Technical Articles

Dytran Instruments, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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An accelerometer is an instrument that senses the motion of a surface to which it is attached, producing an electrical output signal precisely analogous to that motion. The ability to couple motion,...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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To calibrate a vibration accelerometer is to accurately determine its sensitivity (in mV/g or pC/g) at various frequencies of interest. The ISA approved back-toback comparison method is probably the...
(Wire and Cable)
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By nature, cables are usually the weakest part of any measurement system. Because they are somewhat fragile, they must be handled with care. The weakest point on the cable assembly is the intersection...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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There are many different types of electrical schemas used to couple sensors to electronic readouts but most of them typically use changes in voltage proportional to the various physical phenomena...
(Temperature Sensing)
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High-temperature accelerometers must work in harsh conditions, and users expect high performance and long-term durability from their sensors in such environments. Material selection is a critical, yet...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Glossary of common sensor terms....
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Dytran charge mode accelerometers are designed to measure shock and vibration phenomena over a broad temperature range. These accelerometers, unlike the Low Impedance Voltage Mode (LIVM) types,...
(Power Supplies)
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In order to fully understand the purpose of current source power units, it will be necessary to first understand the operation of the low impedance voltage mode (LIVM) sensors with which the power...
(Force Sensing)
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A transfer function of a mechanical system describes its dynamic behavior in response to an applied stimulus (excitation). There are six major transfer functions used in mechanical systems analysis....
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Low Impedance Voltage Mode (LIVM) accelerometers are designed to measure shock and vibration phenomena over a wide frequency range. They contain integral IC electronics that converts the high...
(Force Sensing)
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Low Impedance Voltage Mode (LIVM) force sensors contain thin piezoelectric crystals which generate analog voltage signals in response to applied dynamic forces. A built in IC chip amplifier converts...
(Pressure Sensing)
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Dynamic pressure sensors are designed to measure pressure changes in liquids and gasses such as in shock tube studies, in-cylinder pressure measurements, field blast tests, pressure pump...
(Force Sensing)
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Low Impedance Voltage Mode (LIVM) sensors are piezoelectric devices with integral FET impedance converting amplifiers. To bias the amplifier, a high value resistor is placed in parallel with the gate...
(Force Sensing)
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Low Frequency Response - The ability of a sensor to measure very low frquency sinusoidal or periodic inputs (pressure, force and acceleration) with accuracy. This ability is best characterized by a...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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There is a growing need for space-rated, high performance accelerometers with small physical dimensions, light weight, and low outgassing characteristics that has been unmet by the vibration sensor...
(Force Sensing)
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Obtaining solid, extremely high temperature vibration measurements presents challenges to mechanical designers of many different types of products. Traditional sensors specified to operate at...
(Force Sensing)
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Piezoelectric sensors (Transducers) measure dynamic phenomena such as force, pressure and acceleration (including shock and vibration). Inside the sensor, piezoelectric materials such as quartz and...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Machinery health management across all industries is entering a new era, with new urgency. Digitization at the Edge is the key to better asset management in an ascending IIoT environment. Raw Analog...
(Vibration and Acceleration Sensing)
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Some of the most popular applications for 6 Degree of Freedom DC response accelerometers are tilt angle calculations. Due to the ability of the DC accelerometer to detect a static gravitational field,...
(Force Sensing)
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Low frequency response, piezo sensors...