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Kistler North America Introduces Type 8315A Series

By DE Editors

Kistler North America has introduced the Type 8315A, a high-sensitivity, low-noise single axis MEMS capacitive accelerometer series.  Incorporating the company’s K-Beam technology, the Type 8315A is designed to measure acceleration and low-frequency vibration in the primary sensing axis within a variety of automotive, aerospace, OEM, R&D and general laboratory test applications.


The Kistler Type 8315A series is available in six different models, with measurement ranges from ±2 g to ±200 g and a frequency response of 0 to 1000 Hz (5%). The compact design provides a 1-in. (25.4 mm) footprint and incorporates a MEMS variable capacitance sensing element, consisting of a small inertial mass and flexure element sandwiched between two parallel plates. As the mass deflects under acceleration, the capacitance between the element and plates changes, which is converted to a proportional voltage by the internal analog signal conditioner.

The Kistler Type 8315A series offers performance over an operating temperature range of -65°F to 250°F (-55°C to +125°C). It is powered by a single wide range supply between +6 and +50 VDC and has an internal voltage regulator.  The accelerometer is shock rated to 6,000 g pk.  

Models within the Kistler Type 8315A series are offered with three different housing and electrical interface options (AC, TA, TB), which determine available output signal formats.

Recommended optional accessories for use with the Kistler Type 8315A series include magnetic, off-ground adhesive or 10-32 screw mounting bases; a triaxial mounting cube; and various flexible, breakout, extension and output cabling options.

For more information, visit Kistler.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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