Rugged accelerometers can take some punishment
The rugged CTA103 accelerometers from Aptifirst Instrumentation and Technology are able to withstand up to 4,000g of acceleration overload. The MEMS precision capacitative silicon devices that form the cores of the accelerometers are potted in a 30 x 25 x 15mm, IP65 aluminium housing to provide maximum reliability. The transducers are available with either 0.5-4.5V voltage output (CTA103V), or with a 4-20mA current loop output (CTA103A).Also
Applications include condition monitoring, sports dynamics, aerospace, defence, marine, offshore, troubleshooting, rail and road vehicles, factory and site machinery, R & D, troubleshooting, and many more.