Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Kistler Instrument Corporation announces North American Market Debut of
Type 4021A Melt Pressure Measuring Chain

Kistler Instrument Corporation (, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has announced the North American market introduction of Type 4021A, a melt pressure measuring chain with ½”-20 UNF thread, designed to simultaneously measure short duration pressure peaks and temperatures.

The robust design of Kistler Type 4021A incorporates a melt pressure sensor, constructed of a very stable, high-temperature piezoresistive silicon sensing element, with an abrasion-resistant stainless steel diaphragm, and an integral amplifier, which is designed to match the sensor. The sensor is offered in multiple lengths and angular configurations, in pressure measurement ranges of 0 to 29000 psi (0 to 3000 bar) and temperature ranges of 32 to +662°F (0 to +350°C), with choice of cable lengths.

The unique performance characteristics of Type 4021A allow for mounting of the sensor directly in the flow of material. This eliminates the time lag typically associated with indirect measurement systems, and enables direct real-time measurement of the process parameters determining product quality. Integration of measurement signals into machinery control systems, as a means of recording or controlling production processes, offers a practical means of enhancing production efficiencies. Type 4021A is ideal for use in demanding short-cycle process monitoring environments, such as those typically found within metal injection molding (MIM), ceramic injection molding or hot-runner systems. As the sensor does not contain any transmission medium, it is ideal for use in medical applications. Units may also be used for static pressure measurements within polymer pumps or other demanding environments. An optional service kit for forming and cleaning the sensor hole (Type 4193) is recommended for use with this sensor.

For additional details, drawings and specifications, please contact Kistler Instrument Corporation toll-free (in the US & Canada) at 1-888-KISTLER, via email at, or by visiting

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 2010

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