Kistler North America Introduces Process Data Collectors


Novi, Michigan, USA - Kistler (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the Type 5630M Series of high-performance process data collectors, designed to offer manufacturers and OEM machine builders with enhanced manufacturing data storage, process visualization and long-term analysis capabilities.

Manufacturers have long used statistical process control (SPC) and statistical analysis to ensure predictability, conformity and waste reduction, as well as to find simple solutions to complex problems. With increasing customer-driven process monitoring demands, simple data collection and analysis are no longer enough. Long-term data storage, as part of the collection process, must also be incorporated to maintain appropriate documentation confirming that a product conforms to a given process. The ability to view data or reproduce the event and analyze that process long after it has occurred becomes an invaluable tool.

With technology developed in collaboration with some of the world's leading engine manufacturers, the new Kistler Type 5630M Series was developed to include all processes that a customer would need for long-term viewing. By assigning a unique part or serial number to each data file, a user can quickly search, locate and view all historical process data. The part search screen, or dashboard, can be user-customized to display an image of the component, allowing for a clear visual representation of the process, as well as the interactive capability for the user to select the area or process portion that the engineer wishes to view. The Type 5630M Series also offers a statistical process analysis module, which allows the user to select a specific manufacturing application, along with an associated date range, to display various statistics, including mean values, standard deviations, Six-Sigma statistical measurements of Cp and Cpk, and others, within a single screen view.

Kistler Type 5630M Series software is designed for compatibility with most Microsoft Windows® operating systems, to allow easy connectivity to IT infrastructure, with the added capability to backup data and ensure compliance with various IT software requirements. The unit is placed on an industry-proven industrial PC and can be ordered with a free-standing NEMA 12 enclosure. A standard 115V power supply source is required for operation.

Kistler Type 5630M Series process data collectors are ideal for use in any powertrain application, such as engine seat and guide, transmission or axle assembly. In addition, with its customizable dashboard interface, it can be configured for any number of automotive component manufacturing process operations, as well as plastics and medical process data collection applications where long-term data storage is required. For additional details, drawings and specifications, please contact Kistler North America toll-free (in the US & Canada) at 1-888-KISTLER, via email at sales.us@kistler.com or visit www.kistler.com.

About Kistler North America:

Kistler North America (www.kistler.com), a Kistler group company, is a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, as well as related electronics and software serving the automotive, aerospace, industrial, metal processing, plastic injection molding, R&D and testing & evaluation communities. Kistler products, ISO certified since 1994, are well recognized for performance, quality and reliability. With global headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland and established North American operations since 1955, Kistler's expansive global sales presence is supported by the activities of 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring customer proximity, individualized application support and short product lead times. K-Beam®, PiezoStar® and PiezoBeam® are registered trademarks of Kistler. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Technical:

Bill Taylor

Application Manager - Manufacturing

Kistler North America

Tel: +317-507-2497

bill.taylor@kistler.com

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