About DJB Instruments

Why choose DJB?


We design, manufacture, assemble, test and calibrate every part of our products all in-house. We export all over the world via a network of distributors

We have been a British leader and manufacturer for over 40 years, proudly achieving a substantial range of quality accelerometers and vibration testing equipment whilst maintaining the unique Konic Shear design introduced by the company’s founder Don Birchall to better aid your needs.
We all have a care for the work we do at DJB, proud of its history and keen for its future. This is reflected in the products we have available and the services provided to support you in your testing needs all the way through your process. The company’s main focus is to manufacture piezoelectric accelerometers (IEPE and Charge), dynamic pressure transducers and analogue signal processing instrumentation for engineers working in the areas stated below

Big enough to meet your needs. Personal enough to care.

We are responsive to requests for bespoke sensor/cable products, as a manufacturer it is easy for us to provide prototypes
and final products to suit any customer application.

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There is a whole lot more than just supplying an accelerometer to an enquiry made. We offer technical advice to ensure the correct products are being used to best fit within your current set up as well as being available during your testing to all members of your team to aid peak performance of the product and therefore your readings. We have Data sheets, technical detail and a growing video library to aid your work as well as being available over the phone or email should you need. Contact us, let us know what you are testing and what end result you are aiming for.

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We offer courses previously presented at a number of National and International events as well as on site with major Automotive, Aerospace/Defence and Electronics companies all of whom have provided positive feedback about the course benefits and have reported process improvements as a result of attending.

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DJB offers a specialist service all based in-house to ensure your readings remain accurate with a clean bill of health on each cable you use.
Give us a ring or send in an enquiry to see how we can best help.


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This is your opportunity to check accelerometers for correct operation and to ensure it has suffered no damage in its day to day handling and use.

Please contact us for a quotation and turnaround time. Our calibration service is usually between 1 to 3 days with a full report on each device.

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Our program of constant development ensures products meet the latest customer requirements. Our range of products now extends across all accelerometer types including IEPE (Voltage) output with market leading high temperature IEPE accelerometer solutions up to 900°C.

What we do

Areas we work in

Charge Accelerometers  Automotive
Voltage IEPE Accelerometers  Autosport
Charge Tri-Axial Accelerometers  Energy (including nuclear, geo-thermal, wind)
Voltage Tri-Axial Accelerometers  Aerospace
Micro-Miniature Accelerometers  Aviation
Industrial Accelerometers (low cost and differential)    Electronics
High Temperature Accelerometers  Industrial manufacturing (Condition Monitoring)
Dynamic Pressure Transducers  
In-Line Signal Conditioners  
Instrumented Impact/Modal Hammers  
Hand-held Calibrators  
Analogue Instrumentation  
Hand-held Meters  
Studs, Magnets & Mountings  
Cables & Connectors  
Calibration Services  
Training and refresher courses  
Technical Support and advice  
Cable Repair Service  

A little of our history...

DJB Instruments UK Ltd has been manufacturing accelerometers, cables, instrumentation and accessories for over 40 years. Originally established as DJ Birchall Ltd in 1974, it changed name in 2010 after the death of the company’s founder, Don Birchall. After some major restructuring and re-investment, the company is now enjoying a period of expansion with truly global aspirations.


DJB is proud to uphold the traditions of quality British manufacturing that has been admired for so long around the world and also maintains the fundamental engineering innovation that Don Birchall was well renowned for. Still the only global accelerometer manufacturer using the Konic Shear design patented by Don and offering significant improvements in performance and cross axis reduction, it continues future innovation through joint academic research programs and internal material developments.