Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


The 8766A series from Kistler Instruments ( is a family of triaxial accelerometers offering versatile performance in demanding industrial, automotive and aerospace environments. Based on Kistler's unique PiezoStar shear element design, the Type 8766A accelerometers feature a wide frequency range, extremely low sensitivity to temperature changes and high immunity to base strain errors.

The new sensors are half the size and volume of previous types but feature integral hybrid microelectronics to provide performance superior to other designs. The very low sensitivity variation over the wide operating temperature range is combined with high measurement resolution, over 94 dB of dynamic range and frequency response from 1KHz to 5 KHz (5%) on each axis.

The wide operating range makes the 8766A ideal for a wide variety of NVH (noise-vibration-harshness) testing and structural analysis in industrial, automotive and aerospace applications, both in test rigs and production. The low mass, hermetically sealed titanium construction and industry standard 4-pin connector ensures long-term reliability and stability, especially at high temperatures up to 165°C. The cube design, with threaded mounting holes on three sides, provides flexibility in mounting for both calibration and measurement installation. The Type 8766A series can be specified with a TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) interface and an exceptionally wide operating temperature range from -54°C to 165°C.

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

September 2007

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