Differences Between Vibration Sensors Accelerometer and Transmitter

Hansford Sensors products generally known as vibration sensors, accelerometer and transmitter. However, these three terms are different from each other. Basically, a vibration sensor is also type of accelerometer. But an accelerometer doesn’t have to be a vibration sensor. An accelerometer (or vibration sensor), typically measured based on quality of acceleration. On the other hand, vibration sensors not only measures the acceleration but also measures the amount of it. Therefore, they are suitable for accelerometer definition.

There is a piezoelectric element in the typical vibration sensor structure. When the force applied on piezoelectric element, it generates electrical signal. This electrical signal is proportional to the force  which is piezoelectric element exposed. This electrical signal used for data collection and control systems in different application fields. Therefore accelerometer is a type of sensor that basically measures according to velocity and gives output signal.

Vibration transmitter is an accelerometer that gives 4-20mA output. This loop powered device has 4-20mA output. With this, it provides direct communication with many operators without using any modules. It can efficiently communicate with PLC, BMS or SCADA systems and gives output signals. Vibration sensor generally measures machine parts like motors, fans and pumps.

Briefly accelerometer, transmitter and vibration sensor terms are using as common when identifying the Hansford Sensors products. These products are using in various application fields like construction industry, paper industry, mining, metal industry, automotive and military. Hansford Sensor products are also used in important equipment such as fans, mechanical systems, pumps, cooling towers, motors, gearboxes.

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