Processing Magazine

Sensor allows commercial vehicle users access inclination information via interface

December 16, 2009

The inclination sensors are available with a custom interface allowing users to easily configure and monitor the incline or tilt angle of machine elements or equipment platforms in single or dual axis applications, from 0 to 360 degrees with accuracy of ± 0.5 degrees. Engineered to deliver reliable operation in harsh environments, the sensors feature metal mounting brackets, an outdoor IP68/69k rating, high shock resistance to 100 g and models with either 4-20mA or 0 to 5 VDC analog outputs that can represent the user-configured angle range. They feature a power supply range of 10 VDC to 30 VDC, two adjustable switching outputs and provide reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 85 degrees C. Standard models incorporate pushbutton configuration allowing users to scale the output range and define the limit points, and tilt direction has independent calibration for increasing analog output for either clockwise or counter-clockwise tilt direction. Ideal for mobile equipment, agricultural equipment, material handling, automated storage and any other application requiring inclination/tilt angle measurement.