16:15 03 May 2017
Omron Electronic Components Europe has launched D75, the world’s smallest seismic sensor, specifically designed to provide high precision measurement of spectral intensity. It measures 9.8 x 10.9mm and comes with a built-in memory and l2C interface, allowing it to be readily integrated into IoT devices.
Its potential applications include wireless sensors, smart electricity and gas meters, industrial control panels, fire prevention systems, electricity distribution panels, and home appliances, among others.
With the ability to determine genuine seismic activity from an earthquake, it can reject impulse vibration noise and only respond to genuine seismic activity.
“Earthquakes are extremely common around the world. On average, 50 earthquakes strike each day, or about 20,000 a year,” said Fabrizio Petris, Senior Business Development Manager of Omron Electronic Components Europe.
“Many are weak enough to go unnoticed but some are catastrophic. We can’t always predict when a catastrophe will strike. Using the new sensor, designers can make systems safer and minimise the risk of secondary damage after earthquakes by safely shutting off and stopping hazardous devices. The sensor can also help determine damage by mapping seismic intensity and providing building collapse information.”