ELECTRONICS:Dytran Instruments has just released the new 3097AT series of accelerometers, which feature IEPE operation, TEDS and a small cubic design. Designed for use in modal analysis applications, the 3097AT series have a 5-40 stud mount and an industry standard 4-pin connector. These sensors are offered in three different sensitivities: 3097A1T is 10 mV/g, 3097A2T is 100 mV/g and 3097A3T is 500 mV/g.Packaged in a 0.4 inch cubic titanium housing, the 3097AT series weigh just 4.3 gm. Their robust, laser welded titanium design includes a ceramic shear sensing element coupled to an ultra low noise JFET electronics package.
The 3097AT series is now offered in addition to the 3097A family of miniature accelerometers for modal analysis. The only difference between the 3097A and 3097AT series is the TEDS feature in the 3097AT series. Priced at $350.
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