Kistler’s core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.
A worldwide sales presence of 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensures customer proximity, application support on an individual level and short lead times. With a staff of about 1 000 full time equivalent, the Kistler Group is one of the world’s leading companies for dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved a turnover of 215 million Swiss francs in the 2008 financial year.
KIWAG develops sensors for a comprehensive range of applications, from automotive industry, manufacturing industry, plastic and metal processing, biomechanics, and also for extreme conditions. At one end of the spectrum, piezoelectric and piezoresistive pressure sensors serve to measure minute changes in air pressure. At the other end of the spectre, the sensors provide data on the enormous pressures that arise, for example, in explosive combustion processes. Similarly, force sensors based on piezoelectric or strain gage technology permit measurements ranging from forces in the millinewton range on small switches up to forces in the meganewton range on industrial presses. Finally, piezoelectric and capacitive acceleration sensors are capable of measuring not only minutely small frequencies in the micro-g range (e.g. on buildings) but also shocks generating accelerations of up to 100 000 g.
KIWAG is a pioneer for measuring combustion pressure in engines for combustion and engine development. More than fifty years of experience have generated a steadily growing number of sensors and systems for the most accurate and effective determination of combustion pressure and its derived combustion analysis key figures. Especially for maintenance purposes, KIWAG is offering a range of measuring systems and hand-held devices for monitoring the quality of the combustion process. KIWAG is the development partner of many renowned engine manufacturers and original equipment manufacturer.