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High Sensitivity Accelerometers

The piezoelectric accelerometers on this page are intended for the measurement of lowest vibrations. Typical fields of application include the monitoring of buildings, dams, bridges, oil platforms and pipelines. These sensors are often called seismic accelerometers because they are used to monitor construction activity, volcanoes and earthquakes. Their high sensitivity is achieved -unlike other high sensitivity accelerometers- by the sensing element itself and not by internal amplification. From this results highest resolution and lowest noise.
Model KB12VD has an unusual design featuring air damping for a low resonance peak and friction coupling for overload protection.
Cross-section of KB12VD:

Useful technical information about piezoelectric accelerometers can be found on our Theory pages.
For a selection chart to find the best sensor to your application click here.
An introduction to the measurement of vibration criteria for sensitive equipment is found on the Theory pages.

High Sensitivity Accelerometers KB12VD KS48C
Sensitivity 10000 mV/g 1000 mV/g
Measuring range ±0.6 g ±6 g
Residual noise
1 µg (0.5..300Hz)
14µg (0.5..1000Hz)
Linear frequency range (±3 dB) 0.08 .. 260 Hz 0.1 .. 4000 Hz
UNF 10-32, radial Binder 713 (M12), axial
150 g
165 g

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See also: Tripod floor plate for building vibration model 729
Data sheet (250 kB)
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High Sensitivity Triaxial Accelerometer KS823B
Sensitivity 500 mV/g
Measuring range ±12 g
Linear frequency range (±3 dB) 0.07 .. 6000 Hz
Protection grade IP67
Binder 718, radial
365 g

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