Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

New Miniature High Temperature Ceramic Shear Accelerometers with Titanium Case.

Kistler Instruments has introduced two new miniature single axis accelerometers with ranges of ±100g and ±500g for use at temperatures from –54°C to +165°C.

The low mass and small profile combined with integral ground isolation and centre hole fixing allowing 360° cable orientation makes the new Type 8714B accelerometers ideal for use in a wide variety of applications.

The sensor design uses an annular shear piezo-ceramic with an internal hybrid impedance converter to provide a low impedance output in a titanium/aluminium housing hermetically sealed to IP68. The wide frequency range of 1Hz to 10kHz, high shock load capability of 5000g and small size make the new accelerometer well suited to measurement solutions in hard-to-mount locations when cable orientation is important or height restrictions apply.

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

March 2007

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