MEMS-Based Inclinometer survives harsh environments.

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Available with measurement ranges from ±5° to ±180° (single axis) and ±5° to ±60° (dual axes), POSITILT® PTAM2 series is based on contact- and wear-free MEMS position sensor technology and provides linear output signal proportional to inclination angle. Industrial-grade sensor, supplied in IP67-/IP69K-rated, all-metal, 1.4 in. dia housing, is available with 4 absolute analog outputs; limit switch outputs are also available.

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ASM Sensors Introduces New MEMS-Based Inclinometer POSITILT®

Elmhurst, IL (March 25, 2009) - ASM introduces a new, innovative inclinometer series, PTAM2, with ranges from ±5° to ±180° for single axis and from ±5° to ±60° for dual axes in a robust, IP67/IP69K rated all-metal housing. This industrial grade sensor provides a high resolution, linear output signal that is proportional to the inclination angle. The PTAM2 series has been tested to withstand harsh conditions which makes it suited for a wide range of applications such as factory automation machines and robotics, mobile cranes, draw bridges, adjustable platforms and off-highway construction equipment.

The PTAM2 series is the latest addition to the POSITILT® family and is available with four different absolute analog outputs: 0.5-10V, 4-20mA, voltage sine(x) and CANopen with a typical resolution of 0.05°. Limit switch outputs are also available. The output signal response time is available from 0.1 - 2.0 seconds, in 0.1 second increments. The measurement ranges are available from ±5° to ±180° in 5° increments. The compact 36 mm (1.4 inch) diameter housing with servo flange mounting allows for quick and easy installation.

Since the PTAM2 is based upon contact-fee and wear-free, MEMS position sensor technology, it offers significantly increased reliability in extreme environments, especially under high mechanical shock conditions.

ASM Sensors, Inc. is a leading company in the development, manufacturing and marketing of linear and rotary position sensors as well as tilt sensors for use in industrial and commercial applications. With 30 years of experience in serving all sectors of industry, ASM sensors has set industry standards in position measurement by providing innovative products to help automate processes and to increase safety in the workplace.

ASM Sensors, Inc. has its global headquarters in Moosinning, Germany near Munich which is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is where both standard products and customized solutions are manufactured. ASM products are sold worldwide through subsidiaries, sales offices and a network of representatives.

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