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Wilcoxon Research measurement products now sold with Meggitt”s Endevco® product line

July 21, 2010—Germantown, MD - Meggitt"s Wilcoxon Research measurement products, a high quality line of accelerometers, shakers and vibration equipment, are now sold through the Meggitt Sensing Systems facility in San Juan Capistrano, California, USA. The Wilcoxon Research products, along with Endevco® and Sensorex measurement products, will be sold by Meggitt Sensing Systems leading experts in the test and measurement field.

The Wilcoxon Research line of measurement products is focused on accelerometers and shakers. Wilcoxon Research piezoelectric accelerometers are IEPE powered and ideal for general purpose or seismic measurements on a wide range of machinery and test apparatus. A variety of sensitivities to choose from and low noise floors make these sensors appropriate for many applications such as modal and structural testing, high frequency monitoring of equipment with small bearings, high-speed machine tool spindles, harmonic activity of gear mesh frequencies, structural monitoring, vibration isolation verification, and seismic measurements.

Shakers for modal analysis and natural frequency identification can be utilized to design products to minimize stress and fatigue. Wilcoxon Research electromagnetic shakers excite primarily at low frequencies to measure components such as first bending mode of air frames and ship hulls. Wilcoxon Research piezoelectric shakers excite at high frequencies above the acoustic range where materials, such as semiconductor components and high strength metals, start to break apart.

Acoustic sensors, including hydrophones and leak detectors, will also be sold through San Juan Capistrano. Wilcoxon Research hydrophones are built to withstand the rigors of continuous underwater exposure, in both sea water and fresh water environments. Each hydrophone uses piezoelectric crystals with a built-in electronic amplifier, to boost the low level signal of underwater pressure waves. Wilcoxon Research leak detection hydrophones are used to listen to the sounds of leaks in piping in situ.

Meggitt Sensing Systems San Juan Capistrano office has long been the home of the widely respected Endevco® product line, and a powerhouse of test and measurement expertise, says Tom Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wilcoxon Research products. The Wilcoxon Research products that will now be sold under the same umbrella are very complimentary a natural fit for the San Juan Capistrano team and customers alike. Cables, mounting accessories, and power and signal conditioning units to support all of the Wilcoxon Research accelerometers, shakers, and hydrophones will also be sold through the San Juan Capistrano office, to provide customers with one Meggitt Sensing Systems location for all of their test and measurement needs.

The Wilcoxon Research measurement line, as well as the Endevco® line and all of the test and measurement products available from Meggitt Sensing Systems, are available in a catalog which can be downloaded from To learn more about Wilcoxon Research measurement sensors, visit and to learn more about Wilcoxon Research shakers visit or call the San Juan Capistrano facility directly at +1 949 493 8181. To learn more about Wilcoxon Research, or the pledge of Total Lower Cost of Ownership, visit, call 800-WILCOXON, or email To learn more about Meggitt Sensing Systems, visit