Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Highly flexible, highly insulated and compatible with drag chains
The new connecting cable from Kistler offers multiple benefits - especially for dynamic applications in machine environments
The innovative 1900A23A connecting cable from Kistler, the sensor technology expert, is now available worldwide. Especially when used in dynamic applications, this cable displays exceptional qualities: it can withstand alternating bending stresses for far longer than any other cables available on the market at present. The new cable offers clear advantages in production environments with fast cycle times and repeated movements, such as product testing in the medtech sector and joining processes in automobile production. Because the 1900A23A is a high-insulation cable, it ensures that measurements are accurate and also helps to reduce machine downtime.
Many users have expressed the wish for a highly flexible and abrasion-resistant cable that can withstand at least ten million bending cycles in the test laboratory - a product with proven drag chain compatibility. But the developers at Kistler have gone well beyond these specifications: the innovative 1900A23A cable also meets several technical requirements that are normally difficult to reconcile. For example, the new cable's high degree of insulation guarantees precise measurement results because electrical charge measurements remain free from interference - even if the cable is positioned close to the charge amplifier. And despite its high insulating capacity, the new cable is very flexible and allows excellent freedom of movement.
Outstanding benefits create heavy demand
Users in many different industrial situations will benefit from the new cable's flexibility and load capacity. For example, the 1900A23A is the ideal choice when plenty of room for maneuver is needed for highly dynamic, free robot movements that take up extensive space, or when repeated movements with fast cycle times expose the cable to constant heavy stress at the same point. The new cable's durability is also a major advantage for applications in drag chains - for instance, if a sensor cable is exposed to high bending and abrasion stresses. Portable measuring systems, too, benefit from a cable that combines flexibility with resilience and can withstand different alternating bending cycles for lengthy periods.
This is a low-noise cable, so it prevents the generation of interference signals that could influence the measurement signal itself. Protection class IP67 and a screwed plug connection effectively shield the sensors against penetration by moisture (even on a massive scale).
Versatile range of applications
Ever since Kistler launched the 1900A23A connecting cable, it has been in heavy demand all over the world. Various versions of the cable are available; it is frequently used for testing, inspection and monitoring of fastening and assembly processes, among many others. Key applications include rotary and longitudinal transfer systems, robot installations and also packing, insertion and press-fit systems. The cable is available in various standard lengths as well as special lengths to meet customers' specific requirements. Recently, an additional bending fatigue test under extreme conditions showed that the new cable's lifetime is three times longer than the previous cable version (type 1631C). With this innovative cable, Kistler will be able to supply a growing market that is principally driven by industries with high production volumes.
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The innovative 1900A23A connecting cable can withstand at least ten million bending cycles, so it has proven drag chain compatibility.
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This high-insulation cable guarantees precise measurement results and at the same time, its flexibility and loading capacity ensure freedom of movement and durability.
About the Kistler Group
Kistler is the global market leader for dynamic pressure, force, torque and acceleration measurement technology. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions. Customers in industry and scientific research benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure sustainable competitive edge. Unique sensor technology from this owner-managed Swiss corporation helps to shape future innovations not only in automotive development and industrial automation but also in many newly emerging sectors. Drawing on our extensive application expertise, and always with an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler plays a key part in the ongoing development of the latest megatrends. The focus is on issues such as electrified drive technology, autonomous driving, emission reduction and Industry 4.0. Some 2,200 employees at more than 60 facilities across the globe are dedicated to the development of new solutions, and they offer application-specific services at the local level. Ever since it was founded in 1959, the Kistler Group has grown hand-in-hand with its customers and in 2019, it posted sales of CHF 466 million. About 7% of this figure is reinvested in research and technology - with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.
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