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Inclinometer For Angular Tilt Detection

TURCK 7/25/2018

TURCK’s new dual axis inclinometer sensor for angular tilt detection features compact rectangular housings, and will sense ±10, ±45, ±60 and ±85 degrees of angular displacement. Inclinometer sensors may be used in a wide variety of industries to solve unique feedback requirements.

Inclinometer For Angular Tilt Detection

At the heart of the TURCK inclinometer is a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring- mass system. Movement produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode. This results in a measurable change in the capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection. These signals are conditioned to provide two voltage outputs (0.1 to 4.9 VDC) or two current outputs (4 to 20 mA).

The inclinometer is IP 67 rated, with a temperature range of -22 to 158°F that permits its use in many applications, including:

• Industrial equipment: levers, pedals, flaps, mixing machines, hydraulic jacks, dancers and rotary tables
• Mobile vehicles: cranes, fire trucks, bucket trucks and construction vehicles
• Vertical and horizontal drills used in tunnel and road construction and immersion equipment
• Offshore plants: platforms, cranes
• Conveyors

Advantages

• Compact rectangular housing
• High measuring speed 
• High sensitivity and precision
• Long-term stability and reliability
• Zero-point calibration
• High degree of protection
• Shock resistant
• Versatile mounting