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Epson Introduces M-A352 For Improved Health Structuring

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Shreepanjali Mod

Seiko Epson Corporation recently came up with a new three axis accelerometer called the M-A352. Samples of this accelerometer will start hitting markets by end of this year while its volume production is slated to begin from 2019 spring.

Fig. 1: Image Showing Epson’s 3-Axis Accelerometer M-A352
(Image Source: Epson)

Epson’s accelerometers were first introduced in 2014. Since then these have been used for plethora of applications which earned  them a unique position for their exceptional quality and performance. The soaring cost of infrastructure monitoring maintenance and renewal along with aging social infrastructure have turned into serious issues for a number of communities and nations. These problems have raised the demand for an advanced technology that can monitor health and well-being of structures with the help of sensors.

Epson came up with advanced M-A352 to provide some momentum to wide spread of serious structural health monitoring technology. The M-A352 promises required noise performance of 1 µG/√Hz or above with proven exceptional manufacturability and durability, better cost competitiveness, and consistent supply. Providing an unmatched combination of high durability and excellent accuracy, the M-A352 is highly useful for applications where higher-accuracy measurements weren’t possible. In case, you are worried about major features, here is the list:

●      Low Noise: 0.5 µG/√Hz typ.

●      Higher shock resistance: 1200 G (four times of M-A351, Epson’s pre-existing product)

●      Wide dynamic range that goes up to 27 bits

●      Lower-jitter external trigger function that allows higher-accuracy time synchronization in a multi-node measurement.

●      Original noise-resistance direct digital conversion technology

Now, let’s talk about applications. This new Epson accelerometer is suitable to be used in structure health monitoring, environmental vibration measurement, unmanned vehicles, earthquake detection, industrial equipment monitoring, as well as measurement of path and measurement of vehicles and industrial equipment. Epson has slated technical presentation as well as demonstration of this product somewhere in 2018.