Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
New single axis accelerometer has wide frequency range
The new MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical System) miniature, single axis, capacitive accelerometers have been designed for use in applications in automotive, aerospace, rail and other sectors where challenging environmental conditions may be encountered.
The wide frequency range from DC to 2 kHz and high operating temperature of +125°C combined with six measuring ranges from ±2g to ±200g means that the new accelerometers easily meet the demands of a wide variety of applications.
The sensing element and integral signal amplifier are enclosed in a fully hermetic, lightweight, welded titanium housing with integral ground isolation. A choice of industry standard 4-pin connector or an integral PTFE insulated cable both with temperature output for where external signal compensation is needed. The integrated signal amplifier provides a wide range of industry standard output signal options to interface with most current DAQ systems.
A hard anodised plate on the bottom of the sensor provides ground isolation when using adhesive mounting. For more demanding installations, the sensors are supplied with two screw holes with integral isolation inserts to ensure ground isolation in combination with the hard anodized plate.
The new sensor design is optimized for low frequency applications common to Aviation/Aerospace, Automotive, Civil Engineering Structures, Seismic and other R&D studies, especially where very low frequency measurements need to be made accurately, even under varying temperatures in exposed, outdoor environments.
About the Kistler Group
Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions.
Customers in industry and science benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure a sustainable competitive edge. The owner-managed Swiss company's unique sensor technology plays a key role in the evolution of automobile development and industrial automation, as well as in numerous emerging sectors. With a broad knowledge of applications and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler is making an important contribution to the further development of current megatrends. This includes topics such as electrified drive technology, automated and connected driving, emission reduction and Industry 4.0.
Some 1860 employees at 61 locations worldwide are dedicated to developing new solutions and offer customized service for individual applications. Since its founding in 1959, the Kistler Group has grown along with its customers, generating sales of CHF 422 million in 2017. Approximately 8% of this went back into research and technology - and thus into achieving better results for all our customers.
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