Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Lightweight, miniature pressure and temperature transmitter
Building on its well established relationship with motor racing, from grand prix to touring cars, Kistler Instruments has introduced a high quality, miniature piezoresistive pressure transmitter.
The new sensor has an overall length of 40.8 mm, weighs only 13.3 grams and may be specified with either flying leads or a high quality LEMO connector.
Designed to withstand the high vibration generated by current motor sport applications, the sensor has M6 mounting to simplify installation where space is limited. Main applications will be for pressure and temperature measurements in gearboxes, steering systems, braking systems, water and oil circuits, and hydraulic systems where very high reliability is a paramount requirement.
The new Type 4080 pressure transmitter is available for pressure ranges of 5, 10, 20, 130 and 250 bar at temperatures from -40 to +150°Celsius with temperature compensation for the range +25 to + 125°Celsius. The integrated signal amplifier has an output signal of 0.2 to 4.4 V for pressure and 1.8 to 3.6 V for temperature. The supply voltage can vary from 8 to 16 V making the transmitter ideal for motor racing applications.
Main applications for racing are pressure and temperature measurements in gearboxes, steering systems, braking systems, water and oil circuits, and hydraulic systems.
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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