Kistler Launches Sensor for Concurrent Measurement of Pressure and Temperature

Kistler is introducing a new sensor named Type 6188A, with a diameter of 1mm, used to measure contact temperature and pressure concurrently in applications such as injection mould tools to observe moulding conditions.

Type 6188A sensors

This device will be showcased in K 2010, an international trade fair for rubber and plastics, to be held in Dusseldorf in Germany, between 27th October and 3rd November, on Stand 10F04 in Hall 10. This sensor is very similar to the other Kistler sensors such as Type 6189A, having a 2.5mm diameter, and Type 6190CA with a 4mm diameter and in the new Type 6188A the wires of type K thermocouple are stringed through the elements that measure pressure to the sensor’s front part. The direct contact temperature of the melting substance is measured, and it also reacts rapidly to temperature changes.

This combined sensor can be utilized in applications for medical, precision and electrical mouldings. The contact temperature and mould cavity pressure readings and records, give trustworthy accounts about the moulded products quality and the solid and steady manufacturing process, to the consumers of injection moulded plastic goods. Assessment of the quality of the injection moulded element and observation of the process, is exhaustively dealt with by the cavity pressure curve. Supplementary data about the process is given by the contact temperature readings, and it also helps in attaining an optimal injection moulding procedure. Furthermore, this stand-alone sensor will be of great benefit to other applications where pressure and temperature need to be measured simultaneously.

Kistler, a pioneer in developing and producing sensors, for the measurement of physical attributes, such as pressure, acceleration and force, is a force to reckon with in the field of dynamic measuring instrumentation. It offers a wide ranging sensing system series for metal processing, automotive engineering, engine development, biomechanics, installation technology and plastics and metal processing industries.

Source: http://www.kistler.com

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