Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
ROBUST NON-CONTACT TORQUE SENSOR HAS INTEGRATED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.
The Type 4504A torque sensor from Kistler Instruments (www.kistler.com) is suited to applications where space is at a premium and operating conditions are far from ideal. The sensor is exceptionally slim and the flange-to-flange configuration allows fitting from one side only making it easy to install in-line with a wide range of test-rigs including those for internal combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and pumps.
High torsional rigidity and precision dynamic response makes the Type 4504A suitable for use wherever reliability, long life and accuracy are demanded.
The torque and speed digital signal outputs minimise the risk of the signals being corrupted by electrical noise from other parts of the rig. The integrated magnetic speed measuring system is available in two versions, low and high resolution. The standard, low resolution system uses a simple 60 pulse design whilst the optional, high resolution version uses 180 to 3600 or 128 to 4096 pulses to provide angular resolution down to 0.02 degree at low speeds. Maximum speed is 15,000 rpm within the torque measuring range of 200 to 10,000 Nm. The integrated signal processing system provides a data link via an RS-232C interface, in addition to the ±10V output. A choice of three frequency ranges is available at the same cost.
The robust Type 4504A torque measuring flange is not susceptible to dirt, grease or oil ingress and is IP54 sealed.
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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