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Kistler Releases Quartz High-Pressure Sensor

By DE Editors

Kistler North America has released the Type 6215 quartz-based, high-precision pressure sensor, for meeting the rigorous application demands of internal ballistics; closed bomb testing; weapons discharge and cartridge chamber testing; and other extreme high-pressure measurement requirements.

Design of the Kistler Type 6215 incorporates a quartz crystal sensing element and front sealed diaphragm, packaged together within a rugged, stainless steel housing.

Offered with a measurement range from 0 to 6,000 BAR (0 to 87,000 psi), the Type 6215 features a high-impedance output and sensitivity of -1.4 pC/bar (-0.1 pC/psi) with a natural frequency of >240 kHz. Units are rugged to 25,000 g shock, with a 1 µ rise time and < ±1% FSO linearity specification across all pressure ranges. Depending upon desired measurement configuration, the Type 6215 may also be installed with an optional (sold separately) protective shield or diaphragm protection.  In particular, thermal shields or plates further reduce the potential for thermal shock errors and diaphragm protection provides resistance to mechanical damage from metal fragments and powder particles. Sensor mounting is achieved via a M10x1 threaded hole.   

For more information, visit Kistler North America.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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