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ALSPA Care : Vibration Sensors Basics

Case Mounted Transducers Basic Designs


Basic design of two type of Case Mounted Transducer are:
Acceleration Transducers
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Compression Type

Shear Type

Velocity Transducers
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Moving coil sensor

A Piezoelectric accelerometer with integrating circuit

Moving-coil
sensor

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Piezoelectric Accelerometers
Accelerometers utilize two different techniques for generation of the
vibration signal resulting in two main mechanical models.

Compression Mode

Shear Mode

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Piezoelectric Accelerometers
All accelerometers have a frequency response with a high frequency
resonance.

Devices are typically utilized


up to a third of the natural
frequency

Inner Compression construction


with isolating tabs wired up to
circuit board

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Velocity Transducers

charge amp. &


integration circuit

magnet

case

preload band
moving coil

Sensitive
Axis

mass
crystal

mounting stud

Traditional Moving-Coil Sensor

Velomitor Piezo-Velocity Sensor

Cut away view of Velomitor


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