PCB Piezotronics has released their smallest ICP triaxial shock accelerometers—Models 356A04 and 356A05. Developed for electronic drop testing at accelerations up to 5,000 and 20,000 g’s respectively, these models leverage the sensitivity and overload shock resistance of the teardrop models in a triaxial package.
Models 356A04 and 356A05 are suitable for measuring shock and vibration in space-restricted locations and on systems sensitive to mass loading. The miniature ICP design allows for use in various mechanical shock applications, such as:
- Drop testing—electronics
- Environmental stress screening
- Multi-axis shock testing
These miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers feature two different sensitivity options of 1.0 mV/g (Model 356A04) and 0.25 mV/g (Model 356A05). Each has a flexible integral cable for ease of cable routing. The high overload shock limits reduce the potential for sensor damage or signal saturation during testing. The sensors are packaged in a rugged, hermetically sealed titanium housing that weighs just 0.03 oz. (0.8 gm). These accelerometers are powered by any ICP signal conditioner or data acquisition system that provides an excitation voltage of 18 to 30 VDC at 2 to 20 mA of constant current.
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PCB Piezotronics, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of microphones, vibration, pressure, force, torque, load, and strain sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP technology used by design engineers and predictive maintenance professionals worldwide for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more.