Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
ManuWare software makes setting up charge amps and sensors easy.
And, it's free.
Kistler Instruments has introduced new software to simplify setting the parameters of industrial charge amplifiers and transmitters. ManuWare, free software to run on any modern PC, will automatically identify new generation charge amplifiers and transmitters equipped with a computer interface.
As soon as an amplifier or transmitter is connected to the PC it is identified by the AutoScan function, which creates a list showing the status of all connected instruments. Instrument groups may be structured a project. Dialogs tailored to each particular instrument make parameter configuration very intuitive.
A graphical display of the test measurements and auxiliary functions for scaling indirect measurement help the user set up force measurement applications. The number of simultaneously supported measuring channels is only limited by the power of the computer being used.
Fully configured device settings can be stored on the PC making it exceptionally easy to install replacement instruments and provide identically configured measuring chains for other similar applications.
ManuWare currently supports industrial charge amplifiers ICAM Type 5073A and new transmitters Type 9337A (force) and Type 9238A (strain), and is available free of charge. The range of supported instruments is growing all the time. In the future it will be possible to configure even the more complex CoMo Net® control monitors and the KSM electromechanical NC joining system with ManuWare.
Kistler Instruments Limited
Established in Wintherthur (Switzerland) in 1957, Kistler is represented in over 50 countries and has subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA, China, Korea and Singapore. With a staff of more than 800, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 160 million Swiss Francs in the 2005 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 analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing 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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