Recently introduced by Turck, represented in Australia by Turck Australia , the new single axis inclinometer sensors are used for detecting angular tilt with an adjustable measuring range of 360 degrees.
Inclinometer sensors solve unique feedback requirements for applications such as levelling platforms, controlling a dancer or controlling tilt angle in a diverse array of industries.
These single axis inclinometer sensors measure angular tilt in reference to gravity.
The inclinometer sensors use a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element into the sensor, which ensures delivery of precise measurements.
The inclinometer sensor comprises two parallel plate electrodes, one attached to a spring-mass system and one stationary. As the inclinometer tilts with the attached equipment, its acceleration 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 have been conditioned to produce a single analog voltage output (0.1 to 4.9 VDC) or current output (4 to 20 mA).
The inclinometer’s MEMS technology uses a microboard design, ensuring high accuracy within a compact, industrialised package.
These robust inclinometers are IP68-rated and offer a wide temperature range of -30 to 70° C, and are able to withstand challenging environments.