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Kistler introduces Type 8640A IEPE PiezoBeam® accelerometer with TEDS for multi-channel modal analysis of small structures

Kistler Instrument Corporation (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has announced the North American launch of Type 8640A, a lightweight, miniature single axis IEPE accelerometer family with optional TEDS, designed for the multi-channel modal and structural analysis of small or thin-walled structures and components, as well as other general purpose vibration measurements.

Offered in ranges of ±5 g, ±10 g and ±50 g, with sensitivities from 100 to 1000 mV/g, the low-noise Type 8640A is Kistler's dimensionally smallest PiezoBeam® single axis accelerometer model with lowest mass, weighing just 3.5 grams. Its internal ceramic cantilever beam sensing element is thermally compensated using patented methods, and is supported by a center post that emits an electrical charge when bended during exposure to vibration. (World patent number W0/2007/062532; European Patent: 2006790940; US patent number 12,088,325). This Kistler proprietary accelerometer design provides outstanding amplitude and phase response over a wide frequency range with low base strain sensitivity and exceptional measurement stability. Sensing elements are housed in a highly durable and hermetically sealed welded titanium housing.

Kistler Type 8640A accelerometers feature an integral 10-32 connector that is expressly designed for easy installation into space constrained environments. Units are ground isolated when mounted with the optional mounting twist-clip or adhesive mounting adapter. This accelerometer family operates directly from the internal power source found in most FFT analyzers, as well as from several Kistler Piezotron® power supply couplers or any industry standard IEPE-compatible power source. With its low impedance output, high sensitivity and high dynamic range, the Type 8640A accelerometer is ideally suited for multi-channel modal and structural analysis of small components or subsystems, as well as full vehicle testing within aerospace, commercial aviation, automotive and general laboratory testing environments.

Press release issued by Kistler Instrument Corp. on July 9, 2010


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