Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
New accelerometer combines low noise with wide range from DC to 2,000Hz
If you need a triaxial accelerometer that combines wide frequency range from, DC to 2kHz with exceptionally low noise, the choice has been very limited until now.
The new Type 8396A triax from Kistler has those characteristics plus excellent linearity and an integral signal amplifier for an analog voltage output all in a miniature, titanium housing weighing only 30 grams. With six ranges from 2g to 200g these new MEMS accelerometers are the answer to most demanding applications from automotive durability testing and road load data and aviation flutter testing to bridge structural monitoring and railway rolling stock testing and monitoring.
The new Type 8396A accelerometer uses a MEMS variable capacitance, silicon sensing element to simultaneously measures acceleration and/or low-frequency vibration in three mutually perpendicular axes from DC to 2,000Hz. The integrated signal amplifier provides a wide range of industry standard output signals options to interface with most current DAQ systems. The sensing element and electronics are contained in a lightweight, hermetically sealed, welded titanium housing with either a circular 9 pin connector or an integral cable. Ground isolation is obtained by mounting the sensor using one of range off-ground accessories or by adhesive mounting using the side of the sensor with the integral hard anodized plate.
The combination of wide frequency range, low noise and operating temperature from -55°C to +125°C combined with small size and mass make the new Type 8396A triaxial accelerometer ideal for applications wherever very low frequency measurements need to be made accurately, even under varying temperatures in exposed, outdoor environments.
About the Kistler Group
Kistler is the global leader in dynamic measurement technology for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Cutting-edge technologies provide the basis for Kistler's modular solutions.
Customers in industry and science benefit from Kistler's experience as a development partner, enabling them to optimize their products and processes so as to secure a sustainable competitive edge. The owner-managed Swiss company's unique sensor technology plays a key role in the evolution of automobile development and industrial automation, as well as in numerous emerging sectors. With a broad knowledge of applications and an absolute commitment to quality, Kistler is making an important contribution to the further development of current megatrends. This includes topics such as electrified drive technology, automated and connected driving, emission reduction and Industry 4.0.
Some 1860 employees at 61 locations worldwide are dedicated to developing new solutions and offer customized service for individual applications. Since its founding in 1959, the Kistler Group has grown along with its customers, generating sales of CHF 422 million in 2017. Approximately 8% of this went back into research and technology - and thus into achieving better results for all our customers.
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