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New performance standards for industrial accelerometers from just £99 each

Published: 2 July 2018 - Sarah Mead

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

Historically DJB has focused on the test & measurement vibration market, supplying 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 it enters the competitive ‘low cost’ machine health monitoring market with an offering that will provide a completely new solution at a low cost.

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 80g, it is typically 25 per cent lighter than its competitors and has a low noise floor. With a range of cabling solutions also available, it offers 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 per cent errors that can occur in cross axis are avoided over prolonged use, a critical aspect of accelerometer technology overlooked by 90 per cent 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 the DJB sales team on +44 (0)1638 712288 or email

Industry Connections: DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd

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