Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Kistler Instruments to lead seminar at Sensors & Instrumentation Exhibition
Kistler Instruments' sales manager, Nick Gittins, will lead a free seminar on "The Benefits of Piezoelectric Sensor Technology" at 12:00 on the first day of the Sensors & Instrumentation Exhibition held at the NEC on the 25th & 26th September.
The seminar, which will focus on the relative performance of piezoelectric and strain gauge technologies for measuring force, pressure and acceleration, will be relevant to all those responsible for designing and building instrumentation and measurement systems, especially where challenging environmental conditions may be encountered. A major quality of piezoelectric sensors is the ability to monitor highly dynamic impact events, often under harsh operating conditions.
Although piezoelectric sensor technology has many advantages over other types of technologies, a clear understanding of piezoelectric measurement is essential for the full benefits to be obtained under real world conditions.
Registration for the exhibition includes free entry to the seminar.
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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