Accelerometer designed for automotive and off-highway tests

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The Vibration division of PCB Piezotronics has announced new series 3713, a high sensitivity, MEMS DC (steady-state) response accelerometer, capable of measuring accelerations in a variety of automotive and off-highway testing applications.

The series 3713 accelerometer is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and +/-5000 g pk (49,033m/s2 pk) shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available, from 3-200 g, with a frequency response from DC to 1500Hz (+/-10 per cent).

Each sensor incorporates built-in conditioning electronics that provide amplification to the sensing elements and temperature compensated output. The footprint for the series 3713 is a one-inch (28mm) cube in a welded titanium case, with a choice of either hermetic connector or integral cable.

The accelerometer is well-suited to applications such as brake deceleration compliance certification, durability testing of vehicle radiators and air coolers, roll stiffness/static rollover threshold tests, vehicle and component test chamber instrumentation, and NVH and multi-axis motion test platforms.

Any vibration-sensing application requiring DC acceleration, high resolution, and high sensitivity, yet able to survive high-g events, will benefit from this new accelerometer.

08 September 2006

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