New Triaxial DC Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties Withstands High Shock to More Than 5,000 g

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New Triaxial DC Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties Withstands High Shock to More Than 5,000 g

IP65-rated Model 3803A provides exceptional performance in harsh conditions

 

Hampton, Va. August 2013 – Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has introduced a rugged, triaxial DC accelerometer for steady state, low-g vibration measurements and high-g transient shock measurements. The new piezo-resistive, MEMS-based Model 3803A provides accurate triaxial measurement under harsh operating conditions.

 

Hermetically-sealed in a welded, stainless steel housing, the IP65-rated sensor is ideal for testing applications in harsh, high performance installations.  This includes impact, structural, environmental and vehicle testing as well as measurement in a number of test and instrumentation applications.

 

The Model 3803A is offered in dynamic ranges from ±2 g’s to ±2,000 g’s and is gas-damped to provide a wide frequency response across all three axes. The unit’s MEMS sensing elements include over-range stops for protection to shock levels greater than 5,000 g.

 

The sensor includes integral temperature compensation to provide a stable output over the operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C. The Model 3803A is designed to be stud or screw mounted for easy installation in virtually any testing environment.

 

A variety of optional accessories that extend the 3803A’s functionality are also available.  These include a 3-channel, precision DC amplifier with an exceptionally low input noise floor of less than 20 µVrms and an auto-zero inline amplifier that features five user selectable gain settings with a gain accuracy of ±0.5%.

 

For more information, email t&m@meas-spec.com or visit http://www.meas-spec.com/product/t_product.aspx?id=10085.

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