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MEMS Vibration Sensor with Analog - Contactless, Wear-Free Sensor System

Product Specifications

  • Contactless
  • Wear-free
  • Utilizes MEMS technology
  • Total measurement axes: 2
  • Frequency range: 0.1 - 60 Hz
    • Optional: 0.1 -100 Hz
  • Measuring range: ± 2 g
  • Possible Interfaces:
    • Analog
    • CANopen
    • Relays
  • Resolution: 4096 digits / g
  • Output:
    • Momentary value
    • RMS value
    • Peak value
  • Operating temperature range: - 40 °C - 85 °C
  • Parameterizable system through CANopen


The MEMS vibration sensor system was designed to be a major component used for a number of applications, such as in wind power plants for measuring and evaluating vibrations in the mast head. The registration of dynamic accelerations occurs as a result of Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) sensors that perform digitization by a series of controllers.

This device is comprised of acceleration sensors, a controller unit and three types of output interfaces. Data output is conducted by two analog interfaces with 4 - 20 mA and CANopen, as well as through the use of four relay contacts (currently 1 error relay contact). The NVA is parameterized through the CANopen interface that is not separated by galvanic means.

The MEMS sensor is equipped with a filter circuit that protects the system against rapid transients and surge voltages that can reach as high as 2 kV in power supply. Available protection options include IP 69K (housing) and IP 67 (connector/socket). As a result of its impressive vibration and shock values, this sensor system is therefore applicable for use in areas with rough environmental conditions.

The vibration sensor is equipped with a stable aluminum or stainless steel housing. Elongated holes are also available for mechanical alignment (up to approx. ± 7.5°). All electrical connections are completed as a result of the use of two connectors or cables.

Technical Data

Programmable Parameters through CANopen Interface

Measuring axis: x or y or √(x2+y2) separately for each filter 1 – 6

Sampling Frequency 120-800 Hz - Can be set separately for each frequency band
Filter Frequency Range Changes according to the varying sampling frequencies*
Signal type at filter output 1-6 Momentary value
RMS mean value
Peak value
Degressive peak value
Amplification for analog outputs 4-20 mA

*Note that the frequency ranges, or windows, can be pre-set in the factory according to the user’s specific requirements. Factory-set sampling frequency: 240 Hz. If the sampling frequency is increased, then each of the all of frequency windows' lower and upper frequency limits will be shifted upwards according to the % that was increased.

Electrical data

  • Sensor system: MEMS acceleration sensor
  • Resolution: 4096 digits / g (9.81 m/s2 = 1 g)
  • Operating voltage range: 18 - 30 VDC
  • Power consumption: ≤2W

Environmental data

Operating Temperature Range - 45 °C - 85 °C
Storage Temperature Range - 45 °C - 85 °C
Resistance to Shock 500 m/s2
5 ms
Resistance to Vibration 10-2000 Hz
100 m/s2
DIN EN 60068-2-6
Protection Type DIN 40 050
Plug connection - IP 67
Housing - IP 69K
Weight 0.3 kg
EMC EN 61000-6-4 interference emission
EN 61000-6-2 interference immunity
EN 61000-4-2 (ESD)
EN 61000-4-4 (burst)
EN 61000-6-3 (emission)

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