Handcrafted in glass envelopes, these tilt sensors are vacuum formed and hermetically sealed. The CG series electrolytic tilt sensor performs excellently in the high vibration environments for which they are designed, while the RG series is ideal for static applications and has sub-arc resolution.
Both the CG and RG series single axis electrolytic tilt sensors are supplied in rugged and sealed aluminium housings to facilitate mounting and alignment, and to provide protection during transport and handling. Furthermore, the supplied Teflon insulated lead wires enable signal connection to the Spectron MUPI-2 signal conditioner module.
The RG series tilt sensors are available in ranges from ±0.25° to ±10°, and the CG series are available in two ranges; ±4° and ±12°. Null repeatability is from 0.0008° for the ±0.25° range sensor, to 0.002° for the ±12° sensor.
Resolution is expressed in arc/seconds, and the output signals are from 6mV/arc/second for the most sensitive tilt sensor, to 0.5V/degree for the highest range sensor.
The Spectron MUPI-2 Universal signal conditioner provides the necessary excitation voltage for one tilt sensor at nominally 1kHz for both the RG and CG series. The output signal is ±7Vdc with ±10.0Vdc supply (±16Vdc is maximum input). User adjustment of zero offset, gain and symmetry is standard.
The MUPI-2 is fully ecapsulated for robustness and integrity, and electrical temination is via bifurcated/solder terminals.
Typical applications for these tilt sensors include:
- construction laser levelling
- marine and aeronautical navigational aids
- geophysical survey equipment
- platform stability monitoring
- off-road vehicles; and
- military equipment and transport.