New Triaxial DC Accelerometer from Measurement Specialties Withstands High Shock to More Than 5,000 g

IP65-rated Model 3803A provides exceptional performance in harsh conditions

Aug 14, 2013, 13:38 ET from Measurement Specialties

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, has introduced a rugged, triaxial DC accelerometer for steady state, low-g vibration measurements and high-g transient shock measurements. The new piezo-resistive, MEMS-based Model 3803A provides accurate triaxial measurement under harsh operating conditions.


Hermetically-sealed in a welded, stainless steel housing, the IP65-rated sensor is ideal for testing applications in harsh, high performance installations.  This includes impact, structural, environmental and vehicle testing as well as measurement in a number of test and instrumentation applications.

The Model 3803A is offered in dynamic ranges from +2 g's to +2,000 g's and is gas-damped to provide a wide frequency response across all three axes. The unit's MEMS sensing elements include over-range stops for protection to shock levels greater than 5,000 g.

The sensor includes integral temperature compensation to provide a stable output over the operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +105 degrees C. The Model 3803A is designed to be stud or screw mounted for easy installation in virtually any testing environment.

A variety of optional accessories that extend the 3803A's functionality are also available.  These include a 3-channel, precision DC amplifier with an exceptionally low input noise floor of less than 20 microvolts rms and an auto-zero inline amplifier that features five user selectable gain settings with a gain accuracy of +0.5%.

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EDITOR'S NOTE:  Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to precisely and cost-effectively measure a number of physical characteristics in several markets from military and defense to medical, consumer and industrial.

By accurately measuring areas such as pressure, temperature, position, level, tilt, force, vibration, torque, humidity, fluid properties, mass airflow and photo optics, our sensors enhance product functionality, efficiency and safety.

Our devices are embedded by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or used as stand-alone sensors for test and measurement to provide critical monitoring, feedback and control input.  MEAS also offers extensive sensor customization services ranging from special calibrations and connectors to custom label designs.

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