Kistler used the 2007 Mtec exhibition to highlight a range of five force sensors that have been developed specifically for use in production environments. Typical applications will be for quality assurance monitoring of press-fit operations. The combination of compact size, simple installation, wide measuring range, overload tolerance and value for money make the sensors suitable for use in many manufacturing applications.
The sensors cover measuring ranges from 5-120kN and are supplied as standard with 1, 10 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 selection of flanges and adapters is available. Three of the sensors have a central bore for use with ejector tools and the standard accessories kit includes a steel screw-on cap that protects the radial cable outlet, mounting adapters and threaded bushes.
SCS calibration and additional measuring range calibration are available as options. The new Kistler force sensors provide precision process monitoring that is easy to install, robust and virtually maintenance free throughout a long working life.
Other products on show at Mtec include a new range of accelerometers, the CoMo process control family, and new Mini-Smart rotating torque sensors.