Piezoelectric Accelerometer targets OEM applications.

Press Release Summary:

Packaged as surface mount chip component, Model 12M1B integrates into standard hybrid or SMT electronic packages, along with signal conditioning units, allowing engineer to create miniaturized shock and vibration measurement systems. Operating up to +150°C, unit features Piezite-type P-8 bimorph sensing element, operating in bender mode. Contact with sensing element is made via 2 thick film gold metallic mounting pads, located on bottom surface of aluminum case.

Original Press Release:

New Endevco High-Performance Piezoelectric Accelerometer Allows Creation of a Complete Miniature Shock & Vibration Measurement System in Standard Hybrid, SMT Electronics Packages

Ideal for Low-Cost, High Volume, OEM Applications in Oil & Gas, Medical and Electronic Device Manufacturing

September 24, 2009, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA - Endevco Corporation (Endevco®) (www.endevco.com), a Meggitt Group Company and global leader in the design and manufacture of sensing solutions for demanding vibration, shock and pressure applications, has announced the debut of model 12M1B, a high performance, high impedance piezoelectric accelerometer, packaged as a surface mount chip component. The sensor is expressly designed for seamless integration into standard hybrid or SMT electronics packages, along with custom designed signal conditioning units, allowing the engineer to create miniaturized shock and vibration measurement systems in one completely integrated package.

Weighing just 120 mg and reliably operating in temperatures up to +150 °C, model 12M1B features Endevco's Piezite-type P-8 bimorph sensing element, operating in bender mode. This material offers low base strain sensitivity, low pyroelectric output, and extremely high charge output versus size. Contact with the P-8 sensing element is made via two thick film gold metallic mounting pads, located on the bottom surface of the aluminum case. As model 12M1B is a high impedance piezoelectric device, extreme care must be exercised in shielding it from stray electromagnetic noise.

With its strong performance characteristics and extremely compact envelope size, model 12M1B is ideal for use in low-cost, high volume and OEM applications, as well as the manufacturing and testing of electronic devices, security systems, medical devices (such as pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators), wireless "smart structures", smart motor tools and accelerometer loggers within the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, as well as within numerous other highly sensitive environments.

For detailed specifications, drawings or additional information on Model 12M1B or other Endevco products, please visit www.endevco.com.

About Endevco Corporation, a Meggitt Group Company:

Founded in 1947, with headquarters in San Juan Capistrano, California, USA, Endevco is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurement. The company's comprehensive lines of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, Isotron® and variable capacitance accelerometers are used to ensure accurate and reliable measurements in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, test and measurement, medical, and energy.

Additional products include pressure transducers, acoustic sensors, electronic instruments and calibration systems. A member of the Meggitt group of companies (www.meggitt.com), Endevco supports customers with a global network of manufacturing and research facilities, sales offices and applications engineers. Isotron is a registered trademark of Meggitt Group, PLC.

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