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PCB Piezotronics announces improved Explosion and Blast Pressure Sensor

PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology, is pleased to announce the release of the improved Model 137B23 quartz, free-field, ICP® blast pressure pencil probe. The Model 137B23 has been improved for durability and alignment by lowering the parts count by 40% and the internal connections by 50%.

The pencil probes continue to feature an extremely fast microsecond response time, with resonant frequencies to 500 kHz. The blast pressure pencil probes are designed for a broad range of explosion, blast and shockwave testing. Applications include measuring blast pressure in free-field or closed bunker arenas to obtain peak pressure, total impulse, shockwave and time-of-arrival measurements often used to study blast effects on structures, vehicles and humans.

ICP® technology features integral microelectronics that provides a high signal-to-noise ratio compared to silicon semiconductor sensing technologies, which require external amplification. The high-level 5 V output signal is capable of driving long cable runs hundreds of feet in length, to a safe zone for data acquisition. Sensors are frequency tailored to capture both peak pressure and total impulse calculations.

About Aerospace & Defense Division PCB's Aerospace & Defense division specializes in products and programs developed exclusively for the global aerospace, civil and military aviation, defense, homeland security and test & measurement markets.

Products include space-rated high temperature and high-g shock accelerometers; space-qualified hardware; sensors and instrumentation for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), for UAV's, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and ground vehicles; system electronics; combustion monitoring pressure sensors; high temperature engine vibration monitoring sensors; launch and separation shock sensors; Active Noise Cancellation products; and aircraft hydraulic pressure sensors, among others.

Typical applications include vibration and fatigue testing; qualification testing; aircraft and engine ground testing, flutter and flight testing; blast pressure and hydraulic system pressure measurements; structural dynamics; engine vibration monitoring; launch and separation shock studies; pressure, wind tunnel and aerodynamic studies; aircraft and ground vehicle prognostics; and noise cancellation applications. For more information visit www.pcb.com/aerospace.



About IMI-Sensors
IMI-Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, is the world's largest manufacturer of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation such as accelerometers, vibration transmitters, and switches. These sensors, featuring rugged stainless steel housings, survive in harsh environments like paper mills, steel mills, mines, water treatment facilities, and power plants. Integrating with portable analyzers and PLC's, IMI instrumentation helps maintenance departments reduce downtime and protect critical machinery. IMI's fast delivery Platinum Products include industrial accelerometers and accessories all covered by a Lifetime Warranty and guaranteed to be in stock. Visit us at www.imi-sensors.com.


About PCB Piezotronics
PCB Piezotronics is a world leader in the manufacture of piezoelectric quartz sensors, accelerometers and associated electronics for the measurement of dynamic pressure, force and vibration. The company's ICP® sensors incorporating microelectronic signal conditioning circuitry within the sensor housing are an industry standard and their widespread popularity has made PCB Piezotronics an enduring success worldwide. The company's mission statement - Total Customer Satisfaction - is not only supported by products that offer outstanding value but also by an industry exclusive Lifetime Warranty Plus.
PCB and ICP are registered trademarks of PCB Group, Inc.

For more information, please contact :-

PCB Piezotronics Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1462 429710
Fax: +44(0)1462 429798
Email:
ukinfo@pcb.com
Website:
www.pcbsensors.co.uk

October 2012

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