Vibration Accelerometer features lightweight, compact design.

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Suited for walk-around collection of vibration monitoring data, 780A industrial accelerometer is 100 mV/g sensor with +5% tolerance and 3 dB frequency response from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. It includes 2-pin, MIL-C-5015 connector for use with existing cabling and can also be used for permanent mounting in locations where less than 0.7 in. dia is needed. Rugged, hermetically sealed, ESD-protected, and EMI/RFI-shielded unit features -50° to +120°C temperature range.



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Wilcoxon Introduces Low-Profile, Lightweight Vibration Accelerometer



New high-performance industrial accelerometer from Wilcoxon Research is compact for easy handling

Germantown, MD - Wilcoxon Research, a leading supplier of quality vibration sensors and sensor networks, today introduced a full-performance, compact, industrial accelerometer. The 780A is narrow, low-profile and lightweight, making it ideal for walk-around collection of vibration monitoring data.

The 780A is a full performance, 100 mV/g general purpose vibration sensor with a tight +5% tolerance and a broad 3dB frequency response from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The 780A was designed with a standard 2-pin, MIL-C-5015 connector so that it is compatible with the existing cabling infrastructure and fits the same connector used on the majority of industrial accelerometers.

The 780A accelerometer is ideal for route-based data collection because it is small and lightweight for easy handling. This compact vibration sensor fits in areas where space is at a premium. It can also be used for permanent mounting in locations where a narrow diameter (less than 0.7 inches) is needed.

Characteristic of Wilcoxon vibration sensors, the 780A is suited to even the harshest industrial environments. This accelerometer is rugged, hermetically sealed, ESD protected and EMI / RFI shielded. The 780A operates normally at temperatures as low as -50º C and as high as 120º C. Class I Division 1 and Class I Division 2 hazardous area certified versions of the 780A vibration sensor will be available this summer.

Like other vibration sensors in Wilcoxon's extensive line of general purpose accelerometers, the 780A is appropriate for vibration monitoring of most industrial rotating equipment, such as fans, motors, pumps, blowers, compressors, chillers, gearboxes and mixers to significantly reduce failure rates in the field. This machinery is commonly found in industries such as pulp and paper, nuclear power, power generation, petrochemical, oil and gas, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, railway, steel making and wastewater treatment plants.

To learn more about the 780A, or for complete specifications, visit www.wilcoxon.com/vi_index.cfm?PD_ID=335. To learn more about Wilcoxon Research, Inc., or the pledge of Total Lower Cost of Ownership, visit www.wilcoxon.com, call 800-WILCOXON, or email 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 customers 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, Meggitt PLC 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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