Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Safe micro range machining
New dynamometer sets standards in dynamics and precision
Kistler has launched MicroDyn, the world's smallest series-produced cutting force meter. This now provides manufacturing companies and research institutions with a solution for highly precise measurements of cutting forces in the development of micro tools.
The machining of very small workpieces puts high demands on the tools used. In order to examine cutting forces in micro machining applications for example, in watchmaking, highly compact and sensitive measuring instruments are needed. With the new MicroDyn 9109AA dynamometer, Kistler is creating new capability in the fields of ultra-fine machining, micro-precision machining and ultra-precision machining, especially in the development of tools for machining brittle-hard materials and the optimization of machining processes.
Smallest dynamometer on the market
Measuring only 30x30 mm, the MicroDyn is the smallest dynamometer in the world. Thanks to the high natural frequency of 15 kHz in all three axes, an increase of about a factor of 2.5 compared to its predecessor, highly dynamic forces up to 500 N can be measured very accurately and the resulting torques of up to 50 Nm calculated. This makes it possible to detect forces with tool speeds of up to 120,000 RPM on individual blades of the tool. The piezoelectric crystal measuring rings ensure high sensitivity and a very low threshold. They are also installed in such a way that temperature influences are largely compensated.
Flexible attachment and data evaluation
The new MicroDyn 9109AA is equipped with a variety of mounting options. It can be mounted both vertically and horizontally to the machine tool table and the workpiece can be clamped accordingly; this benefits measurement accuracy. For quick and error-free data recording and analysis, the combination of MicroDyn with multi-channel charge amplifiers, in particular the high-end solution 5080A; is recommended. Kistler offers corresponding complete packages including the Dynoware software for an easy and error-free configuration in which the rules for the force and torque calculation are already stored.
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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