Machine Manufacturing

Meggitt Provides Custom Vibration Monitoring Solutions

May 23, 2013

Wilcoxon Research condition monitoring expertise applied to meet specific customer needs.

GERMANTOWN, MD -- For over 50 years Wilcoxon Research products have been developed based on extensive understanding of the precise measurement requirements needed for condition monitoring. Meggitt's experience in quality and innovation strengthens vibration monitoring technologies by fulfilling customers' evolving requirements.

"For a small investment customers can benefit from our many decades of design and manufacturing expertise", says Tom Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wilcoxon Research products. "Developing customized products in our AS9100 and ISO9001 certified facility ensures customers receive the highest quality products and services."

Simple changes for simple solutions
Simple changes from custom cable assemblies and output connectors to frequency response and output sensitivity can result in significant cost savings and confidence in data integrity. For example:

  • The 786-500 high sensitivity low speed accelerometer was created for wind turbine monitoring, saving customers over $200 per turbine.
  • Developing a ruggedized 732-1D high-frequency sensor reduced measurement uncertainty and the need to replace sensors during 1/3 octave production testing of a newly designed electric engine.

Complex design for advanced applications Meggitt designs and manufactures products for precise measurements in extreme environments.

  • A nuclear power plant required accelerometers that could detect high frequency levels up to 25 kHz while operating in temperatures up to 500°F (260°C). The 215A sensor was developed to fit the plant's requirements, saving over $10,000 in initial installation cost and protecting against millions of loss damage due to unplanned downtime.
  • The Wilcoxon Research 748 sensor was developed to monitor large structures up to 1,500 ft. (457 m) underwater. The high-sensitivity 500 mV/g accelerometer was designed with 60% spectral noise reduction to 4 µg /√Hz at 10 Hz to detect extremely low vibration amplitudes.

Quotes for variations on accelerometers, 4–20 mA sensors, cable assemblies, enclosures and hazardous area sensors can be provided in 48 hours. Meggitt strives to provide customers with complete monitoring solutions for all industrial applications through quality, design and manufacturing. To learn more about Meggitt's Wilcoxon Research products or custom capabilities, visit, call 800-WILCOXON, or e-mail

About Meggitt Sensing Systems
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is a leading supplier of high-performance sensing and monitoring systems for physical parameter measurements in extreme environments. It has operated since 1927 through its antecedents—ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research—whose portfolios form the basis of product lines offered by today's Meggitt Sensing Systems. Meggitt Sensing Systems designs and manufactures the Wilcoxon Research product line of vibration sensors at its facility in Germantown, Maryland, USA.

About Meggitt
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.

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