Amherst , NY – A new pressure sensor for engine research advances the state-of-the-art in simplified, exacting measurement performance from Kistler Instrument. The piezoelectric sensor type 6045A is designed around a unique PiezoStar ® crystal element which has a sensitivity of -45 pC/bar. This higher level signal reduces data compromising effects and eases signal conditioning. The crystal element output remains linear at elevated temperatures by resisting thermal influences thus eliminating the need for water cooling. With low thermal shock, in high impedance, charge mode operation this unit meets the demands of test track tuning. Both thermodynamic investigations and knock measurements can be made with a M8 X 0.75 access hole.
The sensor mounting incorporates a shoulder seal design for efficient heat control. The 6045A sensor is compatible with common laboratory charge amplifiers. It is interchangeable with Kistler water-cooled style 6041A. From simplified mechanical support to highly precise data characteristics, this sensor series can establish basic engine performance as well as help optimize engine efficiency parameters.