Kistler, a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the Type 5630M Series of high-performance process data collectors, designed to offer manufacturers and OEM machine builders with enhanced manufacturing data storage, process visualization and long-term analysis capabilities.
Manufacturers have long used statistical process control (SPC) and statistical analysis to ensure predictability, conformity and waste reduction, as well as to find simple solutions to complex problems. With increasing customer-driven process monitoring demands, simple data collection and analysis are no longer enough. Long-term data storage, as part of the collection process, must also be incorporated to maintain appropriate documentation confirming that a product conforms to a given process. The ability to view data or reproduce the event and analyze that process long after it has occurred becomes an invaluable tool.
With technology developed in collaboration with some of the world's leading engine manufacturers, the new Kistler Type 5630M Series was developed to include all processes that a customer would need for long-term viewing. By assigning a unique part or serial number to each data file, a user can quickly search, locate and view all historical process data. The part search screen, or dashboard, can be user-customized to display an image of the component, allowing for a clear visual representation of the process, as well as the interactive capability for the user to select the area or process portion that the engineer wishes to view. The Type 5630M Series also offers a statistical process analysis module, which allows the user to select a specific manufacturing application, along with an associated date range, to display various statistics, including mean values, standard deviations, Six-Sigma statistical measurements of Cp and Cpk, and others, within a single screen view.
Kistler Type 5630M Series software is designed for compatibility with most Microsoft Windows operating systems, to allow easy connectivity to IT infrastructure, with the added capability to backup data and ensure compliance with various IT software requirements. The unit is placed on an industry-proven industrial PC and can be ordered with a free-standing NEMA 12 enclosure. A standard 115 V power supply source is required for operation.