PCB Piezotronics - PRODUCT NEWS



PCB Piezotronics, a world leader in vibration, acoustic, pressure, force and torque sensors, has announced a significant reduction in pricing for three of its most popular microphone products following improvements in its manufacturing processes that have led to an increased product yield.

At the same time, the company has published an independent comparison of one of these products with products from three other manufacturers and is also offering a Microphone Handbook.

The company's models 378B02, 377B02 and 130E20 are available with the same high quality as always but now at more competitive pricing than ever following improvements in the manufacturing process. Designed for product testing in anechoic chambers or environmental testing, model 378B02 - a ½ inch pre-polarised free-field condenser microphone and ICP® preamplifier - is now available for £610.00. Model 377B02 - available for £445.00 - is a ½ inch free-field, polarised condenser microphone cartridge that can be paired with any IEC compliant preamplifier. Available for just £189.00, model 130E20 is a ¼ inch ICP® Array microphone with integral preamplifier designed for use in various applications including acoustic holography, beam forming and general purpose audible range test applications.

Offering the same high quality and market leading warranty, PCB Piezotronics three microphones are also available through the company's "On Your Desk Within 5 Days" programme.

The company has also published independent research from government owned internationally accredited test house SP Technical Research Institute in Sweden that made a side-by-side comparison of ½ inch free-field microphones from PCB, B&K, G.R.A.S. and BSWA. The tests compared PCB's 378B02 against its competitors over a number of critical areas to determine if the microphones met both the IEC standards and the vendors' published specifications. The areas tested included sensitivity, dynamic range, frequency range, temperature coefficient, humidity coefficient and stability among others.

Graham Turgoose, managing director PCB Piezotronics Ltd, commented, "In the past few months we have taken several steps to position ourselves for rapid growth in the acoustic test and measurement market including the formation of a dedicated microphone team, introduction of new products, aggressive worldwide pricing and now third party test data validating our product's quality and performance."

He continued, "Combining these with our best-in-class delivery & support and market leading warranty, we feel there is no reason why PCB should be anything other than the microphone vendor of choice."

The free report can be downloaded at http://www.pcb.com/comparemics.aspx

PCB Piezotronics has also published a free Microphone Handbook that provides an in-depth guide covering technology fundamentals & microphone types, selecting & specifying microphones, applicable standards, interfacing & design information, maintenance for microphones & preamplifiers and future developments in acoustics. This publication can be downloaded from http://www.pcb.com/micFlipbook or is available as hard copy from PCB Piezotronics UK.

About PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
PCB Piezotronics is a global supplier of microphones, vibration, pressure, force, torque, load, and strain sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our Platinum Products program ensures fast delivery of over 10,000 sensors that are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. With a customer support team of more than 30 Customer Service Representatives and Application Engineers, PCB® proudly stands behind their products with the services you value most, including a 24-hour SensorLinesm, a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction.

For more information, please contact :-

PCB Piezotronics Ltd.
Tel: +44(0)1462 429710
Fax: +44(0)1462 429798

October 2013

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