Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Kistler KiTorq torque sensor has upgraded communication
The Kistler KiTorq (http://tinyurl.com/kistler-4434) torque sensor system is now available with Profibus, Profinet CANopen, Ethercat and EthernetIP interfaces in addition to the analog/frequency, USB and RS-232 interfaces.
The new stator is fully compatible with all KiTorq type 4550A rotors. The new communication options allow the KiTorq system to be integrated directly into the user's test environment through the fieldbus interfaces. This saves time during installation and eliminates the cost of additional equipment to convert measured data making the new KiTorq stator exceptionally cost effective for test stand design, installation and operation in applications for electric motor, internal combustion engine, transmissions, pump and compressor testing.
The new stator can be used with any KiTorq rotor of the same speed rating and will automatically recognise the rotor measuring range. With rotors available with seven measuring ranges from 100 to 5,000 Nm, hardware investment is minimised as one stator may be used with rotors of differing ranges for different applications. Installation is simplified by the contactless, digital telemetry that eliminates the need for an antenna ring whilst maintaining the excellent signal bandwidth of 10 kHz and accuracy of better than 0.05% of range. A speed measurement of 60 pulses per revolution is integrated in the standard system.
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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