Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
NEW LOW PROFILE PIEZOSTAR ACCELEROMETER HAS TEDS OPTION.
The new low profile accelerometers from Kistler (http://www.kistler.com/) have been developed for use in harsh, dirty or wet environments where space is at a premium but high temperature stability is essential. Mounting is by a single, central hole with a side-mounted connector to allow 360° cable orientation.
The new accelerometer is ideal for a wide range of product testing applications including product qualification/acceptance testing and structural/vibroacoustic and shock testing for lightweight structures.
The heart of the new sensor is a shear cut PiezoStar grown crystal, unique to Kistler, combined with an integral impedance converter providing industry leading temperature stability within the wide operating range from minus 54°C to plus 165°C. This high stability is supported by excellent signal quality from the integral ground isolation, especially important in electrically noisy environments, and high signal quality achieved by the elimination of ground loops.
The Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) version simplifies installation and calibration but, where this is not required, a non-TEDS version may be specified. Both versions have identical performance. The wide frequency range from 2Hz to 10kHz, the signal output of 1 mV/g over the ±5000g measuring range and ±8000g overload limit will meet the needs of a wide variety of demanding applications in laboratory testing and production QA monitoring.
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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