For over 75 years, Bruel and Kjaer have played a leading role in the world of sound and vibration. From the world’s first charge accelerometer in 1943 to the innovative solutions and advanced real-time recorder/analyzer systems for testing any device from jet engines to billion-dollar satellites. Bruel and Kjaer have merged with another world-class company called HBM. This merger combines Bruel and Kjaer’s knowledge of sound and vibration with HBM’s knowledge of extremely high accuracy data measurement and instrumentation to form a new company called HBK.
HBK has developed a complete line of Piezo Electric and Integrated Electronics Piezo Electric (IEPE) Accelerometersfor doing vibration monitoring and measurement.
The transducers have been applied to many different applications including the latest in in-product prognostic heath monitoring systems for helicopters, jet engines and auxiliary power units. These sensors are designed to operate for the device’s entire lifetime without replacement. Moderately priced sensors/systems can increase the performance and operating life of high-cost capital equipment. Early warning of machine faults and preventative maintenance can help monetize the uptime and avoid costly downtime and emergency maintenance.