Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Miniature low level force sensor is small but perfectly formed
The Type 9215A miniature force sensor from Kistler Instruments (www.kistler.com) is only 23.3mm long and 6.0mm diameter and weighs only 2.5g making it ideal for both laboratory and industrial applications where space is at a premium.
This highly sensitive, piezoelectric force sensor is suitable for measuring quasi-static and dynamic tensile and compression forces from -20 to +200N in three calibrated ranges. The sensor has a sealed DIN 1.4542 stainless steel body with an M5x0.5 external mounting thread and an M2 tapped bore for force input. For higher force measurements, the Type 9217A has a measuring range from -500 to +500N, an overall length of 46mm and weighs only16g.
The highly sensitive measuring element fitted under preload gives the sensor very high rigidity which provides excellent dynamic response with a natural frequency of over 50 kHz combined with low sensitivity to transverse force and acceleration over the -50°C to +180°C operating temperature range.
Typical applications include:
* Medical device testing
* Contact force measurement on keys, switches, relays and similar components.
* Measurement of spring characteristics
* Measurement of electrical connector contacts extraction forces
* Construction of highly sensitive miniature force plates for wind tunnel measurements.
* Force measurements on automatic assembly machines, robots and micromanipulators.
* Splash proof to IP65
The versatility offered by the three measuring ranges, 2N, 20N and 200N, and the low force sensitivity make the new sensor exceptionally suited to a wide range of applications in product testing and for highly sensitive force measurements in research and development.
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 2,200 employees at more than 60 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 475 million in 2018. Approximately 8% of this went back into research and technology and thus into achieving better results for all our customers.
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