Triaxial IEPE Accelerometer provides 250 and 500 g range.

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Designed for measurement of frequency events from 0.5-10,000 Hz, PiezoStar® Type 8766A(x) features low thermal sensitivity shift of -0.005%/K. Stiff piezoelectric crystal sensing element provides flat frequency response with no slope over entire usable frequency range. Housed in hermetically sealed titanium package, accelerometer withstands extreme environments. Type 8766A(x)By offers standard temperature range of -54 to 120°C, while Type 8766A(x)Ty features extended range up to 165°C.

Original Press Release:

New PiezoStar® Small Cube IEPE Accelerometer

Kistler's new PiezoStar® small cube IEPE accelerometer Type 8766A(x) offers best-in-class accuracy of thermal sensitivity shift performance.

The Kistler Group has announced the global market launch of Kistler Type 8766A(x), a triax-ial PiezoStar accelerometer in a very small cube with 3,7 g mass, designed for accurate measurement of frequency events from 0,5 ... 10 000 Hz. The extremely low thermal sensi-tivity shift of -0,005 %/K allows use under changing temperature regime with high preci-sion. The extremely stiff PiezoStar crystal sensing element provides a flat frequency response with no slope over the entire usable frequency range in contrast to soft piezoelectrics, which improves acceleration level measurement tremendously. It is one of the only accelerometers with 3 different mounting thread holes in each axis for flexible mounting capability and frequency response calibration without any adapter in a tight back-to-back calibration.

Available now in 250 and 500 g range, the Kistler Type 8766A... incorporates a shear loaded piezoelectric PiezoStar crystal sensing element, with internal Piezotron® charge con-verter matching most current front end systems with constant current line drive capability.

Kistler Type 8766A(x)By offers a standard temperature range form -54 ... 120 °C with Type 8766A(x)Ty offering extended temperature range up to 165 °C. Two different connector versions are offered to improve mass loading effects by the smaller lightweight 4 pin M4,5 connector in contradiction to the 4 pin ½-28 one. The case has three 5-40UNF threaded holes for stud mounting in all three perpendicular dimensions. The titanium housing is her-metically sealed and can be exposed to extreme environmental conditions.

With its extreme wide and flat frequency response this unique accelerometer was designed for the use in modal and durability testing under elevated temperatures for automotive, aerospace and space structures and also for crash induced sound sensing of automotive impact testing. Various breakout cables and insulated mounting studs are available.

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Kistler Group

Kistler's core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Kistler's know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation.
Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.

A worldwide sales presence in the form of 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensures customer proximity, application support on an individual level and short lead times.

With a staff of about 1 000, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dy-namic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 166 million Swiss Francs in the 2009 financial year.

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