Contact Elements help transmit pressure signals within injection molds.

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Contact elements Type 1712A... and Type 1714A... facilitates transmission of pressure signals within injection molds by providing electrical connection between cables in different mold components. During mold assembly, these cables are connected via contacts of both elements. Products eliminate need for sensor cables to be guided through several mold plates and support 1- or 4-channel elements, depending on number of cavities.

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Contact Elements Allow Easy Equipment of Complex Injection Molding Tools with Pressure Sensors for Quality Assurance

Kistler, leading technology provider in the global market for sensors and process monitoring and quality assurance systems for injection molding, now offers contact elements for easy transmission of pressure signals within injection molds.

Contact elements Type 1712A... and Type 1714A... provide the electrical connection between cables in different mold components. During mold assembly, these cables are connected via the contacts of both elements.

In contrast to conventional connection systems, contact elements facilitate the equipment of complex, state-of-the-art, modular injection molds with pressure sensor systems. This way, sensor cables need no longer be guided through several mold plates. The individual cables in the plates lead to contact elements, which are automatically connected during installation.

Damaged cables or time-consuming and costly, complicated handling of cables during sensor and mold installation are a thing of the past.

Depending on the number of cavities, 1-channel or 4-channel elements are supported.

4-channel elements allow the transmission of up to four sensor signals within one contact element. Single-Wire cables simply plug into contact elements.

Background: the Cavity Pressure Curve
In injection molding, the cavity pressure curve serves as the fingerprint for the forming of molded parts and is the most significant value for the assessment of part quality.

As the supplier of the world's largest and widest range of sensors for all injection molding techniques, a simple connection technology and networkable systems that are intuitively easy to operate, Kistler is the only manufacturer offering a one-stop shop for tools for integrated monitoring in the field of injection molding. Kistler is the world's leading manufacturer of pressure and temperature sensors for use in the plastics processing industry.

Kistler Group
Kistler's core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Kistler's know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation. Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics. A worldwide sales presence in the form of 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensures customer proximity, application support on an individual level and short lead times. With a staff of about 1 000, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 166 million Swiss Francs in the 2009 financial year.

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