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The Type 8080 back-to-back vibration calibration standard accelerometer from Kistler uses a PiezoStar-based sensing element, which the company says is the first of its kind for a back-to-back sensor. It combines very good transient response with very low case/base strain sensitivity and a 50g range. 

Key product features and benefits

  • Offers low base strain, long-term and thermal stability and high frequency response.  
  • Has minimum sensitivity to shaker lateral rotation (rocking motion).
  • A beryllium mounting base, lapped optically flat, provides optimum coupling between Type 8080 and the accelerometer being calibrated.
  • Yields a high-level, low impedance voltage output signal proportional to the accelerating stimulus.
  • PiezoStar-based sensing element offers long-term thermal stability from −65°C to +120°C, and is said to be superior to quartz in terms of voltage gain/noise.
  • The high rigidity provides a frequency response flat to within ±5  per cent from 1Hz up to 10kHz.
  • The shear design combines an excellent transient response with very low case/base strain sensitivity and a ground isolated interface to shaker.
  • Both signal and DC excitation power are connected through a single coaxial cable.

Kistler Instruments

Established in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1957, the Kistler Group now has a worldwide presence with 23 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring prompt, local application support and short delivery times. With a staff of more than 1,000, the Kistler Group is one of the world’s leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation.

Kistler’s core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force and acceleration.  Kistler’s know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation.

Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.

Heavy investment in research and development, 15% of staff worldwide are engaged in research and development, has generated a number of innovations using piezoelectric, piezoresistive and capacitive techniques to provide solutions to numerous force, pressure and acceleration measuring problems. These innovations include the world’s first commercial quartz sensor, two-wire constant current technology to integrate sensors with microelectronic circuitry, high-temperature pressure sensors for use up to 400 Deg C and three-component force measuring sensors.

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