Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
The new maXYmos BL - A complete measuring chain for under £2,000
The latest version of the Kistler maXYmos BL process monitoring and product testing system is the basis of a complete XY measuring chain costing less than £2,000, including sensors.
Since its launch, the maXYmos BL system has proved to be a cost-effective method of monitoring a wide range of manufacturing processes, especially joining, assembly, and product testing. Monitoring the relationship between force, measured by piezoelectric or strain gauge sensors, and distance, measured by potentiometric displacement sensors provides an accurate evaluation of any variation in a production process or product performance compared with a known optimum.
The new version adds envelope curve evaluation as standard to further enhance the performance of this versatile and compact monitor. During setup, the band of the envelope curve automatically wraps around the outside contour of a previously measured bundle of curves evaluated as "Good". Automatic trend tracking, which can be activated for the band of the envelope curve, tracks the set-point limits, for example with progressive tool wear, and adjusts the evaluation function to suit the actual process in real time. One or two separate envelope curves, in addition to other evaluation objects, may be defined for each measurement curve.
In addition, new PC software allows direct transfer of the test data from the maXYmos BL to a PC and provides an easy to use method for displaying, measuring and analysing measurement curves and process values, and for evaluating process capability.
Established in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1957, the Kistler Group now has a worldwide presence with 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring prompt, local application support and short delivery times. With a staff of more than 1050, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation with a turnover of 210 million Swiss Francs (GBP 145M) in the 2010 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 analysing physical processes, controlling and optimising 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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