Dytran 3168D2 – Single-Axis, Mechanically and Electrically Filtered IEPE Accelerometer!
Dytran Instruments, Inc. has recently introduced Model 3168D2 for HUMS and flight test applications.
This innovative sensor is a single-axis, filtered IEPE accelerometer with a thru-hole design for 360-degree cable orientation.
Model 3168D2 features mechanical and electrical filters. These filters eliminate ultra-high frequency energy that can cause signal saturation (common in high-speed gearbox applications). The filters also act as a barrier to “zero shift” phenomena in the data. This is done by protecting the sensing element from high amplitude, high-frequency mechanical impacts. In addition, the filters suppress the natural frequency of the sensor to assure correct “in-band” vibration measurements during all test applications. The sensing element is internally isolated from the outer case. This prevents ground loops and is enclosed by a Faraday shield that prevents EMI/RFI interference.
The sensitivity is 10 mV/g, the frequency range is 1Hz to 10,000Hz (±3dB), and the rugged, stainless-steel case is hermetically sealed for reliable operation in high humidity or wet environments.
The integral Teflon® cable for Model 3168D2 terminates in twisted pair shielded flying leads and is available in various lengths.
Typical uses for Model 3168D2 include applications such as: high-frequency aircraft/airframe vibration monitoring, Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and transmission vibration measurements as well as any general-purpose, high energy applications where signal saturation, shock overload and zero shift are potentially affecting signal integrity.
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