Instrumentation

NEES@Nevada offers a variety of instruments including, but not limited to accelerometers, displacement transducers, and load cells.

Technical specifications and manufacturers data sheets for most of the instruments are provided for downloading. Generally the lab does not keep a supply of strain gauges, but we are able to condition a large variety of gauges. We may also assist you in gauge selection if necessary.

Acceleration

A selection of accelerometers are available that are well suited for civil/structural and service to industry testing. The current inventory of accelerometers is summarized below.

NEES Instrumentation table for Acceleration
InstrumentMeasured QuantityRangeFrequency BandwidthQuantityNumber of DAQ Channels Consumed By InstrumentEquipment Designation
203 Biax MEM Acceleration ±1.4g 0-200 Hz 2 2 NEES
320 Biax MEM Acceleration ±5g 0-200 Hz 20 2 NEES
325 Triax MEM Acceleration ±5g 0-500 Hz 9 3 NEES
326 Triax MEM Acceleration ±16g 0-500 Hz 4 3 NEES
330 Triax MEM Acceleration ±3g 0-500 Hz 1 3 NEES
Crossbow CXL02LF1 Acceleration ±2g 0-10 Hz 11 1 NEES
Crossbow CXL25M1 Acceleration ±25g 0-10 Hz 3 1 NEES

Displacement

For displacement a range transducers are available ranging from short stroke potentiometric linear transducers to very long stroke stringpots. These instruments are summarized below.

NEES Instrumentation table for Displacement
InstrumentMeasured QuantityRangeFrequency BandwidthQuantityNumber of DAQ Channels Consumed By InstrumentEquipment Designation
Novotechnik
TR50
Displacement Potentiometric w/restoring spring 0-2 in
(0-50 mm)
45 1 Non-NEES
Novotechnik
TR75
Displacement Potentiometric w/restoring spring 0-3in
(0-75 mm)
47 1 Non-NEES
Novotechnik
TR100
Displacement Potentiometric w/restoring spring 0-4 in
(0-100 mm)
13 1 Non-NEES
Novotechnik
LWG225
Displacement Potentiometric wo/restoring spring 0-9 in
(0-225 mm)
10 1 Non-NEES
Novotechnik
LWG300
Displacement Potentiometric wo/restoring spring 0-12 in
(0-300 mm)
2 1 Non-NEES
UniMeasure
PA40
Displacement Stringpot 0-40 in
(0-1016 mm)
26 1 Non-NEES
UniMeasure
PA60
Displacement Stringpot 0-60 in
(0-1524 mm)
6 1 Non-NEES
UniMeasure
PA60 High Tension
Displacement Stringpot 0-60 in
(0-1524 mm)
4 1 Non-NEES
UniMeasure
JX80
Displacement Stringpot 0-80 in
(0-2032 mm)
20 1 Non-NEES
Celesco
PT101-0020-111-1110
Displacement Stringpot 0-20 in
(0-508 mm)
2 1 Non-NEES
Celesco
PT101-0030-111-1110
Displacement Stringpot 0-30 in
(762 mm)
7 1 Non-NEES

Force

See the table below for the available force transducers.

NEES Instrumentation table for Force
InstrumentMeasured QuantityTypeMax. LoadQuantityNumber of DAQ Channels Consumed By InstrumentEquipment Designation
Lebow
3156-150K
Force Canister ±150 kip
(±667 kN)
5 1 Non-NEES
Sensotec
41/576-01-05
Force Low profile ±100 kip
(±445 kN)
1 1 Non-NEES
Transducer Techniques
LPU-15K
Force Low profile ±15 kip
(±67 kN)
6 1 Non-NEES
Transducer Techniques
TLL-20K
Force Inline 20 kip Tension
(89 kN) Tension
2 1 Non-NEES
Lebow
3124-20K
Force Inline 20 kip Tension
(89 kN) Tension
1 1 Non-NEES
Honeywell
QFFH-9-12K
Force Canister ±1000 lb-ft
(±1356 N-m)
1 1 Non-NEES
Sensotec TH/1589-01 Force Canister 100 kip Compression
(445 kN) Compression
1 1 Non-NEES
Transducer Techniques
THC-5K-S
Force Low profile 5 kip Compression
(22 kN) Compression
6 1 Non-NEES
Sensotec
41/571-06
Force Low profile ±1 kip
(±4.4 kN)
1 1 Non-NEES
Transducer Techniques
SBO-1K
Force S-beam ±1 kip
(±4.4 kN)
1 1 Non-NEES
Transducer Techniques
SBO-5K
Force S-beam ±5 kip
(±22 kN)
1 1 Non-NEES
UNR 5DOF
(P, V, M)
Force Canister ±200 kip
(±890 kN)
6 5 NEES
Transducer Techniques
LWO-20K
Force Load washer 20 kip Compression
(89 kN) Compression
9 1 Non-NEES

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