How to select the right kind of acceleration sensor for high vibration applications

MEMSIC INC Announces New MEMS White Paper

Accelerometer Technologies for inclination sensing for cranes, tractors, dump trucks, buses, wood chippers and other high vibration equipment commonly used in demanding environments

April 26, 2016

Andover, Massachusetts – MEMSIC Inc., ( a leading sensing solutions provider, today announced the availability of a new whitepaper for heavy equipment design engineers and developers who need to pick the right kind of acceleration sensors.

This new MEMSIC whitepaper discusses various uses for accelerometers used in construction, testing and transportation equipment.

This whitepaper provides an in-depth analysis of Capacitive and Thermal Accelerometers as well as the differences between these two leading accelerometer technologies; as well as their benefits and advantages.  The paper covers how these two technologies impact device sensitivity, resistance to shock and vibration, and overall performance in demanding real world industrial and construction environments.

“Equipment designers have a choice between capacitive-based or thermal MEMS (microelectromechanical) accelerometers,” explains James Fennelly, MEMSIC product manager. “They need to consider several design variables, including sensor structure, sensor resonance, reliability, stability, bandwidth, and power consumption, together with cost.”

The new MEMSIC white paper can be downloaded here –


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