With the new software update V2.1, Kistler’s KiBox can now be used directly on engine test benches, as well for mobile applications in vehicles on the road. Additional new features also broaden the scope of use for KiBox: new calculation options, added virtual channels and valuable expert functions. Developed in close collaboration with customers, this software can now be downloaded free of charge from Kistler's website.
KiBox Cockpit V2.1 for Use on Engine Test Benches
Kistler's KiBox is now fully usable on test benches with the update to version 2.1. A universal test bench interface means that it can be integrated into commonly used automation systems such as Morphee, PUMA Open and Stars. This makes it possible not only to control the combustion analysis system but also to output measurands to the automation system, opening up a host of potential applications for users.
Extended Hardware Compatibility
KiBox Cockpit V2.1 supports accurate determination of the Top Dead Center (TDC) with the help of a capacitive TDC probe. This is an extremely useful feature, especially for high-precision test bench measurements. Another benefit of the new software: Kistler's new Type 4665B piezoresistive amplifier with automatic sensor identification (PiezoSmart®) and analog sensor temperature output is now supported as well. This marks a further logical advance in the concept for shared use of Kistler's SCP (Signal Conditioning Platform) components.
Added Virtual Channels
The new software introduces virtual channels to increase the number of available channels. 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.
Calculations and Expert Functions
Several new features make the Kistler KiBox more efficient, more precise and more convenient for users: new calculation methods and calculations such as ‘indicated torque’, a general statistics package and additional expert functions for data display and analysis.
Key Features at a Glance:
- Support of piezoresistive amplifier Type 4665B
- TDC determination from capacitive probe
- Multicylinder function (Demultiplex)
- Extended IMEP calculation
- CDM and Trigger
- General statistics calculations
- TDC determination from cylinder pressure: extended functions
- Improved display refreshrate
- New diagram type: X/Y
- Improved/extended Ifile, MDF, CSV conversions
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Close Collaboration with Customers
Kistler provides individual support to numerous OEMs by acting as a powerful development partner. Thanks to customized solutions and a range of services tailored to clients' requirements, Kistler meets the most diverse challenges – always on the basis of eye-to-eye relationships with customers. The new software KiBox Cockpit V2.1 was developed in close collaboration with customers.
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