Micro Electronic Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometers provide a compact and effective method for making static and dynamic measurements of acceleration.

Although this technology was originally developed for automotive safety air-bags it is now also used in mobile phones, and games console controllers as well as finding multiple applications in industry.

Bachmann offers this sensor to provide a 2D measurement of acceleration. The output is via a standard 5 pin M12 connector.

Uses of the 2D MEMS sensor are in the field of structural motion measurement. The output can be used for blade unbalance assessment (mass and aerodynamic), structural health monitoring and tower natural frequency assessment.

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