Advertisement

SENSR's US$600 GP1 Programmable Accelerometer

By

March 21, 2007

Image Gallery (3 images)

March 22, 2007 SENSR Instruments’ first product has certainly raised the bar for its future efforts - the GP1 Programmable Accelerometer, was developed to be an "accessible instrument", and combines precision, quality, ease of use and affordability. The unit is equally at home in a lab environment streaming real-time dynamic data back to your PC or out in the field functioning as a remote data logger monitoring and recording up to 30 days of data. The GP1 uses an enhanced recording processor that integrates static, dynamic and environmental data into a unique data record that records what occurred and when. A bit bigger than a car ignition key , the billet aluminium-cased gadget retails for just US$600 and at that price, there’s a whole bunch of things you can now do which were either impossible or price-prohibitive yesterday.

The GP1 Programmable Accelerometer is a rugged, compact 3 axis motion recording instrument that lets you monitor, record and analyse; motions, impacts, shocks, drops, orientation and temperature.

People are using other accelerometers that are very specialized, expensive and hard to use. The GP1's programmable feature-set let you configure the device for one specific task and then reconfigure the device for another task on demand. The GP1 can be configured to be a remote sensor where it streams data directly back to a PC or it can be configured to be remote data logger monitoring and recording up to 30 days of data.

The product has been specifically engineered for these disciplines and tasks:

Engineers and Technicians use the GP1 to:

. Measure dynamic responses . Quantify the testing environment . Baseline performance . Register product tuning responses . Record performance envelopes . Document testing . Identify performance degradation

Transportation and Logistic managers use the GP1 to:

. Record typical and abusive handling characteristics . Identify uncontrolled handling events . Document when tips, falls, drops and improper orientation occur . Quantify shippers performance. . Assess distribution variations.

Asset Managers use the GP1 to:

. Identify asset utilization . Document move and hold periods . Record typical and abusive treatment . Register dynamic performance changes . Monitor natural and environmental effects

Advertisement
About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
Post a Comment

Login with your Gizmag account:

Related Articles
Looking for something? Search our articles
Advertisement