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Publication Date: 08/1/2010
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Kistler Enhances Triaxial Force Links
Improved and updated sensors.
Amherst, NY — Kistler Instrument Corporation has made important enhancements to its three-component triaxial force link product range, to include expanded measurement capabilities from ±1.8k to ±33.7k lbf and other design enhancements for greater measurement flexibility and performance.

The company's three-component dynamic force links are compact, fully calibrated and preloaded for reliable high-precision dynamic force measurements. They operate in three orthogonal directions — in both tension and compression modes — across a variety of applications, regardless of the acting point of the force — providing a large usable frequency range. All dynamic sensing elements are housed in a rust-free, sealed stainless steel housing. General product line improvements to all of the company's three-component triaxial force link models include improved resolution and an expanded operating temperature range of -40 to +248°F (-40 to +120°C), reduced hysteresis, an optional IP67 rated environmental sealing and plug connection via highly robust V3 multi-pole connector, which replaces the legacy three 10-32 neg. connection. The newer versions are drop-in replacements for legacy models, and use the same cable type as those with Types 93x7C already introduced. Specific enhancements to the Kistler Type 9327C triaxial quartz force link include a more rigid construction and expanded measurement range of ±0.8k lbf across the x and y axes (previously ±0.6k lbf) ±1.8k lbf across the z-axis (previously ±1.1k lbf).

Typical applications for Kistler triaxial force links include cutting force measurements within metal cutting processes; crash test collision forces; rocket motor recoil forces; vibrating table and friction forces; biomechanical ground reaction forces and feedback studies, road and test bed vehicle force; and wind tunnel balance applications.

Contact: Kistler Instrument Corp., 75 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228 888-547-8537 or 716-691-5100 fax: 716-691-5226 E-mail: Web:

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