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DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd is setting a new standard for the low cost industrial accelerometer marketplace by introducing a new design and build of their A/140 range, starting from just £99+VAT using their unique Konic Shear® technology.

Historically DJB have focused on the Test & Measurement vibration market, supplying unique sensors for product developments in the Automotive, Aerospace and Defence markets to name just a few, leading the way with miniaturisation in addition to high temperature testing up to 900°C. But with this launch they enter the competitive ‘low cost’ machine health monitoring market with an offering that will provide a completely new solution at a cost never seen before.

The new range starts at just £99 for a single axis 100mV/g IEPE accelerometer (A/140) which also benefits from the unique DJB developed Konic Shear® technology. The combination of low cost and Konic Shear® means significant improvements in cross axis control without any cost penalty, providing a step up from compression and shear plate designs used by other manufacturers.

The technically superior A/140 range is sealed to IP67 and manufactured in corrosion resistant stainless steel for use in harsh environments. At only 80grams, it is typically 25% lighter than its competitors and has a low noise floor. With a range of cabling solutions also available, it offers unrivalled performance at low cost, in a package that is a direct replacement for other existing solutions.

Gary Chadwick, DJB’s Operations Manager said of the design, ‘The Konic Shear® design continues to provide consistent cross axis control despite the inevitable degradation of polarisation that occurs in all piezoelectric materials, this unique feature means the potential 40% errors that can occur in cross axis are avoided over prolonged use, a critical aspect of accelerometer technology overlooked by 90% of users.’

The A/140 IEPE accelerometer is available in several different versions:

  • Mil-C-5015 2 pin top connector – A/140
  • Integral top entry cable – A/140/C
  • Integral side entry cable – A/140/SC
  • Waterproof integral cable, top entry – A/140/W
  • Waterproof integral cable, side entry – A/140/SW

Neill Ovenden, DJB’s Managing Director followed up by saying, ‘Our high temperature industrial accelerometers have been part of the UK’s power generation capability for over 40 years and these new low cost accelerometers bring that pedigree and performance to the wider industrial machine monitoring market.’

The new A/140 range is available now, for a quotation please contact our sales team.

DJB Instruments UK Ltd Sales +44 (0) 1638 712 288  or email

For further details / full datasheets please visit our website

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