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PiezoStar®, High Temp IEPE, Triaxial Accelerometer Type 8766A…

PiezoStar®, High Temp IEPE, Triaxial Accelerometer Type 8766A…

11 July 2007

The Type 8766A… accelerometer uses Kistler’s PiezoStar shear element design which provides wide operating frequency range and extremely low sensitivity to temperature changes. The IEPE sensor combines PiezoStar crystals and integral hybrid microelectronics to achieve very low sensitivity variation over the operating temperature range, compared to other sensing element designs. The Kistler shear element technology also ensures high immunity to base strain errors. The accel-erometer uses a welded titanium construction for low mass and an industry standard 4-pin connector for reliable measurements and long-term stability especially at higher operating temperatures. The Type 8766A… provides high measurement resolution with over 94 dB of dynamic range.

  • PiezoStar sensing element
  • M5 option for high temperature: –54 … 165 °C
  • T option for TEDS
  • Hermetic, titanium construction
  • Frequency response 1 … 5 KHz (5 %) in each axis
  • Very low temperature sensitivity
  • Low base strain sensitivity
  • 50 % lower mass and volume of the Type 8795
  • Conforming to CE

Target applications include product qualification/acceptance testing and aviation/automotive NVH and structural analysis such as automotive under the hood testing as well as subsystem vibration testing for aerospace applications. The hermetic sealing permits operation in harsh, dirty or wet environments. The 8766A… has three 6-32UNC-2B threaded holes for flexible stud mounting on a test object, fully utilizing each mounting side of the cube design. In addition, the three threaded holes provide reliable mounting for calibration of each orthogonal axis.

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 20 group companies and 30 distributors ensures customer proximity, application support on an individual level and short lead times.

With a staff of more than 800, the Kistler Group is one of the world’s leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 174 million Swiss Francs in the 2006 financial year.

  • Kistler Instrumente AG
    Eulachstrasse 22
    8408 Winterthur
    Switzerland / Europe
    Tel.: +41 52 224 11 11
    Fax: +41 52 224 14 14
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