Accelerometer features permanently mounted cable.

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Model 787F side exit, low profile accelerometer offers permanent Viton® boot and Teflon® jacketed cable to provide protection in harsh environments. With fully welded construction, sensor is hermetically sealed to 1 x 10-8 cc/sec and is ESD- and EMI/RFI-protected. It has sensitivity of 100 mV/g, acceleration range of 80 G peak, amplitude non-linearity of 1%, and frequency response of 1.0-5,000 Hz ±10% and 0.7-10,000 Hz ±3 dB, operating in temperatures from -50 to +120°C.



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New Side Exit Accelerometer with Integral Cable Available from Wilcoxon Research



Germantown, MD -- Wilcoxon Research, a leading supplier of quality vibration sensors and sensor networks, introduces a new side exit, low profile accelerometer with an integral cable. The 787F is the integral cable version of Wilcoxon's extremely popular 787A side exit general purpose sensor with a permanent Viton® boot and Teflon® jacketed cable to provide protection in the harshest environments.

The 787F accelerometer's integral cable is permanently mounted, eliminating a common concern that contaminants can penetrate the connector. Dirt, oil, grease, water, dust, and other contaminants found in harsh industrial environments can cause an electrical short, erratic or erroneous readings, and corrosion. In addition to improving sensor reliability, the 787F's integral cable eliminates concern about the connector backing off the sensor. Connection integrity is critical for inaccessible sensor locations such as inside a gearbox, machine tool monitoring and underwater applications like vibration monitoring inside tanks or on submersible pumps. The low profile sensor is designed with a side exit connector and captive screw for easy installation in confined areas.

The integral cable 787F uses the same rugged, dependable construction methods as the 786F top exit integral cable sensor, which has demonstrated superior reliability. With fully welded construction, the sensor is truly hermetically sealed to 1x10-8 cc/sec. This provides superior protection from harsh operating conditions with exposure to various chemical, slurry spray and highly corrosive compounds, especially at high temperatures, for significantly improved longevity and reliability of the sensor.

"Wilcoxon has offered this product as a custom sensor for years to meet the needs of our innovative customers. The low profile accelerometer with integral cable is a common request," said Tom Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "By making this a standard product, we can provide customers the sensor that they need in Wilcoxon's industry-best lead times."

Specifications are as follows: sensitivity, 100mV/g; acceleration range, 80g peak; amplitude non-linearity, 1%; frequency response, 1.0 - 5,000 Hz (±10%) and 0.7 - 10,000 Hz (±3 dB); cable length, 16 to 100 feet standard J9T2A cable with steel overbraid or armored cable optional; temperature range, minus 50º to +120º C; height, 1.23 inches with cable exiting the side. The 787F is electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI / RFI) protected, which is very important around variable frequency drives, high energy switching circuits, and radio frequency transmitters.

The 787F joins Wilcoxon's family of 100 mV/g general purpose accelerometers. It is ideal for condition based monitoring and predictive maintenance programs where the sensor is mounted to machinery in a wet, dirty or harsh environment, or in an inaccessible location. The accelerometer is suited to vibration monitoring of fans, motors, pumps, blowers, compressors, chillers, gearboxes, and mixers, as well as many other industrial applications, to significantly reduce failure rates in the field.

To purchase a 787F or for information on general purpose accelerometers or Wilcoxon's pledge of Total Lower Cost (TLC) of Ownership, visit www.wilcoxon.com, call 1-800-WILCOXON, or send an email to wilcoxon@meggitt.com.

For further information contact:

Wilcoxon Research
Courtney Schlapo, Marketing Communications
Office: 281-213-8238
Email: courtney.schlapo@meggitt.com

Wilcoxon Research Inc, a Meggitt group company, is committed to providing innovative vibration instrumentation, backed by outstanding customer service and a generous warranty. Wilcoxon's Total Lower Cost (TLC) of Ownership means that you won't waste time and money replacing failed sensors or waiting for items with long lead times. www.wilcoxon.com

Meggitt PLC, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace equipment, sensing systems, defence training and combat support products and systems. www.meggitt.com

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