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Q42 Inclinometer Sensors from TURCK Measure Angular Tilts

TURCK has advanced its inclinometer series with the introduction of Q42 a novel double axis inclinometer sensing unit coupled with a CANopen connection for the inspection of angular tilts. The advent of CANopen connection facilitates the utility of Q42 inclinometer sensing units in off-road vehicles and portable devices.

Q42 Inclinometer Sensors

This unique Q42 inclinometer takes angular calibrations in the range of ±100, 450 and 600 to perform various industrial applications. The inclinometer sensors are also capable of resolving diversified output necessities in regulating the angular tilt or balancing the platforms or directing a dancer.

The innovative TURCK Q42 sensor monitors the angular tilt based on gravity. At the core of the Q42 inclinometer is the MEMS which is integrated with a capacitive micro-electromechanical component into the sensing unit that employs two equivalent electrode plates; one static and the other mounted to a spring-mass element. Any sort of motion will develop acceleration leading to fluctuations on the oscillatory electrode and thus the capacitance of both the electrode plates can be evaluated which is proportional to the deflection in the angle. All the calibrated readings and parameters can be obtained by means of an object directory. The miniature micro-board configuration of this MEMS system produces a highly-condensed, accurate inclinometer shielded in a rugged, industrialized enclosure.

Source: http://www.turck.us

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