A vibration sensor or accelerometer is a device used to measure the acceleration, vibration or shocks experienced by an object or a structure. The accelerometer measures the acceleration in reference to Earth’s gravity. It is an electromechanical device that behaves as a damped mass on a spring consists of a mechanical sensing element with a mechanism to convert the mechanical motion, such as displacement into electrical output. The sensing elements of the commercial accelerometers are typically made of piezoelectric, piezoresistive or capacitive materials.
Accelerometers are available in a wide range of models; from the general-type accelerometers for vibration monitoring to highly sensitive accelerometers for high-end research and testing applications. They can also be mounted in a drone and used as components of the inertial navigation system.
Bestech Australia offers a complete suite of accelerometers to support the testing of almost all industrial and research applications. Our accelerometers have been widely used in university research laboratories and in industries such as defense and military, automotive, manufacturing, mining, aerospace, geotechnical, marine, and oil and gas. Examples of applications are Missiles and ballistic testing, aircraft flight test, seismic monitoring, automotive crash test, vibration monitoring in gas turbines and many other.