THE vibration division of PCB Piezotronics, represented by Davidson Measurement , has introduced a new miniature Model 356A01 ICP accelerometer designed for performing shock and vibration studies in space-restricted locations, and on very small, lightweight structures.
The sensor has a 6.35mm2 footprint, and weighs one gram without the cable, for minimal mass loading effects of the test article.
It has an integral low noise cable and is adhesively mounted to the test article to simultaneously measure three orthogonal axes.
The accelerometer is suitable for measuring vibration in small electrical components, scaled models, and biomedical research.
It is structured with a shear mode, piezoceramic sensing element and built-in signal conditioning microelectronics to produce clean, low-impedance voltage output signals capable of being transmitted over long cable lengths.
The unit has a sensitivity of 5mV/g, measurement range of 1000g (peak), and operating temperature range from -54ºC to +121ºC.
Additional features include a hermetically-sealed, titanium housing, with a side-connector to minimise strain on the integral cable, and a 10,000g shock limit.