Meggitt Sensing Systems announced the global market introduction of the Endevco model 2280, a hermetically sealed, triaxial, piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with high-temperature operation to +482 C (+900 F). According to the company, the sensor's small size makes it suited for vibration measurements across three orthogonal axes on aircraft engines, aerospace components, ground-based turbine engines, power plant equipment, and other machinery that operate at high temperatures.
The sensor shares the same piezoelectric charge sensor system as the company's single axis 2248 family. Offered with a sensitivity of 3 pC/g, the model features Meggitt's piezoelectric elements in the company's Isobase construction, providing mechanical isolation of the sensing assembly from the mounting surface, minimizing base strain. The accelerometer is 1.35 inch (35mm) square and weighs less than 0.6 pounds (270 grams). It has three 10-32 side connectors and is mounted with two 8-32 bolts. The unit is hermetically sealed and signal ground is isolated from the outer case of the unit. Three ten-foot high-temperature, low-noise cables are supplied with the unit along with two mounting screws. The product is fully compliant to the European Union Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/#C and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and bears the CE mark.
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