This paper will present the basics of both mechanical and electronic vibration switches, explain how they are designed, how they work, and show where they are effective and where they are not. It will show their frequency responses along with the major differences in the responses of mechanical and electronic switches. Finally, it will show how the various switches meet or do not meet the new CTI Vibration Standard. A video will also be included in the presentation to show switch response using vibration shakers.

14-09: Understanding Vibrations Switches

  • David Corelli, IMI Sensors