Engineered Systems Magazine

Accelerometers

March 25, 2010

Sherborne Sensors (www.sherbornesensors.com), a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inclinometers, accelerometers, force transducers, load cells, rotary encoders, instrumentation and accessories for industrial, military and aerospace customers, has introduced the A545 series, a range of single, biaxial, and triaxial solid state linear accelerometers, designed to measure acceleration and deceleration within demanding environments, and within the same, compact package size.

Available in ranges from ±2 to ±500g, A545 series accelerometers feature an advanced MEMS sensor, incorporating air damping. Unlike fluid-damped devices, air damping is essentially independent of temperature, which enables the transducer to reliably perform over a wide temperature range. Sensors are fully compensated for temperature effects on both sensitivity and zero, and incorporate positive mechanical stops. Housed within a robust, lightweight, (less than 40 gm), durable light alloy package with solder pin connectors, the A545 series confers excellent shock resistance, and provides reliable over-ranging protection. The A545 series is designed to operate from an unregulated DC power source and have useable frequency responses from DC to several kHz.

Typical applications for the A545 series include data acquisition systems, crash testing, fatigue life monitoring and prediction, low-frequency vibration analysis, and structural surveying. Custom designed units can also be manufactured and tested to conform to specific requirements. All A545 series accelerometers are 100% tested and calibrated at the factory prior to shipment, and are accompanied by a two-year comprehensive warranty. A545 accelerometers are also part of the new Sherborne Sensors Guaranteed On-Time Delivery program.

Sherborne Sensors A545 series accelerometers have the added benefits of ISO9001: 2000 certified manufacturing, extensive applications engineering support, global technical sales presence, repair, refurbishment and calibration services, stocking programs, and continuous product improvements.

For additional details, drawings and specifications, please contact Sherborne Sensors toll-free (in the US & Canada) at (877) 486-1766 nasales@sherbornesensors.com or on +44 (0) 870 444 0728 sales@sherbornesensors.com (rest of world), or by visiting www.sherbornesensors.com.