Intrinsically safe accelerometer expands line of hazardous area sensors

Wilcoxon Research has received intrinsically safe certification on its full-performance, compact, industrial accelerometers. See photo.

09/05/2008


Germantown, MDWilcoxon Research has received intrinsically safe certification on its full-performance, compact, industrial accelerometers. The 780A and 780A-IS full-performance, 100 mV/g general purpose vibration sensors feature a tight +5% tolerance and a broad 3dB frequency response from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The 780A-IS was designed with a standard 2-pin, MIL-C-5015 connector to be compatible with the existing cabling infrastructure and fits the same connector used on most industrial accelerometers.

Intrinsically safe Wilcoxon 780A-IS vibration sensor
Intrinsically safe

Suited for harsh industrial environments, it is hermetically sealed, ESD protected, and EMI / RFI shielded, operating at temperatures as low as -50the 780A vibration sensor will be available this fall.
Intrinsic Safety (IS) Class I Division 1 certification means that 780A-IS can be used where flammable or explosive materials are present without causing electrical sparks or hot spots strong enough to cause ignition of gases or dusts. Hazardous-area uses include oil and gas applications; chemical, paint, and plastic plants; pharmaceutical manufacturing; steel processing; mining; food and beverage processing; tire and rubber plants; and aircraft and shipboard monitoring.
Also read: Stand-alone 4-20 mA vibration displacement sensor for machinery monitoring

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