Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


The new Type 6189A sensor from Kistler ( for monitoring both mould cavity pressure and part surface temperature is the smallest in the world with a front diameter of only 2.5mm. The new sensor, part of the Kistler range of sensors for the injection moulding industry, is suitable for use with multi-cavity moulds producing very small parts.

The quartz pressure measuring element, sensitivity 6.5 pC/bar, has two, Type K thermocouple leads fed through and welded to the front face of the sensor to achieve a rapid reaction to changes in temperature. The Type 6189A sensor has a range of 0 to 2,000 bar and 0 to 200°C. The miniature connector used on the sensor can be replaced easily, if damaged.

In addition to providing important information about the mould temperature settling behaviour during production start-up, pressure and temperature monitoring can be used to control the moulding process automatically to identify the steady mould temperature state and release the parts. This will improve productivity and reduce rejection levels, especially when moulding precision components.

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

May 2007

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