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ASC launches medium-frequency capacitive accelerometers with extended bandwidth and high shock resistance

ASC launches medium-frequency capacitive accelerometers with extended bandwidth and high shock resistance

22 March 2016

Pfaffenhofen, Germany – Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC) GmbH, has announced the introduction of medium-frequency (MF) accelerometers, a new family of MEMS-based capacitive accelerometers. The MF series is intended for test & measurement, condition monitoring and structural health monitoring applications in the automotive, railway and wind energy segments, among others.

“With the launch of the MF series, ASC has succeeded not only in doubling the usable frequency range of capacitive accelerometers but also lowering the noise and improving shock resistance and temperature response. With a typical ±5% response from DC to 2.5 kHz and a ±3 dB response up to 7 kHz, the MF series bridges the gap between low-frequency MEMS capacitive accelerometers and high-frequency piezoelectric IEPE accelerometers. The MF series thus strengthens ASC’s accelerometer portfolio and provides the users flexibility when choosing the exact sensor for their application,” says Renate Bay, Managing Partner of ASC.

ASC’s MF series accelerometers are analog voltage output sensors. The sensors can be powered by a 7 to 40 VDC power supply where the output is independent of the supply. The sensors operate in a differential configuration with a ±2.7V full scale output, resulting in an improved signal/noise ratio. The MF series accelerometers are functional over a wide temperature range from -40°C to +125°C. The sensors exhibit exceptional temperature stability, very low non-linearity and withstand repetitive shocks up to 6000g. The MF series is available as uniaxial and triaxial configuration in a lightweight aluminium housing or a more rugged and corrosion-proof stainless steel housing.



MF series accelerometers

  Aluminium housing Stainless steel housing








Range (±g) 2 to 200
Frequency response (Hz) ±5%: DC to 2500; ±3 dB: DC to 7000
Operating temperature (°C) -40 to +125
Temperature coefficient (%/°C) 0.01
Shock limit (g) 6000

Typical applications of ASC’s MF series accelerometers include, but are not restricted to, railway bogie monitoring, seismic measurements, automotive testing, building and bridge monitoring, wind turbine vibration monitoring.

For detailed specifications, drawings and additional information about ASC’s MF series, visit or e-mail Product Manager, Murlidhar Thakur at:  

About ASC

ASC (Advanced Sensors Calibration) GmbH, headquartered in Pfaffenhofen, Germany is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of capacitive, piezoresistive and piezoelectric accelerometers, angular rate sensors (Gyros) and Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). ASC sensors are used in a wide range of industrial applications in automotive, rail vehicles, wind power, agriculture, air and space travel, geophysics, deep well drilling, tunnelling, automation and mechanical engineering. Leading global companies including Audi, BMW, VW, Siemens Transportation Systems, Fendt, Wölfel, LMS and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) put their trust in ASC products.

Apart from manufacturing quality sensors, ASC also offers supplementary services such as maintenance, repair and calibration for its own products and also for third-party products. ASC is specialised in providing customised solutions that are geared to the exact customer needs.

ASC is also the exclusive distributor of accelerometers from Honeywell and gyros from Systron Donner Inertial.

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