Piezoelectric Accelerometer

Piezoelectric Accelerometers are made of piezoceramics (e.g. lead zirconate titanate), single crystals (e.g. quartz, tourmaline), or, for high-temperature operation, tourmaline or lithium niobate featuring high frequency and temperature range while low weight in package. Piezoelectric accelerometers are designed for general vibration measurement and ideal for dynamic measurements in lightweight structures. Piezoelectric accelerometer utilizes the Piezoelectric Effect of certain materials to measure dynamic changes in mechanical variables. (e.g. acceleration, vibration, and mechanical shock), it is widely accepted as the best choice for measuring absolute vibration and used in many scientific and industrial applications as predictive maintenance, aerospace, automotive, medical and process control.

Piezoelectric Accelerometer Overview