Angular-Tilt Inclinometer Offers Flexible Mounting
Intended for angular tilt detection in reference to gravity, a dual-axis inclinometer from TURCK can be mounted at ±10°, ±45°, ±60°, and ±85° angles for more flexible deployment. The product incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode, which 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 analog outputs (0.1 VDC to 4.9 VDC) or two current outputs (4 mA to 20 mA). The MEMS device is IP 67 rated with an operating temperature range from -30°C to 70°C. It is suitable for use in industrial devices, vertical and horizontal drills, offshore plants, furniture, and conveyors.