Superb Signal Quality – Simple to Configure
Cabling and configuration are far simpler because there is no need for auxiliary devices – and what's more, the signal quality is improved. With measuring ranges from ±1,000 pC up to ±1,000,000 pC, signals of different sizes can be acquired with high resolution.
Wide Frequency Range
Depending on the selected charge range, the usable frequency range is up to 20 kHz and a sample rate of up to 50.8 kSps is possible. And this module offers another impressive advantage for less dynamic applications: quasi-static measurements are possible down to almost 0 Hz, so (for example) slow force sequences can be acquired.
Piezoelectric Technology: Take Full Advantage of Its Strengths
One characteristic of piezoelectric sensors is their impressively broad, high-resolution measurement range. A force sensor prestressed with one meganewton can accurately measure signals in the range of just a few newtons without difficulty. Because piezoelectric sensors are so rigid, they offer very high natural frequencies that allow a wide utilization spectrum – so they are ideal for very fast processes. Another benefit: the extremely wide temperature range allows these sensors to measure where other technologies have to admit defeat.
Measuring Force, Pressure and Acceleration
Thanks to Kistler's 5171A charge amplifier module, all of these advantages are now conveniently available for use in real-time applications with NI's CompactRIOTM system – for force, pressure and torque signals alike.
Ideal for Test Bench Use, Research, Mobile Data Acquisition and Process Monitoring
Piezoelectric measurement technology is an especially attractive choice for research, development and laboratory use. Potential applications include mobile data acquisition, process monitoring and smaller-scale test bench systems. Direct integration means substantially lower development costs.