Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
New miniature triaxial accelerometers are hot stuff
Kistler Instruments' (www.kistler.com) Type 8766A miniature triaxial accelerometers are available in high temperature types with an operating temperature range of -54 Deg C to +165 Deg C and integrated high-gain microelectronics to ensure precision and long-term reliability in harsh operating conditions.
Typical applications include automotive engine bay and under vehicle measurements, aerospace subsystem vibration testing and industrial quality control applications where high temperatures may be encountered.
The three models in the range, ±50g, ±250g and ±500g, use the Kistler PiezoStar shear element design which provides a wide operating frequency range and outstanding long term precision and stability. The sensor design combines PiezoStar crystals and integral hybrid microelectronics to achieve very low sensitivity variation over the wide operating temperature range, compared with quartz and ceramic sensing element designs. The hermitically sealed, welded titanium, ground isolated, IP68 housing permits operation in harsh, dirty or wet environments and a TEDS (Transducer Electronics Data Sheet) option is available to simplify installation and set-up.
Mounting by a central mounting hole tapped 6-32 UNC on each of three sides of the cube design gives maximum mounting flexibility and allows the miniature 4-pin ceramic connector to be positioned throughout 360 Deg for convenient cable orientation.
Alternatively, wax mounting may be used where stud mounting is not possible. The Type 8766A triaxial accelerometers can be powered by any Kistler power supply coupler or industry standard IEPE (Integrated Electronic Piezoelectric) compatible power source.
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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