Sensors for measuring acceleration, shock & vibration

Vibration sensors or accelerometers are generally used in testing applications that require measurement of acceleration, vibration or shocks experienced by an object or a structure. They measure the acceleration in reference to Earth’s gravity. The sensing element of the accelerometer is an electromechanical device that behaves as a damped mass on a spring consisting 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 vibration meters are typically made of piezoelectric, piezoresistive or capacitive materials.

Accelerometers are available in a wide range of models; charge-type piezoelectric or IEPE accelerometers with a wide range of frequency response for general vibration monitoring or condition monitoring applications, DC-response piezoresistive accelerometer for shock testing, automotive crash testing or blast testing, or highly sensitive variable capacitance accelerometers for automotive NHV (Noise, harness, vibration) testing, motion measurement, vibration analysis and seismic testing. They can also be used in an inertial navigation system by using drone as the mounting surface.

Bestech Australia offers a complete suite of vibration measurement sensors to support the condition monitoring program and testing requirements of almost all industrial and research applications. Our accelerometers have been widely used in university research laboratories and in industries such as defence and military, automotive, manufacturing, mining, aerospace, geotechnical, marine, and oil and gas. They also make it possible to analyze a machine’s operational status, thus highly effective for predictive maintenance. Examples of applications are Missile and ballistic testing, aircraft flight test, seismic monitoring, automotive crash test, vibration monitoring systems in gas turbines and many others.

Accelerometer sensors are used for vibration measurement, shock measurement or motion measurement in industrial testing or condition monitoring applications Accelerometers are available in a wide range of models to cover the measurement from high frequency vibration to low frequency, DC-response acceleration. They can also be mounted in a drone and used as components of the inertial navigation system.

We have charge-type piezoelectric and IEPE accelerometers for measurement of high frequency vibration such as in vibration monitoring or condition monitoring applications. For low frequency vibration or shock measurement, DC-response piezoresistive accelerometer can be used. Alternatively, we also have highly sensitive variable capacitance accelerometers for seismic measurement or steady-state acceleration measurement.

Bestech’s accelerometers have been used for development of testing system in research laboratories, blast testing in aerospace, defence and military, automotive crash testing, condition monitoring in manufacturing, mining and oil and gas industry and seismic testing in geotechnical applications.