Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


The new piezoelectric strain transmitter from Kistler Instruments ( has significant advantages over conventional strain gauge types. The integral digital charge amplifier providing a normalised voltage output signal combined with tolerance of high overloads, high sensitivity, IP67 sealing and almost unlimited service life make the new sensor especially suitable for quality monitoring in volume production environments. A single cable carries all connections; signal output, measurement control, range selection serial interface and excitation voltage.

Fixed with one M6 screw, the new Type 9238A strain transmitter can be mounted easily wherever is appropriate and convenient. Typically, mounted on a machine structure, the transmitter can measure force indirectly through proportional strain. The new transmitter is especially suited to monitoring production processes such as press fit, riveting and spot welding where the force profile is indicative of the quality of the process, even in dirty and wet conditions.

For applications where a charge output is required, the same sensor is available without the integrated charge amplifier as the Type 9237A strain sensor.

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

March 2008

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