Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
High Temperature PiezoStar® Pressure Sensor.
The new Type 6045A piezoelectric M8 pressure sensor from Kistler (www.kistler.com) is designed specifically for both thermodynamic investigations and knock measurements in engine development applications.
Suitable for use at high operating temperatures up to 400oC, the 6045A does not require cooling and is directly interchangeable with the water-cooled Type 6041A sensor.
The PiezoStar® crystal provides very high sensitivity of 45 pC/bar, excellent thermodynamic characteristics, low thermal shock and reduced sensitivity shift. The pressure range is 0 to 250 bar and the sensor can withstand 300 bar overload.
Being uncooled, the Type 6045A is ideally suited to on-road engine mapping investigations.
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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