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Lightweight, Miniature Triaxial IEPE Accelerometer Family

 

 

June 1, 2010, Amherst, New York, USA – Kistler Instrument Corporation has announced the North American market debut of *Type 8766A*, a new range of lightweight, miniature triaxial PiezoStar® IEPE accelerometers. These high-precision sensors offer simultaneous shock and vibration measurement capabilities in three orthogonal axes, with exceptional stability and performance across a very wide range of frequencies and operating temperatures.

 

Available in ranges of ±50 g, ±250 g and ±500 g, the low-noise *Type 8766A*incorporates Kistler’s own proprietary PiezoStar® shear element crystal technology, together with high-gain internal hybrid microelectronics, to produce a sensor that can reliably operate over a wide dynamic frequency range, yet offer ultra low sensitivity variation over its operating temperature range, with high immunity to base strain errors. Sensing elements of the *Type 8766A* are housed within a welded, hermetically sealed, low-mass titanium housing, weighing just 3.7 grams, with choice of a ј-28 style connector for automotive applications and a M4.5 mini four-pin connector for aviation and space applications, or other environments where lowest mass and highest frequency response are typically required. Available options include a high temperature version to +329°F (+165°C) and TEDS capabilities for larger channel count applications.

 

With its unique performance characteristics, the *Type 8766A* range may be used within high-temperature automotive modal and structural analysis applications, such as transmission or engine testing, while still maintaining accurate data readings. In addition, the sensors can be used across of a variety of in-laboratory, ground and airborne aerospace applications with minimal sensitivity shift over the full operating temperature range.

 

 

 

 

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Bill Zwolinski

Product Manager

Kistler Instrument Corporation

Tel.: +716-812-9933

Fax: +41 52 224 14 14

E-mail: info@kistler.com

 

 

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