PCB Announces Improved Explosion, Blast Pressure Sensor

October 25, 2012

The Model 137B23 quartz, free-field, ICP blast pressure pencil probe has a fast microsecond response time and resonant frequencies to 500 kHz.

DEPEW, NY -- PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP technology, is pleased to announce the release of the improved Model 137B23 quartz, free-field, ICP blast pressure pencil probe. The Model 137B23 has been improved for durability and alignment by lowering the parts count by 40% and the internal connections by 50%.

The pencil probes continue to feature an extremely fast microsecond response time, with resonant frequencies to 500 kHz. The blast pressure pencil probes are designed for a broad range of explosion, blast and shockwave testing. Applications include measuring blast pressure in free-field or closed bunker arenas to obtain peak pressure, total impulse, shockwave and time-of-arrival measurements often used to study blast effects on structures, vehicles and humans.

ICP technology features integral microelectronics that provides a high signal-to-noise ratio compared to silicon semiconductor sensing technologies, which require external amplification. The high-level 5 V output signal is capable of driving long cable runs hundreds of feet in length, to a safe zone for data acquisition. Sensors are frequency tailored to capture both peak pressure and total impulse calculations.

About Aerospace & Defense Division
PCB's Aerospace & Defense division specializes in products and programs developed exclusively for the global aerospace, civil and military aviation, defense, homeland security and test & measurement markets. Products include space-rated high temperature and high-g shock accelerometers; space-qualified hardware; sensors and instrumentation for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS), for UAV's, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and ground vehicles; system electronics; combustion monitoring pressure sensors; high temperature engine vibration monitoring sensors; launch and separation shock sensors; Active Noise Cancellation products; and aircraft hydraulic pressure sensors, among others. Typical applications include vibration and fatigue testing; qualification testing; aircraft and engine ground testing, flutter and flight testing; blast pressure and hydraulic system pressure measurements; structural dynamics; engine vibration monitoring; launch and separation shock studies; pressure, wind tunnel and aerodynamic studies; aircraft and ground vehicle prognostics; and noise cancellation applications.

About PCB Piezotronics
PCB Piezotronics Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our fast delivery Platinum Products are covered by a life-time warranty and PCB proudly stands behind their products with services you value most, including toll-free customer service, 24-hour SensorLinesm , a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction.

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