Dytran’s triaxial accelerometers helping counter marine turbulence

The Dytran 3583BT triaxial accelerometer is helping provide a
smooth ride and calm sailing experience on boats. Dytran’s 3583BT is used for
vibration measurements in anti-roll gyro stabilisation systems for commercial
and recreational boats.

These systems use gyroscope and flywheel technology to act as a
counterbalance to marine turbulence. The systems automatically gauge the
ocean’s state and react instantaneously to turbulence by activating the
flywheel, which can spin at speeds of up to 896km per hour, generating enough
force to stop a boat from rolling.

The 3583BT is an IEPE triaxial accelerometer with a high sensitivity of 500
mV/g, incorporating miniature ceramic shear mode sensing elements, mounted to a
single support, packaged in a welded titanium housing, and weighing a total of 27
grams.

The precision of Dytran’s 3583BT’s 500mV/g sensitivity range allows it to
detect vibration levels when the gyroscope and flywheel technologies of the
anti-roll system are engaged, making sure the system’s vibrations are within
normal limits and don’t contribute to the ship’s overall vibration signature.

Dytran’s IEPE triaxial accelerometers find application in modal and
structural analysis; Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH); squeak and rattle; vibration
control; and general purpose triaxial vibration measurements.

Dytran Instruments, Inc. is a leading
manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure
transducers and associated electronics.

Dytran is distributed by Metromatics in Australia and New Zealand. 

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