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Surface Mount Accelerometer Series for Implantable Medical Device Applications



November 4, 2010, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division, has announced the expanded availability of the Endevco® 12M series, a family of highly compact, high-sensitivity surface mount piezoelectric accelerometers with no external power requirements, offering 20 years of proven pedigree for high-reliability acceleration measurements within high-volume, implantable OEM medical device and equipment applications.


Weighing just 120 mg and reliably operating in temperatures of up to +150°C, the Endevco® model 12M series features the incorporation of Meggitt’s own proprietary Piezite-type P-8 bimorph sensing element, operating in bender mode. This material offers low base strain sensitivity, low pyroelectric output and extremely high charge output versus size. Advanced manufacturing techniques and materials R&D have propelled Meggitt forward as an industry innovator in these types of piezoelectric sensing technologies. As a result, models within the Endevco® 12M series are routinely incorporated into implantable medical device designs to support such critical applications as patient activity indicators, cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator rate response, implanted pain management device monitoring, blood pressure monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, artificial joint pressure measurements and external and implanted drug therapy systems.


Since 1994, more than six million Endevco®12M series sensors have been successfully incorporated into medical devices, as a means of improving device quality and ultimately, patient care. For detailed technical specifications, drawings or additional information about the Endevco® 12M series or other products available from Meggitt Sensing Systems.


About Meggitt Sensing Systems. Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division (www.meggitt.com), is a leading supplier of high-performance sensing and monitoring systems for physical parameter measurements in extreme environments. It has operated since 1927 through its antecedents—ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research—whose portfolios form the basis of product lines offered by today’s Meggitt Sensing Systems.


Meggitt’s Endevco® range of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, Isotron® and variable capacitance accelerometers, piezoresistive pressure transducers, acoustic sensors, electronic instruments and calibration systems ensure critical accuracy and reliability within aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, medical, power generation, R&D, space and test and measurement applications. Endevco® and Isotron® are registered trademarks of the Meggitt group.







Mr. Gary Oria,

Director of Product Marketing

Meggitt Sensing Systems - Measurement Group

Tel.: 949.276.0486

E-mail: gary.oria@meggitt.com

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