2 Tactics to Filter Vibration from Inertial Sensor Readings

Whether you’re monitoring an important bridge or the performance of construction machinery, you need to know about every inertial reading the sensor gives you. Unfortunately, not all applications are conducive for gathering sensitive readings. Outside vibration within many industrial environments can interfere with the sensor’s readings, giving you inaccurate or incomprehensible data. If your application includes…

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How to Avoid Vibration in Structural Tilt Readings

Tilt sensing validates that infrastructure serves the public with safety and efficiency, but since these readings are so subtle and important, engineers cannot afford to have outside forces throw them off. Vibration can be the enemy for precision tilt sensors and in many cases, it is inevitable. For environments that can make the line on…

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Low Inertial Acceleration? Know Which Sensor to Use

Every object that moves is experiencing acceleration, but not every movement requires one type of accelerometer to measure it. For applications that involve vibration, the type of accelerometer you need depends on the requirements of your project. For Low Vibration Sensing Force-balanced sensors use a pendulum and torque motor and MEMS accelerometers use chip-based technology to measure acceleration…

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When to Choose a Damped or Undamped Sensor

Should this sensor be damped or not? When you’re going through the process of finding the perfect sensor for your project, damping is definitely a factor to consider. Damping is a modification that decreases a sensor’s bandwidth in order to reduce its sensitivity. That means you can get accurate tilt or motion readings without the…

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