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New Modular Absolute Pressure Sensor for Highly Dynamic Applications

Designed specifically to meet the demands of highly dynamic applications, the new absolute pressure sensors from Kistler Instruments cover pressure ranges from 0-5 bar to 0-500 bar.

The seven sensors all offer automatic sensor identification, wide dynamic range and digital temperature compensation. The modular design allows the sensor to be combined with a wide range of adapters to make the Type 4011A exceptionally suited to a wide variety of applications where highly dynamic events in challenging environments need to be monitored in real time with maximum precision and reliability.

The separation of the measuring element from the measured media by a welded stainless steel diaphragm ensures excellent media compatibility whilst digital temperature compensation minimises temperature induced zero point and sensitivity changes without impairing the signal bandwidth.

Two temperature compensated ranges, -20 to 120°C and 15 to 180°C, allow a wide variety of applications and the temperature output allows the sensor element to be monitored to identify potentially damaging conditions before sensor malfunction is caused.

The Type 4011A can be used as a universal absolute pressure sensor to take measurements on exhaust systems with a cooling adapter but is equally suited to intake area or water pressure measurements.

In addition, the new sensors open up new possibilities for exhaust gas back pressure measurements. Designed specifically for engines with an exhaust manifold integrated in the cylinder head, one version can be mounted directly or through the cooling jacket using a sleeve.

The fully shielded cabling with kink protection together with the high-grade steel diaphragm ensures maximum lifetime, enhanced signal quality and increased functionality.

Although designed to meet the needs of automobile engine development and testing applications, the new pressure sensors are equally suitable for other dynamic, absolute pressure measurements in challenging applications where precision, integrated temperature compensation and long life are demanded.

Kistler Group

Kistler is the global leader in dynamic pressure, force, torque, and acceleration measurement. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular systems and services.

Customers in industry, research, and development benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure sustainable competitive edge.

Kistler plays a key role in the evolution of automobile production and industrial automation. Drawing on its vast application expertise and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler drives innovations ahead in areas such as lightweight construction, vehicle safety, emission reduction, and Industry 4.0.

The Kistler Group is an independent, owner-managed Swiss corporation. Some 1 500 employees at 56 facilities worldwide are dedicated to the development of new measurement solutions, backed by individual application-specific support at the local level.

Since Kistler was founded in 1959, the company has grown hand-in-hand with its customers. In 2015, it posted revenue of GDP 231 million, about 10% of which is reinvested in innovation and research with the aim of delivering better results for every customer.


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