Accelerometer utilizes 3-layer silicon sensing elements.

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Model 8370B capacitive accelerometer is available in 4 basic versions with measurement ranges of ±1, ±2, ±10 and ±25 g and sensitivities of 2.66, 1.33, 0.266 and 0.106 mA/g respectively. Unit is completely calibrated, combining sensing element and integrated electronics in hermetically sealed, stainless steel housing. Model 8370B operates from single power supply between ±13 and ±18 VDC with 6 mA current consumption.



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New Capacitive Accelerometer Series Model 8370B


Kistler Instrument Corporation is pleased to announce the release of a new, high precision K-BEAM Accelerometer Series featuring three layer silicon micro-machined sensing elements for
steady-state and dynamic measurements. The unit is designed for electrical and mechanical compatibility with traditional high priced servo accelerometers. In many applications, the 8370 is
an excellent replacement for the conventional force feed back servo accelerometer.

The 8370B Accelerometer is available in four basic models having measuring ranges of ±1, ±2, ±10 and ±25 g and sensitivities of 2.66, 1.33, 0.266 & 0.106 mA/g respectively. With the addition of an external load resistor, the user can precisely adjust (in the field) the voltage sensitivity. The accelerometer includes a built-in self test feature and temperature sensor. The temperature signal can be used to enhance testing accuracy by thermally compensating the measurement data.

The 8370B accelerometer is completely calibrated unit, combining sensing element and integrated electronics packaged in an hermetically sealed, stainless steel housing. The accelerometer
operates from a single power supply between ±13 and ±18 VDC with 6 mA typical current consumption. It will operate over a temperature range of -40 to +70 °C, withstand 6,000 g shock
and 20 g rms random vibration without degradation in performance. The unit has an MTBF rating in excess of 180,000 hrs.

Applications include: vehicle ride analysis, stabilization control of high-speed trains; navigation systems and platform leveling, motion stability and control.

Kistler is a worldwide supplier of precision instrumentation for the measurement of, pressure, force and acceleration serving the R&D, Industrial and OEM Communities.

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