Kistler North America (Novi, MI) has introduced a new family of single axis
and triaxial lightweight, miniature PiezoBeam(R) IEPE accelerometers with
optional TEDS, designed for the multi-channel modal and structural analysis
of small or thin-walled structures, components and subsystems, as well as
full vehicle testing within automotive, aerospace, commercial aviation and
general laboratory testing environments. The single axis Kistler Type 8640A
weighs just 3.5 grams. Offered in ranges of ±5 g, ±10 g and ±50 g with
sensitivities from 1000 mV/g to 100 mV/g, the sensor’s ceramic cantilever
beam sensing element is thermally compensated using patented methods that
allow it to emit an electrical charge proportional to vibration. For
simultaneous vibration measurements in three orthogonal axes, Kistler offers
the Type 8688A precision PiezoBeam(R) IEPE triaxial modal accelerometer. The
Type 8688A weighs just 6.7 grams (for 1000 mV/g) and is available in ranges
of ±5 g, ±10 g and ±50 g, with choice of 1000 mV/g, 500 mV/g or 100 mV/g
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