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TURCK Inclinometers

TURCK 6/6/2018
WHAT IS AN INCLINOMETER?
 
Inclinometers measure angular tilt in reference to gravity.  TURCK Inclinometers contain a MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) device that incorporates a microelectromechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system.  The suspended electrode is free to move with the change in angle relative to earth’s gravity. This results in a measurable change in the capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection.
 
The microprocessor design and the MEMS technology allows for a compact, precise inclinometer in a very robust, industrialized package.  The inclinometer carries an IP68 rating for ingress protection, and can operate in temperatures from -30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F), with the option for -40°C (-40°F).  These sensors can be mounted up to a maximum of ±85° angle for dual axis models and 360° for single axis models.
 
WHERE CAN I USE AN INCLINOMETER?
 
Inclinometer sensors may be used in a wide variety of applications to solve unique feedback requirements where the customer needs to level platforms or control tilt angle. The device’s small size lends itself to a multitude of applications, such as:
 
 • Commercial machines: diggers, cranes, rotary tables, bulldozers, road construction machinery
 • Dancer arm position for web tension control
 • Solar plants: mirror and cell positioning
 • Machine control: levers, pedals, flaps, mixing machines, hydraulic jacks
 • Vertical and horizontal drills used in tunnel and road construction and immersion equipment
 • Offshore plants: platforms, cranes
 • HVAC louvers, flood control gates, telescopes
 • Conveyors, utility vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, cranes and hoisting technology – and more
 
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WHY CHOOSE TURCK INCLINOMETERS?
 
High Accuracy and Repeatability
 
 • ≤ 0.1% repeatable, after a warm-up time of 0.5 hours, ensures consistent outputs. 
 • Resolution as fine as ≤ 0.04° for Dual Axis analog family.
 • Resolution as fine as < 0.01° for CANopen Single Axis family.
 • Temperature compensated down to -40°C (-40°F) and up to +70°C (+158°F) on select versions. Temperature coefficients as low as 0.01°/K for analog models or 0.008°/K for CANopen models.
 
Expanded Line
 
 • Dual axis with analog voltage or current outputs measuring up to -85° to 85°.
 • Single axis with analog voltage or current outputs measuring from 1 to 360° of travel.
 • 360° Single axis with configurable dual PNP set points.
 • CANopen interface now available in single axis or dual axis that can be used in a wide variety of industrial and mobile applications.
 • Factory default measuring ranges.
 • Non-standard measuring ranges available upon request.  Contact factory for availability and specifications.
 • Pre-wired connections potted in cable and value add connectivity is available on request. Contact factory for availability and specifications.
 
Rugged, Reliable and Compact
 
 • Rated to 55 Hz (1 mm) vibration and 30 g (11 ms) shock for a wide variety of applications.
 • Q20L60 analog and set point versions measure 20 mm x 30 mm x 60 mm, making them the most compact IP68/IP69K rated inclinometer on the market.
 • Q42 CANopen inclinometer housing measures 42 mm x 42.5 mm x 68 mm, and incorporates bus-in and bus-out M12 eurofast® connectors for ease of use.
 • IP68 rated according to TURCK’s stringent test protocol:
 • 24 hours continuous storage at +70 °C (+158°F)
 • 24 hours continuous storage at -25 °C (-13°F)
 • 7 days submerged at a depth of 1 meter
 • 10 thermal shock changes from +70 °C to -25 °C (+158°F to -13°F), 1 hour dwell cycle
 
Easy to Use
 
 • Zero point offset on the Dual Axis Analog inclinometers can be field adjusted by applying a signal to the teach input pin or by using an optional teach pendant.
 • Span of the Single Axis Analog inclinometers can be easily scaled by using the teach input pin to set the span in the field.
 • Discrete outputs of the Single Axis Digital inclinometer can be independently set by using the teach input pin or by using an optional teach pendent.
 • CANopen inclinometers come with CiA DS-301, profile CiA DSP-410 for ease of configuration.
 
Dual Axis with Analog Output
 
TURCK’s standard product is a low profile dual axis (X and Y) inclinometer with standard angular ranges of ±10°, ±45°, ±60° and ±85°, with additional ranges optional. Each axis has independent outputs.  The 5 VDC version is a ratiometric design and the power is limited to 4.75 to 5.25 VDC. This means that the output is proportional to the supply voltage. The 10-30 VDC supply units are regulated and the output is fixed regardless.
 
 • ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, ±85°
 • Current 4-20 mA, 10-30 VDC
 • Voltage output 0.1-4.9 V, 10-30 VDC
 • Voltage output 0.1-4.9 V @ 5 VDC
 • Teachable zero point up to ±15% with teach pendant VB2-SP4
 • FM Class 1, Div 2 approved when used with Guard-Q20L60 and approved cordset.
 
