Piezoelectric sensors for dynamic high-pressure measurement from Kistler meet the high requirements for airbag testing.

Accurate characterization of airbag components for reliable operation

Thanks to a forty-year track record of pioneering achievements in piezoelectric measuring technology, Kistler has built up the specific application expertise that is essential for capturing highly dynamic events in harsh environments.

Kistler can implement complete measuring systems to characterize high-energy materials. Our portfolio includes piezoelectric pressure sensors for the highest pressures (up to 10,000 bar), high-end data acquisition systems with maximum bandwidths, and flexible analysis software.

Pyrotechnics, vehicle technology as well as security and safety engineering: in all these fields and more, our long-lasting high pressure sensors complemented by our DAQ systems deliver precise measurements for high-pressure applications (up to 10,000 bar) in very dynamic processes.

Reliable measurement of dynamic high pressure applications

Characterization of high-energy materials using pressure measurements sets demanding requirements for various aspects of sensor technology — such as mechanical stability, dynamics, thermal shock and the installation location. Our product portfolio reflects our application-specific expertise, gained over many years of working with pyrotechnic applications, such as airbag and closed vessel testing.

Advantages of dynamic high pressure measurement with Kistler:

  • Piezoelectric high-pressure sensors with high natural frequencies
  • Highly sensitive sensors 
  • Thermal shock optimization and acceleration compensation
  • Tailored accessories for installation, mechanical protection and thermal protection
  • System solutions for rapid data acquisition and evaluation

Reliable and durable measuring solutions


Reduced R&D and quality cost through effective product testing


Improved safety of airbag components or energetic materials


Accurate analysis of extreme pressure peaks


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