulded components for the healthcare and electrical sectors.
Inmo-Tech's first application of the CoMo Injection system is in quality assurance of a medical device, moulded in high molecular weight polystyrene, made up of two injection moulded components that must fit together with an hermetic seal. To ensure the precision of the two moulded components, Inmo-Tech fit Kistler piezoelectric pressure sensors in each mould cavity and use CoMo Injection to compare cavity pressure curves during the injection and holding phases with a preset specification. If, at any time, the cavity pressure curve deviates outside user defined limits, the CoMo Injection system provides a signal to a component deflection device which automatically sends the out of spec component to the reject bin.
Set-up twenty-one years ago, Inmo-Tech has earned a reputation for high quality, precision mouldings by always making use of best practice technology as it becomes available. As managing director, Brendan Cunningham says, "We operate in a highly competitive marketplace where quality comes before price. Modern technology, like CoMo Injection, helps us maintain our reputation for quality and precision whilst keeping costs under control."
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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