TURCK Inclinometers
 
Part
Number
ID
Number
Angular
Range
Resolution Absolute
Accuracy
Zero Point
Calibration
Temperature
Coefficient
Load
Resistance
Dimensional
Drawing
Wiring
Diagram
Dual Axis - Analog Output, 4-20 mA
B2N10H-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151 M1534012 ±10° < 0.04° ±0.3° ±5° 0.01° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 1
B2N45H-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151 M1534013 ±45° < 0.1° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 1
B2N60H-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151 M1534014 ±60° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 1
B2N60H-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151/S97 M1534046 ±60° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 1
B2N85H-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151 M1534032 ±85° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 1
Dual Axis - Analog Output, 0.1-4.9 V
B2N10H-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151 M1534006 ±10° < 0.04° ±0.3° ±5° 0.01° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N45H-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151 M1534007 ±45° < 0.1° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N45H-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151/S97 M1534039 ±45° < 0.1° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N60H-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151 M1534008 ±60° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N60H-Q20L60-2LU3/S97 M1534060 ±60° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N85H-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151 M1534027 ±85° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N85H-Q20L60-2LU3/S97 M1534040 ±85° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
Dual Axis - Analog Output, Ratiometric 0.1-4.9 V at 5 VDC
B2N10H-Q20L60-2LU5-H1151 M1534009 ±10° < 0.04° ±0.3° ±5° 0.01° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N45H-Q20L60-2LU5-H1151 M1534010 ±45° < 0.1° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N60H-Q20L60-2LU5-H1151 M1534011 ±60° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
B2N85H-Q20L60-2LU5-H1151 M1534042 ±85° < 0.14° ±0.5° ±15° 0.03° /K ≥ 40 kΩ 1 1
 
Technical Specifications – Q20L60:
Voltage:  10-30 VDC / Ratiometric: 4.75-5.25 VDC
Protection:  IP68
Operating Temperature: -30° to +70°C (-22° to +158°F)    /S97 Option: -40° to +70°C (-40° to +158°F)
Housing:  Polycarbonate
Shock Resistance:  30 g (11 ms)
Vibration:  55 Hz (1 mm)
Repeatability:  ≤ 0.2% of measuring range |A-B|    ≤ 0.1% after warm-up time of 0.5 h

Technical Specifications – Q42:
Voltage:  10-30 VDC
Protection:  IP68
Operating Temperature:  -40° to +70°C (-40° to +158°F)
Housing:  PA12
Shock Resistance:  30 g (11 ms)
Vibration:  55 Hz (1 mm)
Max. Linear Deviation: ±0.2°(10° or 360°) /  ±0.3°(45°) /  ±0.4°(60°)
Baud Rate:  10 kBit/s to 1 MBit/s
Interface: CANopen

Single Axis 360° with Analog Output
When a larger range is required or only one axis is necessary, the single axis 360° inclinometer has an adjustable measuring range and allows for programming a specified span within the 360°. The teach function is simple and can be done in seconds.  In addition, this version comes with two outputs in one device.  The first output increases with clockwise rotation (CW).  The second output increases with counter-clockwise rotation (CCW).
 • Measuring range is adjustable via teach pendant VB2-SP4
 • Current 4-20 mA output
 • Voltage 0.1-4.9 V output
 • Vertical mount only
 • Factory default is 1° to 360°
 • FM Class 1, Div 2 approved when used with Guard-Q20L60 and approved cordset.
 
TURCK Inclinometers
 
Single Axis 360° with Two Discrete Switchpoints
This version has dual discrete outputs that are programmable as either normally open or normally closed with an adjustable span within the:
 • Two switchpoints (PNP, N.O. or N.C.), hysteresis, and span are all adjustable with teach pendant VB2-SP5
 • Full angular range 0° to 360°.
 • Switch state indication by LEDs
 • Vertical mount only
 
TURCK Inclinometers
 
Single and Dual Axis with CANopen Interface
 • Transmit data object (TPDO1) with four operating modes
A standard CANopen interface according to CiA DS-301/CiA DSP-410. All measured values and parameters are accessible via the object directory (OD).
 • Service-data object (Standard-SDO)
 • Error message via emergency object
 • Monitoring functions Heartbeat as well as Nodeguarding/Lifeguarding
 • Memory and recovery function of all parameters
 • Indication of status and error via two color LED
 • Setting of node ID as well as baud rate via object dictionary
 • Freely configurable limit frequency (digital filter)
 • Configuration of the minimal change of angle for TPDO1 send event
 • Optional monitoring of internal device temperature
 
TURCK Inclinometers
 
Part
Number
ID
Number
Angular
Range
Resolution Absolute
Accuracy
Temperature
Coefficient
Load
Resistance
Dimensional
Drawing
Wiring
Diagram
Single Axis 360° – Analog Output, Adjustable Measuring Range 4–20 mA
B1N360V-Q20L60-2LI2-H1151 M1534068 360° < 0.14° ±5° 0.03° /K ≤ 200 Ω 1 2
Single Axis 360° – Analog Output, Adjustable Measuring Range 0.1–4.9 V
B1N360V-Q20L60-2LU3-H1151 M1534069 360° < 0.14° ±0.5° 0.03° /K ≤ 40 Ω 1 2
Single Axis 360° – Digital Output, PNP, N.C./N.O. Programmable, Adjustable Switchpoints
B1N360V-Q20L60-2UP6X3-H1151 M1534051 360° < 0.14° ±0.5° 0.03° /K ≤ 500 mA 1 3
Single Axis – Analog Output, CANopen Interface
B1N360V-Q42-CNX2-2H1150 M1534065 360° < 0.01° ±0.1° 0.008° /K N/A 2 4
Dual Axis – Analog Output, CANopen Interface
B2N10H-Q42-CNX2-2H1150 M1534061 ±10° ≥ 0.05° ±0.1° 0.008° /K N/A 2 4
B2N45H-Q42-CNX2-2H1150 M1534062 ±45° ≥ 0.1° ±0.1° 0.008° /K N/A 2 4
B2N60H-Q42-CNX2-2H1150 M1534063 ±60° ≥ 0.1° ±0.1° 0.008° /K N/A 2 4