Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
CAPACITIVE ACCELEROMETERS HAVE WIDE MEASURING RANGE.
The new range of single axis K-Beam® capacitive accelerometers from Kistler Instruments (www.kistler.com) covers the measuring range from 2g to 100g in five models with the option of either unipolar or differential output. The three layer, micro-machined, variable capacitance, silicon sensing element measures acceleration in truly static or low amplitude, very low frequency environments.
The Type 8305B accelerometers are fully calibrated sensors with all excitation and signal conditioning electronics integrated into a single package combining high sensitivity with virtual immunity to temperature transients.
Suitable for automobile, aerospace, structural analysis, robotics and vibration life test applications, the Type 8305B accelerometers have a hard anodised case only 9 mm high and 22 mm square. K-Beam accelerometers combine high level signal output with excellent long-term stability. The standard configuration provides the convenience of a single polarity power supply and a single-ended output. The wide operating voltage range from 7 to 32 volts allows the Type 8305B to be powered from a 9 volt alkaline battery or a regulated DC power supply.
The 8305B series are low cost, general-purpose accelerometers for use wherever low level, low frequency vibration needs to be measured accurately and reliably.
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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