Kistler ist Weltmarktführer für dynamische Messtechnik zur Erfassung von Druck, Kraft, Drehmoment und Beschleunigung. Spitzentechnologien bilden die Basis der modularen Lösungen von Kistler.
Als erfahrener Entwicklungspartner ermöglicht Kistler seinen Kunden in Industrie und Wissenschaft, Produkte und Prozesse zu optimieren und nachhaltige Wettbewerbsvorteile zu schaffen. Das inhabergeführte Schweizer Unternehmen prägt durch seine einzigartige Sensortechnologie zukünftige Innovationen in der Automobilentwicklung und Industrieautomation sowie zahlreichen aufstrebenden Branchen. Mit einem breiten Anwendungswissen und der absoluten Verpflichtung zu Qualität leistet Kistler einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung aktueller Megatrends. Dazu gehören Themen wie elektrifizierte Antriebstechnologie, autonomes Fahren, Emissionsreduktion und Industrie 4.0.
Rund 2 000 Mitarbeitende an 61 Standorten weltweit widmen sich der Entwicklung neuer Lösungen und bieten anwendungsspezifische Services vor Ort. Seit der Gründung 1959 wächst die Kistler Gruppe gemeinsam mit ihren Kunden und erzielte 2017 einen Umsatz von CHF 422 Millionen. Rund 8 % davon fliessen zurück in Forschung und Technologie – und damit in bessere Ergebnisse für alle Kunden.
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The ComoNeo process monitoring system uses the measurement values (such as temperature and pressure curves) from the injection molds to monitor and evaluate the quality of an injection molded part. For this purpose, the system checks whether a specified value is reached or exceeded in the profile, with the help of defined evaluation objects (EOs) that are set either manually or automatically.
The ComoNeo monitoring system analyzes quality-relevant sections of the measurement curves captured via the measurement functions, with the help of defined Evaluation Objects – known as EOs. To do this, ComoNeo verifies whether the curves pass through the evaluation objects as predefined. If so, ComoNeo generates an “OK” result; otherwise, the result is “Not OK” (NOK). This allows sorting into good and bad parts. The EOs are set either manually or with the help of an intelligent assistance function. Additional practical tools are also at the user’s disposal: online quality prediction based on statistical test planning, and the Restart Assistant.
Benefits of Kistler systems:
Monitoring process stability
Automated detection of process deviations, including notifications to the user
Transparent process control and production monitoring during qualification (OQ and PQ)
OPC-UA communication to transfer part-specific process data to external databases for documentation purposes
Integrated DoE interface for simpler determination of process limits, including documentation
Analysis and correlation of process data with part-specific characteristics (Stasa QC)
Assistance systems for process monitoring and process restart
Calibration is a must for a quality system including continuous and reliable management of measurement devices in or aside production.
Kistler holds own accredited calibration laboratories according to ISO 17025 and offers onsite calibration services at customer site.
For medical industry applications, the on-site calibration is preferred provided as calibration “in position”, avoiding to remove the sensors from the installed place.
In position calibration means Kistler is calibrating the full production measuring chain as mounted during production, normally by just replacing the device produced with our traceable reference sensor. The reference sensor is small and rugged enough to be positioned in a feasible adapter.
Apart from low down time and less risk of any process intervention or re-certification, this process provides the lowest uncertainty available since all further uncertainties like installation, not aligned forces etc. are taken into consideration with this process.
The periodic calibration ensures a 100% quality control of the measurement devices during production over lifetime.
XY Monitors and Systems for Process Monitoring with 100% Quality in Manufacturing, Assembly and Product Testing
The user can apply evaluation objects in order to adapt the curve evaluation to the individual monitoring task. Based on this specification, the maXYmos BL and TL can check each workpiece and decide whether the part is good or bad.
The shape of the measurement curve allow the quality of individual manufacturing steps, assembly groups or even an entire product to be monitored and controlled in real-time.
In-process monitoring of joining and assembly processes
Early detection of quality variations in the production process
Transparency in product process enables fast feedback
These slim sensors are designed for dynamic and quasistatic tensile and compression forces. Depending on the design of the sensor, it is possible to measure small forces in measuring ranges between –0,5 ... 0,5 N to –500 ... 500 N. As a result of the high sensitivity of the integrated measuring element and special constructive measures during force application, the sensors' threshold is less than one millinewton. The sensors have a sealed housing and are designed for use in industry and the laboratory.
3 calibrated measuring ranges
Highly sensitive, for forces from 1 mN
For tensile and compression forces
Slim design for small sensor distances
Due to their slim geometry, the sensors are especially suitable for confined spaces, e.g., to simultaneously measure objects that are placed close together. Due to the special property of the piezoelectric measuring element – almost constant measurement accuracy over a wide force range – the same sensor can be used across a large force spectrum. This advantage is further supported by the possibility of switching between measuring ranges by using appropriate amplifiers (ICAM Type 5073A...). This makes it possible to measure highly diverse parts at the same measuring station. The 'wide range measuring chain' also offers decisive advantages for use in a laboratory, where frequent sensor changes are part of everyday work. In addition, the extremely high overload protection when using the lower measuring ranges means there is no need for costly protective measures.