Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
USB CONNECTIVITY FOR NEW 16-CHANNEL SIGNAL CONDITIONER FROM KISTLER.
A new signal conditioner from Kistler (www.kistler.com) with USB connectivity simplifies transfer of data from mould sensors to a PC or laptop running the popular Kistler DataFlow injection moulding process analysis software. The new unit provides up to 16 pressure or temperature channels using four signal conditioner units each providing four signal channels.
Any combination of charge, voltage and thermocouple amplifiers can be fitted into the new signal conditioner. Two new, 4-channel modules; a charge amplifier for cavity pressure sensors and a thermocouple amplifier for cavity temperature monitoring support Kistler's multi-channel cabling. This system groups the outputs from up to eight sensors into a single cable to simplify set-up and eliminate cable connection errors.
The use of Kistler single-wire connection technology makes the installation of pressure and thermocouple sensors exceptionally simple, especially where space is at a premium, and allows cables to be cut to length, repaired or replaced on-site.
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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