Low Cost, Low Power Triaxial Accelerometer for High g Impact Measurements

Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) has just released to production its low cost Model 8102 triaxial accelerometer.  This CE and RoHS compliant piezoelectric sensor features an amplified output and is packaged in a rugged aluminum or stainless steel housing with an integral 60 inch cable assembly. It is offered in ranges from ±50 through ±6000g and boasts low current consumption. This COTS sensor features an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C .

The low profile plug and play Model 8102 was specifically designed for high-g impact measurements. Typical uses include, but are not limited to, mining, pile driving, structure demolition, IED explosive effects, vehicle impact, weapons and ammunition testing. Designed for screw mounting, this device provides a flat frequency response to 6000Hz with linearity of ±1% FSO. This accelerometer operates from 3.0 - 5.5Vdc excitation and offers a full scale output swing equal to ½ of excitation voltage. 

Each unit is packaged with an NIST traceable calibration certificate. These devices are EAR99 export compliant and warranted for a period of one year from date of shipment to original purchaser to be free from defects in material and workmanship. 

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems. The company produces a wide variety of sensors and transducers to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration, torque, position, temperature, humidity, fluid properties, mass air flow and photo optics. Measurement Specialties uses multiple advanced technologies – including  piezo-resistive, electro-optic, electro-magnetic, variable reluctance, magneto resistive, digital encoders, thermistors, thermocouples, RTDs, capacitive, resonant beam, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges to engineer sensors that operate accurately and cost-effectively in customers' applications.


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