Single-Axis MEMS Inclinometer detects tilt over 360° range.

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Featuring adjustable measuring range of 360°, inclinometer sensor utilizes MEMS device that incorporates micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element for precision measurement of angular tilt in reference to gravity. Device employs 2 parallel plate electrodes and produces one analog voltage output (0.1-4.9 Vdc) or current output (4-20 mA). Rated IP68 to withstand challenging environments, product operates over -30 to +70°C range.

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Turck Single Axis MEMS Inclinometer Sensor Detects Angular Tilt Throughout Full 360 Degree Range

Minneapolis, Minn.-TURCK introduces a new single axis inclinometer sensor for detecting angular tilt with an adjustable measuring range of 360 degrees. Inclinometer sensors solve unique feedback requirements for applications such as leveling platforms, controlling a dancer or controlling tilt angle in a diverse array of industries.

TURCK's single axis inclinometer sensor measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. To deliver precise measurements, the inclinometer utilizes a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element into the sensor. The device consists of two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. As the inclinometer tilts with the attached equipment, its acceleration produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode. The result is 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 utilizes a microboard design that ensures high accuracy within a compact, industrialized package. To withstand challenging environments, this robust inclinometer is IP68-rated and offers a wide temperature range of -30 to 70° C.

TURCK is an industry leader providing superior quality sensing, connectivity, network and interface products to help manufacturers improve their automated processes. For other TURCK product or technical information, contact: 1-800-544-7769 o o

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