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MEMS Piezoresistive Shock Accelerometers include 2000 G model.

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March 7, 2013 - With damping that reduces resonance amplification and mechanical stops for over-range protection, Model 3991A112KG 2000 G, MEMS, piezoresistive shock accelerometer offers survivability to over-range, minimum zero-shift after shock, and bridge resistance. Measurement ranges of 20,000 and 60,000 G are available, and products are designed as drop-in mechanical replacements for legacy sensors' 2-hole screw mounting. Units come standard with 10 Vdc calibration or optional user-defined values.

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

3425 Walden Ave., Depew, NY, 14043 2495, USA

Original Press Release

PCB Piezotronics Releases New MEMS Piezoresistive Shock Accelerometers

Press release date: March 1, 2013

2000 G Sensor Features Critical Damping and High Over-Shock Survivability

Depew, NY - PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology is pleased to announce their new 2000 G MEMS, Piezoresistive Shock Accelerometer. Model 3991A112KG piezoresistive shock accelerometers represent state of the art industry technology for miniature, high-amplitude shock sensors, capable of measuring long duration transient motion, as well as responding to and surviving extremely fast rise times typical of a high-G shock event. The units feature critical damping to reduce resonance amplification and mechanical stops for over-range protection. These rugged sensors offer superior survivability to over-range, minimum zero-shift after a shock and high bridge resistance with associated lower power consumption compared to legacy sensors on the market.

The sensors are also available in 20,000 and 60,000 G measurement ranges and are designed to be drop-in mechanical replacements for legacy sensors' two-hole screw mounting.  Applications include electronics impact testing, pile drivers, down-hole mineral exploration, drop testing, shot counting for firearms, sport equipment testing and pyro-shock events.

All sensing elements are micro-machined in-house at a PCB® where our vertically integrated manufacturing allows complete control of product quality. Each PCB® sensor is tested to its full over-shock limit prior to calibration and is supplied with a standard 10 VDC calibration or optional user defined values. Packaged and OEM surface mount configurations are offered to fulfill a variety of installation requirements. Recommended signal conditioners include Model 482C27 four-channel and Model 483C28 eight-channel ICP® and DC bridge amplifiers. For technical information, please contact Bob Metz, Product Manager, at 866-816-8892 or via e-mail: bmetz@pcb.com

About Aerospace & Defense Division PCB Aerospace & Defense specializes in products and programs developed exclusively for the aerospace, civil and military aviation, defense, homeland security and test & measurement markets. Product focus includes MEMS high-G piezoresistive shock accelerometers, acoustic microphones, fatigue rated load cells and piezoelectric sensors for measuring vibration, pressure and force. Typical applications include vibration and acoustic stress testing; fatigue testing; qualification testing; aircraft and engine ground testing, flight testing; blast and ballistic pressure; hydraulic system pressure measurements; structural dynamics; engine vibration monitoring; launch and separation shock studies; wind tunnel and aerodynamic studies; aircraft and ground vehicle prognostics, HUMS and noise cancellation applications. For more information visit www.pcb.com/aerospace.

About PCB Piezotronics, Inc. PCB Piezotronics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure 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 fast delivery Platinum Products are covered by a life-time warranty and PCB®  proudly stands behind their products with services you value most, including toll-free customer service, 24-hour SensorLinesm , a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. Visit us at www.pcb.com

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