Vibration Monitoring Essentials – An Overview of Acceleration Measurement Technologies

To select the appropriate accelerometer, a clear understanding of the application and its measurement tasks are essential.

This whitepaper explains the various types of absolute vibration transducers – accelerometers with pure acceleration outputs and their corresponding measurement chains.


Included is a detailed overview of the following sensor types, the advantages and disadvantages for each, their required signal conditioning, and best-fit data acquisition systems:

  • PE – Piezoelectric
  • IEPE Integrated Electronics Piezoelectric
  • MEMS Micro Electromechanical System


Download our whitepaper for more detailed technical information regarding acceleration measurement.