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Kistler Instruments produces seven press force sensors that provide full coverage from 0.1–700kN. According to the company, the ability to switch the measuring range when using suitable amplifiers means that the needs of production and measuring stations that handle a large variety of parts can be met.

The piezoelectric sensor element provides a compact design with a low sensor weight, which is claimed to help offer significantly smaller dimensions and mass than equivalent strain-gauge devices.

Thanks to the wide-range measuring chain, the sensor is suitable for laboratory applications, where frequent changes of sensor is common and the extremely high degree of overload protection eliminates the need for involved protective measures when using the lowest measuring ranges.

The range of seven force sensors has been developed specifically for use in production environments, especially for quality assurance monitoring in assembly applications. 

The piezoelectric sensors cover measuring ranges from 10kN to 700kN and are supplied as standard with one per cent, 10 per cent and 100 per cent measuring range calibrations.

In most applications, the sensors may be fitted directly into presses, punches and rams but, where this is not possible, a variety of flanges and adapters are available.

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Key product features

  • Sensors cover measuring ranges from 10kN to 700kN and full coverage from 0.1–700kN
  • Compact design with a low sensor weight
  • Developed for use in production environments
  • Suitable for applications where frequent changes of sensor is common
  • Supplied as standard with one per cent, 10 per cent and 100 per cent measuring range calibrations
  • Can usually be fitted directly into presses, punches and rams

Kistler Instruments

Established in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1957, the Kistler Group now has a worldwide presence with 23 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring prompt, local application support and short delivery times. With a staff of more than 1,000, the Kistler Group is one of the world’s leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation.

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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