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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Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) is using a dynamometer from Kistler to measure the forces produced by positioning wheels on a satellite.
Kistler Instruments' NCFT 2157A electromechanical joining module is suitable for applications where precise positioning and reliable repeatability must be combined with small joining forces.
The latest installation involves 24 Kistler Type 9377B force links integrated between the shakers and the satellite adapters to monitor the forces and moments being transmitted to the test specimen
The Kistler Mini-Smart torque sensor type 4502 uses strain gauge technology, integrated signal conditioning and non-contact FM data transmission to provide low cost, accurate torque measurement.
Kistler has added a new six-channel high-temperature calibration system to its range