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PCB Piezotronics releases new MEMS Piezoresistive Shock Accelerometers

2000 G Sensor Features Critical Damping and High Over-Shock Survivability

March 1, 2013, Depew, NY - 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 their new 2000 G MEMS, Piezoresistive Shock Accelerometer. Model 3991A112KG piezoresistive shock accelerometers represent state of the art industry technology for miniature, high-amplitude shock sensors, capable of measuring long duration transient motion, as well as responding to and surviving extremely fast rise times typical of a high-G shock event. The units feature critical damping to reduce resonance amplification and mechanical stops for over-range protection. These rugged sensors offer superior survivability to over-range, minimum zero-shift after a shock and high bridge resistance with associated lower power consumption compared to legacy sensors on the market.

The sensors are also available in 20,000 and 60,000 G measurement ranges and are designed to be drop-in mechanical replacements for legacy sensors' two-hole screw mounting. Applications include electronics impact testing, pile drivers, down-hole mineral exploration, drop testing, shot counting for firearms, sport equipment testing and pyro-shock events.

All sensing elements are micro-machined in-house at a PCB® where our vertically integrated manufacturing allows complete control of product quality. Each PCB® sensor is tested to its full over-shock limit prior to calibration and is supplied with a standard 10 VDC calibration or optional user defined values. Packaged and OEM surface mount configurations are offered to fulfill a variety of installation requirements. Recommended signal conditioners include Model 482C27 four-channel and Model 483C28 eight-channel ICP® and DC bridge amplifiers.

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

March 2013

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