Measurement Specialities Inc. - PRODUCT NEWS

Rugged DC Accelerometers bring Low-cost, High-performance Measurement to Critical Structural Monitoring

MEMS technology provides high resolution, stable performance at lowest price point

Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), offers two new low-cost DC accelerometers that provide long term, stable measurements in structural and vibration monitoring applications. The rugged, high-performance Model 4020 and Model 4030 deliver MEMS capacitive sensing technologies and state-of-the-art microelectronics at a very low cost.

By combining a durable, IP65-rated house with attributes such as a low pass filter output that enhances signal processing for stable operation, these accelerometers provide high resolution measurement and long term stability in critical structural applications. Specific uses include low frequency vibration monitoring, motion measurements and structural monitoring as well as tilt and inclination measurement.

The low noise, signal conditioned sensors are available in either a ±2 g or a ±6 g full scale dynamic measurement range, and are offered in a dual-axial (Model 4020) or triaxial (Model 4030) configuration. Sensitivity is 1,000 mV/g and 333 mV/g, respectively, for the ±2 g and ±6 g dynamic ranges.

Across both dynamic ranges, the sensors offer a frequency response of 0 Hz to 200 Hz, non-linearity of ±1% FSO and transverse sensitivity of more than 3%. Zero acceleration output is 2.5 V (±1), excitation voltage is 5 VDC to 30 VDC and excitation current is 4 mA.

The sensors’ shock limit is 2,000 g and operating temperature is -40°C to +85°C with a thermal zero shift of ±4% FSO and a thermal sensitivity shift of ±5%.

The molded, rugged housing is nylon 6-6 with 305 GF and brass inserts at the mounting holes. Each sensor weighs 50 grams and can be securely screw-mounted using two 1/4" or M6 screws. An integral #24 AWG cable is included for easy connection.

Technical Specifications:

* DC response, silicon MEMS technology
* Low-cost, rugged, high-performance sensors for structural monitoring
* ±2 g or ±6 g dynamic ranges
* Bi-axial (4020) and triaxial (4030) versions available
* Pricing and delivery information dependent on quantity.

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Measurement Specialties, Inc. is now part of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), a $14 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today's increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what's possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our design engineers partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –

February 2015

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