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Inclination Sensors detect deviation from horizontal axis.
Press Release Summary:
January 15, 2013 - With 0.1° accuracy and 0.01° resolution, liquid-based BSI Inclination Sensors detect deviations from horizontal axis over full 360°, contact-free and absolutely. Capacitive sensors are suitable when inclination angles need to be precisely detected or rotary movements must be constantly tracked. Featuring IP67-rated metal housing and temperature range of -40 to +85°C, sensors are suited for wind power stations, solar-thermal power plants, oil/gas production plants, and medical technology.
Original Press Release
BSI Inclination Sensors - For Special Demands
Press release date: January 14, 2013
BSI inclination sensors feature a compact and robust metal housing with an enclosure rating of IP 67 and can be easily installed in systems with limited space. With an expanded temperature range of -40°C to + 85°C, the sensors are virtually predestined for outdoor applications.
The highly precise, high-end sensors show their true strength, howev-er, where deviations from the horizontal or to the vertical axis are to be determined with high resolution and accuracy: e.g., in wind power stations, in solar-thermal power plants, oil and gas production plants and in medical technology, for example, in computer tomography and irradiation facilities.
Balluff BSI inclination sensors are based on a capacitive measuring principle and are equipped with a liquid-based measuring cell. These consist of four capacitors filled with a liquid dielectric. Depending on the inclination of the sensor, the "horizon" of this medium covers the capacitors differently, causing the capacitance – as measure for the inclination angle – to change. The analog output signal from 4 – 20mA is scaled linearly over the angular range of 360°C.
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