Thermal Isolator extends temperature range of accelerometers.

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Accelerometer Thermal Isolator (ATI) enables low-impedance output accelerometers to operate on test surfaces with high temperatures. It is constructed from 0.325 in. thick, amorphous polymer that is characterized by low thermal conductivity, chemical resistance, and natural flame resistance. Maximum service temperature is +171°C. Accelerometer can be mounted to thermal isolator via cap screw.

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Thermal Isolator Provides Cost-Effective Accelerometer Operation on Test Surfaces with Elevated Temperatures

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - July 15, 2002 - A new Accelerometer Thermal Isolator (ATI) significantly extends the operating temperature range of Endevco's family of piezoelectric ISOTRON® accelerometers. The ATI enables these low-impedance output accelerometers to operate on test surfaces with temperatures that exceed their present operatinq range (-55 deg C to +125°C). Designed to address the increasing use of these accelerometers, the ATI is the most cost-effective, long term solution for high temperature sensor exposure in low level vibration applications.

The ATI is constructed from a 0.325-inch thick, lightweight amorphous polymer that provides long-term protection while maintaining optimal sensor performance. This material is characterized by low thermal conductivity, rigidity at higher temperatures, excellent chemical resistance, high dielectric strength, natural flame resistance, ease of bonding and substantial forming flexibility. Maximum service temperature of the ATI is +171°C.

An accelerometer can be mounted to the thermal isolator via a cap screw. The isolator should be mounted to the test surface with a suitable adhesive, such as urethane, silicone or acrylic.

Endevco is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurement. The company's comprehensive line of piezoelectric, piezoresistive, ISOTRON® and variable capacitance accelerometers are used to solve measurement problems in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, industrial and marine. Other products include pressure transducers, microphones, electronic instruments, and calibration systems.

Endevco has a factory-direct sales force in the U.S. and is represented in the rest of the world by Bruel & Kjaer. Bruel & Kjaer has offices in 55 countries and 7 accredited calibration centers worldwide. Endevco is a subsidiary of U.K.-based Meggitt PLC, an international group of companies renowned for their specialized engineering skills.

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