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Kistler Instruments
Alresford House
Mill Lane
GU34 2QJ
[t] +44 1420 544477
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Kistler is one of the world's leading suppliers of measurement technology. Kistler pressure sensors, force sensors and accelerometers use the piezoelectric effect for precise measurement of mechanical properties.

Kistler is a privately-owned Swiss company which develops and manufactures sensors and electronics for measuring pressure, force and acceleration.

Additionally, the functionality of electronics plays an increasing role when defining a measuring system and even more frequently, electronics in fact becomes part of the sensor itself. Most of Kistler's products have been developed in close cooperation between leading universities or research facilities and Kistler's engineers.

Investments in Kistler's research department have led to the development of new crystals which enable reliable measurements to be taken under the most extreme environmental conditions. The results of our in-depth crystal research will give us a leading edge in advancing the state-of-the-art.
Zero defect press-fit assembly enabled by force monitoring
28 January, 2007
Press fitting of bearings, bushings or shafts, for example in housings or gearboxes, can be monitored very accurately through the variation in the pressing force over the displacement. The characteristic nature of this force curve allows evaluation of the quality of process and tool. ControlMonitors from Kistler analyze the curve and decide whether or not the assembly is acceptable.
SmartCrash barrier for Fiat safety center, Turin Italy
27 January, 2007
Fiat Safety Center in Turin (Italy) has signed a
New sensors for force measurement in press-fit processes
26 January, 2007
The new ready-to-install piezoelectric force sensors complement the existing range of compression and tension elements, and optimize force measurement in press-fit processes with regard to price, simple adaptation, measuring range and compactness.
Meganewton press force calibration sensor for in-situ measurement of press forces up to 8000 t
25 January, 2007
Large presses necessitate measurement of forces in the meganewton range. Kistler has developed the new Type 9931A... series of sensors with a range from 250 to several thousand tons for calibrating these machines.
Touring cars and formula 1 as test beds for production vehicles
24 January, 2007
Kistler's wheel force measuring systems revolve around hightech race car measurement tried and tested in the DTM Series and Formula 1. The capabilities and reliability of the two different lightweight systems in use come into their own where ultra high precision measurement is required under extreme loads.
CoMo-MIS, Taking a close watch at injection molding production
23 January, 2007
CoMo-MIS from Kistler now offers a quick yet comprehensive overview during the hectic routine of injection molding. This new database-related manufacturing information system Type 2829A... is suitable for comprehensive analysis and documentation of production based on cavity pressure. It operates in conjunction with Kistler's CoMo Injection monitoring units Type 2869A
CoMo injection functionality enhanced
22 January, 2007
The CoMo Injection process monitoring and documentation system Type 2829A... from Kistler now offers an extended range of functions. The extra screen pages of the new ver-sion 1.1 allow even faster analysis of the process. The system now also supports all pin and ejector shapes for indirect measurement of mold cavity pressure.
New 4 mm pressure and temperature sensor with even better response
21 January, 2007
The world's smallest combined pressure and temperature sensor Type 6189A...with a front diameter of 2.5 mm has been extremely well received by the injection molding industry. Kistler has now transferred its advantages to the new sensor Type 6190B... with a front diameter of 4 mm, whose thermocouple leads are also threaded through the pressure meas-uring elements.
New 4 mm pressure and temperature sensor with even better response
20 January, 2007
The world's smallest combined pressure and temperature sensor Type 6189A...with a front diameter of 2.5 mm has been extremely well received by the injection molding industry. Kistler has now transferred its advantages to the new sensor Type 6190B... with a front diameter of 4 mm, whose thermocouple leads are also threaded through the pressure meas-uring elements.
Kistler remains world miniaturization champion
19 January, 2007
Kistler launched the smallest (front diameter of just 1 mm) direct measuring mold cavity pressure sensor in the world (type 6183A...) back in 2003. Two new cavity pressure sensors in current production are also extremely small: with a length of 4,4 mm the new indirect measuring pressure sensor Type 9210A
Type 4005A... Absolute pressure measurement
19 January, 2007
The M5-size piezoresistive pressure sensor Type 4005A... is designed for measuring absolute pressure in engines. A so-called DCE sensor (DCE = Direct Chip Exposure), it does not have a steel diaphragm for separating media, but is exposed directly to the medium. The piezoresistive silicon measuring element is placed behind a protective shield and provided with a protective coating.
Successful multi-channel cabling now extended to temperature signals
18 January, 2007
Kistler is introducing its successful multi-channel cabling to temperature signals for injection molding. This technology is based on the miniaturized thermocouple amplifier Type 2205A... with 2 or 4 channels, to which the sensors are connected using the cut and grip technique.
New sensor type 6052C
18 January, 2007
The Type 6052C... has again undergone further improvements and is an excellent all-rounder for multi-valve-engines, motorcycle-engines and other small engines, and for on-board indication. This sensor type is the best selling universal sensor world wide. It is un-cooled, robust and miniaturized.
