Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Kistler launch new range of low cost, miniature PiezoBeam® accelerometers

The new PiezoBeam® accelerometers from Kistler Instruments ( are available in single axis and triaxial types both of which have high sensitivity, low noise and high dynamic ranges. Available in three ranges of ±5 g, ±10 g and ±50 g, all with a TEDS option, the accelerometers are suitable for a wide variety of applications, such as modal analysis of thin walled structures, where small size and low mass are advantageous.

The ceramic PiezoBeam® and integral low noise charge amplifier providing a proportional high level voltage signal at an output impedance of less than 500 ohms. The sensing element design provides outstanding amplitude and phase response over a wide frequency range. The welded titanium housing, 10.5 mm cube for the single axis and 12.5 mm cube for the triaxial, has a single tapped mounting hole but may be mounted on any of the three faces. When ground isolated mounting is required a mounting clip or adhesive mounting adapter may be specified.

The accelerometer operates directly from the internal power supply from most FFT analysers, Kistler Piezotron power supply couplers or any industry standard IEPE (Integrated Electronic Piezo Electric) compatible power source.

Both the single axis and triaxial accelerometers are ideal for multiple channel modal analysis on small components or subsystems, full vehicle testing for aviation, space, automotive vehicles and a wide range of general test structures.

Kistler Group
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.

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

June 2012

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