Adhesive Mounting Bases
Adhesive accelerometer mounting bases are utilized to facilitate adhesively mounting an accelerometer to a test surface. The base is secured to the test object with a suitable adhesive such as epoxy, glue or wax. The accelerometer is then stud mounted to the other side of the adhesive mounting base and properly apply torque as per specification. The use of the adhesive mounting base prevents the adhesive from being in direct contact with the sensor and potentially clogging the sensor tapped mounting hole. Accelerometers may be easily moved to multiple bases installed at various locations.
Mounting pads for array accelerometers
Accelerometers that incorporate their electrical connection within their mounting surface. Specially designed mounting pads will adequately mount the Modal Array Accelerometers to the structure and easily connect the sensors to data acquisition and analysis systems. These mounting pads are used with array.
Easy-mount clips offer practical and economical installation techniques for accelerometers in multi-channel vibration measurement applications. The clips can be attached to the test structure via double sided tape or adhesive. Once the clips are installed, accelerometers are simply snapped into the clips and are ready to take vibration measurements. Triaxial measurements can be made with single axis, cube-shaped accelerometers by changing axis orientation for successive measurements. Swivel-style clips permit sensors installed on curved or sloped surfaces to be aligned along the desired plane and axis. These clips rotate and pivot to provide full flexibility in alignment.
Mounting by stud or screw may not always be practical. For such cases, adhesive mounting offers an alternative mounting method. The use of separate adhesive mounting bases is recommended to prevent the adhesive from damaging the accelerometer base or clogging the mounting threads. Most adhesive mounting bases also provide electrical isolation, which eliminates potential noise pick-up and ground loop problems. The type of adhesive recommended depends on the particular application. Petro Wax offers a very convenient, easily removable approach for room temperature use.
Magnetic Mounting bases
Magnetic mounting bases allow a convenient, temporary method of installing accelerometers to ferrous, magnetic surfaces. Accelerometer magnetic mounting bases are an ideal solution for those organizations that need to take periodic vibration data for trending purposes. It is recommended to install the magnet base to the test object on an edge and then “roll” the assembly gently into position; or install the magnet base to the test object first, and then attach the sensor.
Mouniting studs and Screws
Accelerometer mounting studs are used to secure the accelerometer to the test object. To ensure accurate measurements, always mount the accelerometer to the datasheets recommended mounting torque. Is it always best practice to use vender manufactured mounting adaptors instead of end user made mounting devices.
Triaxial Mounting adapters
Triaxial accelerometer mounting adaptors increases the utilization of your present inventory of single axis sensors when you need to take measurement from 3 directions at a sensor(s) location. It is always best to use triaxial accelerometers but for cost avoidance issues triaxial mounting adaptors offer an economical option. These adaptors mate to three standard single axis accelerometers to monitor vibration in three orthogonal axes.
Accelerometer removal tools help avoid sensor damage and assist with the removal of adhesively mounted “teardrop”-style accelerometers. After using a debonding agent, the removal tool applies a shear force. This shear force is applied by a slow twisting motion to the sensor breaking the bond of most glues and epoxies.