Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
New triaxial accelerometers have two extended operating temperature ranges
Two new low profile, voltage mode, triaxial accelerometers from Kistler are now available with extended operating temperature ranges; up to +165°C for high temperature and down to -195°C for cryogenic applications both with a measuring range of ±500g.
The three Kistler K-Shear sensitive quartz elements in an IP68 hermetically sealed stainless steel housing, combine long term stability with wide operating frequency range and extremely low sensitivity to thermal transients and transverse acceleration. The charge signals from the three sensing elements are converted internally to low impedance voltage by a Piezotron microelectronic converter.
Because of its low mass of 11g and small size of 15.8mm square by 9.7mm high, the new sensors are especially useful for measuring on small and lightweight structures, where mass loading must be kept at a minimum. It can also be used for drop tests and finds application in a wide variety of vehicle vibration studies, modal analysis, product development and aerospace testing.
The new extended range triax accelerometers are especially suited to demanding applications encountered in the military and aerospace sectors where any error may present a life-threatening situation. Flutter testing, rocket launch pad dynamics, aircraft EMA, ammunition investigations and helicopter rotor reactions are a just few of the applications demanding the capabilities of the new products.
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 2,050 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 361 million in 2020. Approximately 9% of this went back into research and technology and thus into achieving better results for all our customers.
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