Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

A precision accelerometer for when it gets really, really cold

The new Type 8712B ( high sensitivity, voltage mode accelerometer from Kistler Instruments is designed to operate reliably at cryogenic temperatures as low as the -196°C (minus 196°C) needed by many aerospace applications.

With its range of ±5g and high 1,000mV/g sensitivity, the new accelerometer is ideally suited to applications involving low amplitude vibrations over a wide frequency range. On large structures, low amplitude vibrations as low as 100µg can be measured accurately and reliably over the long term. Typical applications include microvibration testing in spacecraft, seismic and any low amplitude vibration testing on heavy structures.

The Kistler's exclusive PiezoStar® sensing element and K-Shear® design combination produces an accelerometer with very low sensitivity to base strain, thermal changes and transverse acceleration. The unique sensing elements provide long-term stability, which ensures repeatable and accurate measurements for many years. In addition to the PiezoStar® shear elements contained within the titanium hermetic housing, integrated Piezotron® micro-electronics convert the high impedance charge signal into a ±5V signal. This low impedance voltage output minimizes noise pick-up and eliminates the need for highly insulated low noise cables.

The Type 8712B accelerometer can be attached to any clean and flat surface on a structure by a single threaded hole on the base of the sensor. Signal Conditioning & Data Acquisition can be provided by the Kistler LabAmp Type 5165A or any IEPE Compatible Data Acquisition equipment.

The rugged, welded, hermetic construction makes the new accelerometer ideally suited for accurate long term measurements in adverse conditions down to cryogenic temperatures.

Kistler Group

Kistler is the global leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque, and acceleration measurement. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular systems and services.
Customers in industry, research, and development benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure sustainable competitive edge. Kistler plays a key role in the evolution of automobile production and industrial automation. Drawing on its vast application expertise and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler drives innovations ahead in areas such as lightweight construction, vehicle safety, emission reduction, and Industry 4.0.
The Kistler Group is an independent, owner-managed Swiss corporation. Some 1 500 employees at 56 facilities worldwide are dedicated to the development of new measurement solutions, backed by individual application-specific support at the local level.
Since Kistler was founded in 1959, the company has grown hand-in-hand with its customers. In 2016, it posted revenue of GDP 289 million, about 10% of which is reinvested in innovation and research with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.

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

April 2017

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