Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


The new Type RH pressure sensor from Kistler Instruments can measure the pressure of hot media up to 300 oC directly and provides the option of a 10 mV/oC temperature output from the same sensor.

The unique construction, using a specially designed silicon, measuring cell, eliminates the need for a pressure transmission fluid between the media and the sensor diaphragm. The extremely robust diaphragm and pressure ranges up to 3,000 bar make the Type RH ideal for use under difficult conditions in hydraulic and process monitoring applications.
The high sensitivity, excellent stability, accuracy and high natural frequency allow the precise measurement of both static and dynamic pressures. The absolute pressure sensor types are available for pressure ranges from 100 bar up to 3,000 bar. All types can also be supplied with a set of coefficients for digital sensor correction when used in applications with the most stringent requirements.

The sensor output signal can be converted to the common industrial 0 – 10V or 4 – 20 mA signal specification by use of the Type 4618A signal amplifier. The integral calibration function makes sensor exchange and adjustment very easy and two individually adjustable limits can be used for additional process monitoring. Depending on temperature range and cable, the amplifier can be located up to 50 metres from the sensor.

The new Kistler Type RH pressure sensor has been developed to provide a robust method of precision monitoring both pressure and temperature in the most difficult operating conditions.

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

July 2007

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