Indicating in the Development Departments: Calibration, Thermodynamics and Mechanics
KiBox supplies users with information on combustion, injection valve and ignition control – for example, to optimize engine mapping with the ECU calibration system. Data can then be processed and visualized, e.g. in the usual INCA environment.
On engine test benches, KiBox assists e.g. with thermodynamic research, basic parameterization of the engine control, and with the calibration of knock control or knock detection. When used as a monitoring system, it detects violations of limiting values, notifies them to the automation system and stores the relevant raw data with a history of events preceding and following.
Onboard System for Mobile Operation
Compact design, modular vehicle accessories and sensor connections on the front make KiBox ideal for mobile use. All the measurement parameters can be configured on the clearly structured intuitive user interface.
KiBox supports sensors with automatic sensor identification (PiezoSmart®). Signals are parameterized automatically with the help of an electronic datasheet (TEDS); the sensor runtime is recorded and stored for diagnosis.
CrankSmart® for Optimum Data Quality
The challenge: to optimize measurement data quality for vehicle indication in transient engine mode with strong torsional vibrations. The response: Kistler's experts joined with the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines, Stuttgart (FKFS) to develop an innovative, time-saving process: CrankSmart® − so Kistler's KiBox can operate with the vehicle's own crank angle sensor.
Flexible Interfaces for Compatibility
Measurements and evaluations with KiBox are easy to configure, so they can quickly be adapted to individual requirements. A universal test bench interface means that KiBox can be integrated into commonly used automation systems such as Morphee, Puma and Stars.
KiBox supports virtual channels, so the number of available channels is high. Multiplexed ignition or injection signals from several cylinders can now be connected to one current probe input, so ignition or injection timing calculations can be performed for all cylinders.
With the need of additional physical channels two KiBox systems can be cascaded* to double the channel amount. Both devices are handled by the software as one system.
*accessory 2633A… required
User specific calculations
By means of the user formula individual real time calculations can be implemented easily. Therefor the software provides a program code editor (for Matlab syntax related source code). An import/export function offers an easy sharing with colleagues. In the download area some examples and valuable extended calculations can be downloaded.
This service is for free and will be updated continuously. Within the scope of our KiBox services we will support you by developing your own algorithms or program codes if required. Therefor please request your local Kistler contact person.
You can find additional documentation, data sheets and operating instructions for the Kistler KiBox here.