Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


Kistler Instruments has launched the new Type 6189A combined pressure and temperature sensor with a front diameter of 4mm. The thermocouple leads are threaded through the pressure-measuring element to provide exceptionally fast response to temperature changes. This technique, first used in the Kistler 2.5mm combined sensor, simplifies the monitoring of both temperature and pressure in small moulds during the injection cycle.

Improvements in the design of the pressure-sensing element have increased sensitivity to 9 pC/bar, similar to the standard pressure only sensor. The new sensor uses the Kistler single wire technology connection system to simplify installation as the cable can be shortened or replaced easily on site.

Measurement of the contact temperature, in addition to the cavity pressure, yields valuable process information for optimizing and monitoring the injection process. Kistler's family of sensors for combined pressure and temperature acquisition measures both process variables at the same point. With the thermocouple located at the very front of the sensor, the melt temperature is measured directly for maximum accuracy and response speed.

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.


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

November 2006

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