Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
A GOOD THING FOR SMALL PLACES.
The new Type 2614A crank angle encoder from Kistler Instruments (www.kistler.com) is ideal for installations where space is very tight, such as on road-going vehicles. The small cross section allows mounting where the distance between the crankshaft pulley and the vehicle body is as little as 35mm.
The robust, stainless steel body of the encoder suits real world applications on both test vehicles and test stands, especially in very low temperature test chambers. With its wide operating speed range of 0 - 20,000 rpm, high resolution, wide operating temperature from -30 to +100°C and small size, the Kistler Type 2614A is suited to accurate measurements in a wide variety of demanding applications.
The standard resolution at the LVDS output is 0.5 degree of crank angle and, where a higher resolution is needed, the optional crank angle processor provides a resolution of 0.1 degrees of crank angle, a 1 degree angle mark signal for engine control and a TTL signal output.
Designed specifically for internal combustion engine applications, including combustion analysis, the Type 2614A crank angle encoder is very robust and can easily withstand the high mechanical loads likely to be encountered under the most rigorous test conditions.
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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