Sherborne Sensors Limited - PRODUCT NEWS

Sherborne Sensors announces North American debut of
A700 Series MEMS Solid State Accelerometers, accurate to ±1 milli-g.

Sherborne Sensors (, a global leader in the design and manufacture of inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers, load cells, rotary encoders, instrumentation and accessories for industrial, military and aerospace customers, has announced the North American debut of the A700 series, a range of high-precision MEMS-based (variable capacitive) solid state accelerometers, designed to measure single or dual axis vector acceleration, in applications where space is at a premium.

Available in ranges from ±0.5 to ±5.0g, with DC response capabilities, the Sherborne Sensors A700 series features an advanced MEMS sensor, incorporating air damping. Unlike fluid-damped devices, air damping is essentially independent of temperature, which enables the transducer to reliably perform over a very wide temperature range. Units are fully compensated for the effects of temperature on both sensitivity and zero. This range of accelerometers also incorporates positive mechanical stops in a lightweight (less than 50 grams) durable aluminum alloy package, conferring excellent shock resistance, and providing reliable over-ranging protection.

Sherborne Sensors A700 series accelerometers are designed to operate from an unregulated DC power source, with a self-test feature on both axes. They are supplied with an integral shielded sensor cable with built-in strain relief, which may also be fitted with an optional electrical connector. An available model variant incorporates a temperature sensor, which enables each unit to be individually characterized over its operational temperature range. A supplied characteristic error correction equation helps minimize measurement uncertainties due to zero offset, sensitivity error and linearity, thermal zero shift and thermal sensitivity shift. By entering equation coefficients into the host operating software, cost-effective, high-precision measurements, with accuracies better than ±1milli g, may be achieved.

The A700 series range is ideally suited for a variety of applications, including data acquisition systems, crash recorders, fatigue life monitoring and prediction, mass transit monitoring and deceleration controls, high speed railway fault detection equipment, military and civil flight simulators, as well as geophysical and seismic studies. All A700 series accelerometers are 100% tested and calibrated at the factory prior to shipment, and are accompanied by a two-year comprehensive warranty. Units are also included under the new Sherborne Sensors Guaranteed On-Time Delivery program. For additional details, drawings and specifications, please contact Sherborne Sensors toll-free (in the US & Canada) at 1-877-486-1766 or on +44 (0) 870 444 0728 (worldwide), or by visiting

About Sherborne Sensors:
Sherborne Sensors is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-precision inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers and load cells, rotary encoders, instrumentation and accessories for industrial, military and aerospace customers. Products offered under the Sherborne Sensors brand are renowned for their ultra-reliability and long-life precision within critical applications. Recent acquisition of synergistic technologies by Sherborne Sensors within our inclinometer and force and load cell offerings has allowed customers to benefit from expanded product lines, with added benefits of engineering support, global sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, stocking programs, and continuous product improvement.

For more information, please contact :-

Sherborne Sales Dept.
Sherborne Sensors Limited
1 Ringway Centre, Edison Road, Basingstoke RG21 6YH United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1256 630300
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March 2010

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