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Compact Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties
Hampton, VA — Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS) is now offering the Model 8101, a compact, low-cost accelerometer designed for general purpose vibration measurement.
The new plug-and-play piezoelectric linear accelerometer is available in two dynamic ranges, ±40g and ±160g, for use in a wide number of applications, as well as in two measurement directions, either an X- or Z-axis configuration. The sensor is especially suitable for asset, impact and machine health monitoring as well as data loggers, system wake-up switches and product R&D. The Model 8101 uses stable piezo-ceramic crystals in shear mode with low base strain sensitivity and a flat frequency response across a 6,000Hz bandwidth. The accelerometer is fully potted for an environmentally sealed IP65 construction that enables the unit to be used in a variety of test and measurement applications.
The device has an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C, requires an excitation voltage of 7 to 30VDC. Its non-linearity is ±2 percent (FSO), and its shock limit is 2,000g's.
Contact: Measurement Specialties, 1000 Lucas Way, Hampton, VA 23666
800-745-8008 or 757-766-1500 fax: 757-766-4297 Web:
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