PCB Piezotronics manufactures precision accelerometers to satisfy accurate measurement of vibration, shock, acceleration, and motion for monitoring, control, and testing applications. PCB Piezotronincs offers ICP, PE, MEMS and Capacitance sensing technologies utilized to fulfill a vast assortment of measurement requirements. PCB accelerometers are manufactured as single axis, dual axis or three axis (Triaxial) sensors. These products are used by field test, in factory production and design personnel, as well as R&D organizations to acquire critical data. In addition to our precision miniature units, rugged accelerometers and vibration sensors for industrial machinery vibration monitoring are offered through our IMI division. Both test and industrial environments have varying ambient installation conditions. Therefore, PCB manufactures accelerometers with various parameter sensitivity, temperature, frequency response, amplitude response, form factor and lead wire grounding configurations. The use of PCB accelerometers is often critical to companies evaluating proper performance of equipment or structures. Such applications usually require proof of calibration of the entire measurement system from the sensor through to the final output. Therefore, PCB calibrates all products traceable to NIST and includes a calibration certificate with each sensor shipped.
The most commonly used technology is ICP accelerometers. Thus they need to have ICP Power supplied. Most modern data acquisition, digital control, and portable data systems provide ICP sensor power. ICP Sensors can be referred to as Voltage Mode output sensors. Our PE sensors can be referred to as Charge Mode output sensors. Each directional axis measured requires one channel of the data system or signal conditioner.
Accelerometers can be referred to as accelerometer, accelerometers, accels or accel or the industrial community may refer to them as vib sensor or vib probe. Warranty is often important to instrumentation specifiers and buyers. Lifetime Warranty is standard with our Platinum Products offerings. A different warranty covers our standard and specialty products. PCB has available various mounting, installation, service and removal tools. Links to these categories are to the right side of this web page.
Applications for PCB® accelerometers are listed below. Please contact our product and application experts to discuss your specific requirements.