Hansford Sensors has unveiled the latest versions of its HS-100 and HS-150 Series vibration sensors that are over 10% smaller and lighter than existing versions, and offer greater frequency response, with a significant improvement in resonant frequency. Designed for industrial use, typically on drives and rotating shafts such as those found in pumps, fans, motors, gearboxes and compressors, the new versions are robust and reliable when used with condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and plant management systems.
The improvements in size, weight and performance have been achieved through a combination of modified engineering techniques during manufacture and adoption of recent enhancements in component technology. Combined, these have allowed the overall height of each accelerometer to be cut by 10 mm and the weight to be reduced by approximately 10%.
In addition, the frequency response has been improved, to between 0.8 kHz and 15 kHz, while the resonant frequency has been increased to between 26 kHz and 34 kHz, in each case depending on specification. The shift in frequency response represents a significant enhancement, allowing even greater separation between the resonant frequency point of the piezoelectric sensing mechanism and the vibration frequencies of the application to be measured.
The accelerometers are available with a wide range of options, including intrinsically safe versions, special purpose cable assemblies, and a choice of mounting threads. For more information, visit Hansford Sensors.