When an application calls for angle sensing or tilt detection there are a few choices including fluid based and MEMS technology Inclination sensors. For this blog entry we will focus on the MEMS technology. MEMS offerings have the option of one or two axis with up to 360° of measuring range. They provide an easy means of directly detecting positions without making contact enabling continuous feedback of rotational movements along the axis. The precise position control and continuous positioning of rotational movements are critical in many applications making them reliable solutions where accurate positioning is a must.
Sensors based with the MEMS technology operate by taking a capacitance differential and converting it to an analog signal. This analog signal is relative to the angle of the sensor in the application. The compact housing sizes are also a great feature offering various mounting options for a wide range of applications.
MEMS Inclinations sensors can be used in various types of applications. Inclination sensor typically have robust IP67 ratings making them ideal for tilt protection for cranes, hoists, tractors, expandable mechanical arms and other types of mobile agricultural machines. The Inclination sensor controls and monitors efficient operation verifying the correct positioning needed for reliable operation.
It is not uncommon to see MEMS style inclination offerings used in the renewable energy market. You can commonly see applications where inclination sensors are mounted directly to a rotating shaft to provide angel feedback for Fresnel Solar Panels.
- Compact housing
- Low temperature drift
- Contact Free operation
- High repeat accuracy
- Precise analog measurement
- Shock resistant
- Hoist/Boom Trucks
- Mobile Implements
- Shaft rotation
- Solar Power
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