Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


The Kistler Mini-Smart Torque Sensor Type 4502 uses strain gauge technology, integrated signal conditioning and non-contact FM data transmission to provide low cost, accurate torque measurement. An extensive choice of models covering the wide range of 0.5 to 1,000 Nm with an overload capability of 150 per cent of the rated torque makes the 4502 sensor ideal for a variety of industrial and laboratory applications.

The sensors are suitable for nominal speeds from 7,000 rpm to 12,000 rpm depending on the measuring range. The dynamic range is 1kHz with 3kHz available as an option. Output signal is ±5 VDC electrically isolated from supply and measuring signal and the power supply required is 11 to 26 VDC.

A choice of input and output shaft couplings and an angular position output signal (one pulse per degree) may be specified. The Mini-Smart torque sensor with rotating measuring shaft is suitable both for dynamic detection of starting torque, breakaway torque for bolt or screwdriver operations and quality assurance monitoring in production and laboratory.

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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