Kistler Instruments has launched a new, modular Signal Conditioning Platform (SCP) for high speed combustion analysis applications, supporting a variety of different sensors (Piezoelectric, Piezoresistive, Strain-gauge, Hall-effect) and compatible with all commercially available combustion analysers.
The new SCP is now provided with an Ethernet interface for remote control via PC and allows for potential networking of a number of systems so that all can be operated from one central PC.
When used with PiezoSmart sensors, the system reads the data from the TEDS (transducer electronic data sheet) for automatic parameterization of the measurement modules, so eliminating the possibility of error due to manual data input, avoiding user-error, improving data quality and process reliability. The use of PiezoSmart sensors also enables facility-wide sensor management to be implemented. Recalibration requirements can be tracked, based on the number of working cycles and/or peak cylinder pressures with a histogram of the working cycles and peak pressure now available for each sensor at the click of a button.
An integrated CAN-bus interface provides real-time monitoring of cylinder peak pressures without the need for a dedicated combustion analysis system. The CAN-bus also provides information on the operating temperature of low pressure piezoresistive sensors allowing users to immediately identify potentially damaging engine or equipment events and take corrective action, thereby avoiding unsafe operating conditions.
Available in two variants, the SCP-slim with a 2-slot chassis, (scalable for up to 16 channels) and a 19” bench or rack-mounted version with 8-slots (scalable for up to 32 channels). Full details are available at www.kistler.com/scp.
For over 50 years, Kistler's innovative solutions for high-precision combustion analysis have ensured the firm's leading position in the global market. With new Ethernet options and an improved software interface, Kistler’s new SCP for high-speed combustion analysis centralises equipment configuration and optimizes usability for maximum flexibility.