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Force sensors for QA applications in assembly processes.

A range of five force sensors from Kistler Instruments has been developed specifically for use in production environments, especially for quality assurance monitoring in assembly applications. The piezoelectric sensors cover measuring ranges from 5kN to 120kN and are supplied as standard with 1%, 10% and 100% measuring range calibrations. In most applications, the sensors may be fitted directly into presses, punches and rams but, where this is not possible, a variety of flanges and adapters are available. Where high precision coaxial installation is required, such as in presses, a double-sided, centering seat is available. Three of the sensors have a longitudinal, central bore for use with ejector tools and the standard accessories kit includes a steel screw-on cap, to protect the radial cable outlet, mounting adapters and threaded bushes. The compact size, simple installation, wide measuring range, overload tolerance and value for money combined with a long, virtually maintenance free working life make the sensors ideal for use in a wide variety of manufacturing applications.

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Title Annotation:What's New?; quality assurance
Publication:Engineering Designer
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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