Winterthur, April 2018 – Kistler's newly developed Type 5074A data acquisition unit breaks new ground in industrial charge amplifier technology. This unit is currently the only amplifier on the market for piezoelectric sensors with communication consistently based on Industrial Ethernet (IE). For the first time, plant and machinery manufacturers can now integrate any desired piezoelectric sensors directly into a real time-capable Ethernet system, so they can easily make settings on the measurement amplifier via the control.
It is increasingly evident that industrial production is switching over from analog to digital systems. This is because data communication is becoming more and more complex due to the requirements for optimized processes. As we move towards Industry 4.0, older bus systems are gradually reaching the limits of their performance capability – and at the same time, the Industrial Ethernet appears to be gaining ground as the global communication standard. For every customer who wants to be at the forefront of these developments, Kistler offers an entirely new kind of solution for piezoelectric measurement data acquisition: the Type 5074A charge amplifier.
The Type 5074A charge amplifier is an ideal choice for monitoring and optimizing industrial press-fit, assembly and joining processes, among many others. Complete digitization means that the new unit enables direct communication up to amplifier level. This charge amplifier features numerous measuring functions, making it the perfect product for all applications that call for dynamic and quasi-static measurements via Industrial Ethernet.