Piezoelectric Single Axis Accelerometers
Piezoelectric accelerometers operate through the application of a force, caused by a displaced mass, on a piezoelectric material. Often this material is either lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic (PZT) or quartz. The applied force creates stresses in the piezoelectric material, displacing electrical charge proportional to the force.
Piezoelectric accelerometers can be provided either unamplified, known as charge mode accelerometers, or with an internal pre-amplifier, known as IEPE/ ICP®/CCLD accelerometers, with the acronym varying from manufacturer to manufacturer. StrainSense offer a wide range of single axis IEPE and charge mode accelerometers, capable of operating in high g environments, up to 6000g and with frequency responses to 37kHz.
AC Response Accelerometers Overview