Shock Accelerometer Calibration

PneuShock Calibration Exciter | 525 Option

The PneuShock Shock Accelerometer Calibration Exciter allows users to measure sensor sensitivity at high acceleration levels up to 10 000 g in accordance with ISO 16063-22. The PneuShock 9155D-525 option integrates with the Accelerometer Calibration Workstation Model 9155D, making shock tests quick and easy.


The state-of-the-art shock exciter makes use of a pneumatically operated projectile to strike an anvil and excite the sensor. By controlling both the air pressure and the duration of which the pressure is applied, the user gains greater control and consistency of the impacts. The system is fully turnkey, includes a PC and data acquisition card, stores shock calibration results using Microsoft Access, and has an easy-to-use software interface.


  • Assures accurate, NIST and PTB traceable calibrations
  • Provides calibration and linearity check from 20 g to 10 000 g
  • Pneumatically actuated exciter delivers controlled and consistent impacts
  • Impact anvils and projectiles included to tailor the impulse shape
  • Compatible with standard back-to-back shock reference accelerometers
  • Provides graphical indication of sensor amplitude linearity
  • Electronic control of projectile drive pressure and pulse width


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9155D-525 Option
Acceleration Range – g (m/sec²)20 – 10 000 (196 – 98 000)
Excitation Pulse Width - msec 0.1 – 1.0
Reference Sensor TypeQuartz Shear ICP Accelerometer
Standards ComplianceISO 16063-22
Actuator Kit ModelK9525C


PneuShock System Uncertainty2.2% typical

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The Accelerometer Calibration Workstation Model 9155 also features back-to-back comparison calibration of piezoelectric (PE), capacitive (VC), and piezoresistive (PR/MEMS) mode accelerometers for both sensitivity and phase according to ISO 16063-21. Printed certificates fulfill the requirements set forth by ISO 17025 for calibration certificates.