EPSON ELECTRONICS AMERICA LAUNCHES HIGH-PERFORMANCE QUARTZ MEMS INCLINOMETERS & ACCELEROMETERS FOR SEISMIC, INDUSTRIAL AND MODAL ANALYSIS APPLICATIONS
New devices boast the compactness and energy efficiency of MEMS sensors with the high performance of mechnical servo sensors
SAN JOSE, CA - November 5, 2012 -
Epson Electronics America (EEA) today announced two new compact inclinometers and accelerometers (three-axis sensor units) for different industrial and aerospace applications. These products provide stable monitoring for extended periods of time with a re
solution of 0.001 degrees (inclinometer) and 10
G (accelerometer). Epson will begin shipping samples in January 2013 and plans to begin volume production within the year. Limited test samples are available now for select customers.
Today these types of sensors are widely used in the construction and civil engineering industries to monitor horizontal and vertical planes in skyscrapers and other large structures, as well as to measure structural distortion and changes over time that o
ccur due to vibration and seismic activity. However, the hihg-precision inclinometers and accelerometers currently available are extremely expensive, large and heavy, presenting significant problems during usage. Epson's new devices answer the industry's
call for small, pwere-efficient sensors that keep down the total cost of construction monitoring systems yet offer the long-lasting accuracy and stability their projects require.