New closing force and mold protection sensor for injection molding machines
17 January, 2007
Monitoring of the closing force and mold protection are important molding process functions that have to be controlled or monitored. With the strain transmitter Type 9238A... Kistler now offers a sensor that combines the measuring element and the electronics in a single case. It measures both small forces during mold movement and high closing forces during mold closure.
Versatile generalist among industrial charge amplifiers
17 January, 2007
One of the characterizing features of piezoelectric measurement is that a single sensor has a range extending over several powers of ten. It achieves the same high precision in each of these decades.
Contact free mold cavity pressure measurement
16 January, 2007
With the measuring pin sensors Type 9243B..., 9245B... and 9247A..., Kistler now offers the ideal solution for measuring the cavity pressure for parts with very stringent optical and finish requirements.
New addition to the Kistler family of RoaDyn Measuring Wheels
16 January, 2007
In response to demand from Asian vehicle manufacturers, the Kistler RoaDyn S625 series of 6-component measuring wheels has been extended by a new version for 12
Control Monitors autonomously and locally operated despite networking
15 January, 2007
Kistler offers a series of digital ControlMonitors (brand name: CoMo) for process analysis and monitoring based on, for example, force/time or force/displacement curves. The two network-capable systems CoMo Net Type 5863A1
Kistler expands in Germany
15 January, 2007
The Kistler Group with headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, has taken over the long-established German company Dr. Staiger Mohilo & Co. GmbH in Lorch in June 2006. This acquisition brings both firms manifold advantages by opening up new foreign distribution channels for Staiger Mohilo and allowing Kistler to expand its product and technology portfolio. The incorporation of Staiger Mohilo into the Kistler Group also ensures a long-term future for the Lorch site with its approximately 80 employees.
New system allows wireless transmission of measuring data & power from wheel to on-board electronics
21 April, 2006
In addition to the tried-and-tested, in-board telemetry data transmission unit (signal/energy supply and angle measurement), Kistler now offers an out-board transmission system Type 5248A with System 2000 technology.
New, simplfied connection technology with many benefits when used in multi-cavity molds
21 April, 2006
Kistler has introduced a new, simplfied connection technology with many benefits when used in multi-cavity molds. With the new multi-channel cable technology, between one and four or one and eight sensors can be connected with one single cable running from the mold to the monitoring system.
2-Component Sensor for Measuring Force and Torque
21 April, 2006
The space available for precision instruments to carry out sophisticated force and torque measurements on assembling and testing machines is usually very restricted. Thus, in applications such as monitoring screw-driving processes or testing the operation of combined push and turn switches or threaded fasteners, the top priorities are compactness and ease of installation. The Kistler solution is a small 2-component sensor that measures both force and torque, thus eliminating the need for two separate sensors.
PSA Peugeot-Citroen S.A. has decided to upgrade its crash centre with a Kistler SmartCrash barrier
21 April, 2006
After Audi and BMW, PSA is the third European automobile manufacturer to opt for this system since its market launch in 2004. With its ultra-dynamic quartz measurement technology and integrated data processing, SmartCrash is the last word in multicomponent force measurement systems for crash barrier instrumentation. Its MICRODAU architecture and intelligent hub design ensure ease of service, as well as safe and reliable operation. The equipment is scheduled to go into operation in the summer of 2006.
Ultra-Sensitive Sensor to Measure the Smallest Tensile and Compressive Forces
21 April, 2006
Precision measurement needs a sensor capable of delivering accurate and reliable readings of minute tensile and compression forces not only under laboratory conditions but also in the far tougher world of testing in industrial practice.
Force and torque sensors for monitoring production, assembly and testing processes
21 April, 2006
In the new application catalog 'Force and Torque Sensors for Monitoring Production, Assembly and Testing Processes' Kistler presents its product portfolio of sensors, systems and accessories and the areas of application for piezoelectric force and torque measurement in assembly and testing processes.
New temperature conditioning unit for water-cooled pressure sensors
21 April, 2006
The new Kistler Type 2621E system is used for temperature conditioning of water-cooled pressure sensors and ensures constant thermal conditions in the measuring element, irrespective of the varying operating conditions of the combustion engine.
Complete product-line mold-cavity pressure and temperature sensors
21 April, 2006
With the market launch of its new 1 mm temperature sensor, Kistler now offers a complete product line for measuring mold cavity pressure and temperature in the molded component.
Optimised cooling of injection mould tools cuts costs
16 December, 2004
A new system that automatically determines the optimum residual cooling time for injection moulding tools, developed by Kistler Instruments, can reduce cycle time by 20%, producing typical cost savings of
Automatic optimisation of mould residual cooling time
28 October, 2004
Kistler has developed a completely new technique based on the mould cavity pressure and the surface temperature of the moulded product which can automatically determine the residual cooling time, making unnecessary the empirical setting of the injection-moulding machine or the use of a cooling time formula.
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