In its new generation of dedicated IO-Link inclinometers Turck has combined accelerometer technology (MEMS) with gyroscope technology so that shocks and vibration can be masked out much more effectively than with conventional signal filters.
The B1NF and B2NF single and two-axis inclinometers thus enable a previously unknown degree of dynamic measurement that even allows for use in high-speed control circuits on moving or vibrating machines.
The highly robust IP68/69K sensors output their signal via IO-Link COM3, the latest and fastest version of the digital interface. IO-Link also enables the device to be set up easily to match application requirements, with features such as zero setting. Additional information, such as operating hours or temperature, can also be provided for condition monitoring applications.
The “spirit level function” simplifies device installation. The flashing of an LED indicates the horizontal position of the sensor. This ensures error-free and reliable sensor installation before it is fully set up in the IO-Link master without the need for any accessories. The use of a translucent plastic housing eliminates potential weak points caused by LED lenses.
Turck inclinometers can be used in applications such as positioning and balancing or dancer arm monitoring in the textile, printing and packaging industries. Turck initially offers four variants: the B1NF single-axis model and B2NF two-axis model for dynamic applications and the B1N and B2N for static applications.