This week CEKO Sensors have been presenting and showcasing an array of MEMS optical sensor technology at the Hamburg WindEnergy global on- & offshore expo. As part of the expo the OA series metal-free MEMS optical accelerometer for wind turbine blade monitoring was demonstrated.
These accelerometers are specifically designed for the harsh environment experienced on wind turbine blades. Since the accelerometers do not contain metal they can be safely operated even when the risk of lightning is high, as e.g. on off-shore wind turbines.
See the demo here: