Kistler Model 8312A K-Beam® Capacitive Accelerometers

Kistler, Model, 8312A, K-Beam, Capacitive, Accelerometers The Kistler 8312A 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. 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 using screw fasteners. The sensor and conditioning electronics are integrated into a single lightweight, epoxy sealed hard anodized aluminum housing. Ground isolation is provided by a hard anodized coating. The 4-pin Microtech receptacle provides the convenience of a detachable extension cable.

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 for 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 8312A K-Beam® Capacitive Accelerometers