Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
MULTI-CHANNEL CONNECTOR SIMPLIFIES SENSOR INSTALLATION.
Increasing use of cavity pressure and temperature to monitor and control the injection moulding process is making the installation and cabling of the sensors both difficult and prone to error, especially in multi-cavity moulds. To minimise the risk of such errors, Kistler (http://www.kistler.com) has introduced two, miniature multi-channel connectors to group signals from either four or eight sensors, pressure or temperature, into a single cable for connection to the production monitoring system.
The new connectors use the Kistler single wire, cut and grip technology to allow the sensors cables to be simply cut to the required length on-site and connected and disconnected quickly and easily, without special tools. The small size of the connectors, only 26mm deep, is especially important as mounting space on the mould is often severely restricted. The addition of a new, miniature thermocouple amplifier Type 2205A, that can be integrated into the mould, extends the benefits of multi-channel cabling to combined pressure and temperature sensors.
The new Kistler multi-channel connectors and miniature thermocouple amplifier provide a mould sensor cabling system that minimises the risk of connection errors whilst being simple to install, and highly reliable.
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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