Optimized 4-20 mA vibration sensors with lower profile

Published by Jack Hunter   – May 31, 2011
Categories: Industrial Automation, Physical Measurement, Principal News, Sensors

Meggitt Sensing Group

Germantown, MD ~ Meggitt, the manufacturer of Wilcoxon Research™ accelerometers, which lead the industry in quality and reliability, has reduced the size and enhanced the performance of several side exit 4-20 mA vibration sensors. The optimized PCC421 and PCC423 series are smaller, lighter and operate at 105° C, an improvement over previous versions and competitive products.

The redesigned PCC421 and PCC423 series are 50% lighter weight than previous versions for easy handling. The optimized sensors also have a 33% lower profile, making them the smallest side exit vibration sensors on the market, in order to provide more clearance in small spaces. A significant increase in operating temperature was also achieved with this redesign. The PCC421 and PCC423 series sensors operate at a maximum temperature of 105° C (221° F), a significant increase over side exit 4-20 mA vibration sensors made by other manufacturers, which are limited to 85° C (185° F).

Connector and mounting options have been added as well. The PCC421 series is available with a traditional MIL-C-5015 connector as well as the popular M12 connector. The PCC423 is available with either general purpose or high temperature integral cable, each hermetically sealed with a glass to-metal feedthrough. Both series can be ordered with either a 1/4-28 UNF or M6 captive mounting screw. To simplify ordering for international customers, PCC421 sensors ordered with the M12 connector will be shipped with the M6 captive screw, unless otherwise specified.

Typical of Wilcoxon Research™ 4-20 mA sensors, the PCC421 and PCC423 series are custom ordered to suit the user's application. The customer specifies if the 4-20 mA data will be output in terms of acceleration or electrically integrated to velocity within the sensor. Peak or root-mean-square (rms) detection are available. The full scale range is also chosen by the customer, who can select from four measurement ranges at the time of order. Because there are so many options to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers, a model number configuration guide is provided on the product specification sheets.

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