Kistler Model 8310A K-Beam® Capacitive Accelerometers

Kistler, Model, 8310A, K-Beam, Capacitive, Accelerometers The Kistler 8310A K-Beam accelerometer series utilizes a silicon micro-machined variable capacitance sensing element. This high performance, solid state sensor is ideally suited for applications requiring the measurement of low level acceleration in a steady-state or low frequency environment. In addition to the acceleration signal, the sensor provides an output signal proportional to temperature for performance compensation. K-Beam performance is similar to larger servo accelerometers at a substantially lower price.

These sensors are insensitive to thermal transients and transverse acceleration. They can be mounted with adhesives or by screw fasteners. The sensor and conditioning electronics are integrated into a single lightweight, hermetically sealed titanium housing. Ground isolation is provided by an insulator plate permanently bonded to the housing. The 4-pin receptacle installed on the basic model provides the convenience of a detachable extension cable. The 8310A...M11 variation contains an integral 6 meter four conductor cable terminated in pigtails. The accelerometer's output signal format is bipolar at 0 +/-2V. The unit is powered by a single supply between +3.8 and +16 VDC. The sensor's low power consumption, will provide approximately 2,000 hours of operation from a single 9 volt alkaline battery.

Available in 2g, 10g and 25g ranges
Low power, 1.3 mA
Frequency response 0...300 Hz (+/-5%)
Bipolar output: +/-2 VFS, single supply
High shock resistance, 6,000 g
Conforming to CE

Kistler Model 8310A K-Beam® Capacitive Accelerometers