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Accustar Electronic Inclinometer

Accustar Electronic Inclinometer

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Accustar Electronic Inclinometer. Solid state capacitance device for angle measurement up to +/- 60 degrees. This small, rugged, light weight device provides high accuracy (+/-0.1 deg) angle measurement at a reasonable cost.
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The Accustar® Electronic Clinometer is an extremely accurate angle measurement device. This compact and rugged sensor is ideal where space is critical and environmental conditions are serious design concerns.

The heart of the system is a patented, capacitance based sensor without any moving parts. When rotated about its sensitive axis, this unique sensor provides a linear variation in capacitance, which is electronically converted into angular data. The sensor and low-power CMOS electronics are encased in a rugged plastic housing.

Designed for easy integration, with a choice of analog, ratiometric, digital or serial models, the clinometer produces an output signal corresponding to direction and magnitude of angular displacement.

The Accustar® Electronic Clinometer complies with International EMC and EMI Standards and is CE marked.

Applications

  • Wheel Alignment
  • Construction Equipment
  • Antenna Positioning
  • Robotics
  • Stadium Loudspeaker Positioning
  • Tilt Safety Systems

Ratiometric Output

The ratiometric clinometer is a signal conditioned sensor that has been designed to operate like a potentiometer. This is a 3-wire device: power, power ground and signal; the signal is referenced to power ground. A regulated supply is required since the output is supply dependent. The mid scale output, zero degrees, is ½ the supply voltage whilst the scale factor is also supply dependent. With its low power consumption of 0.5mA, this device is ideal for battery applications. EMI and ESD suppression circuitry is provided on every line.

Analog Output

The analog output clinometer is a signalconditioned sensor that has been designed for dc voltage, bi-polar operation. The clinometer requires a bipolar supply of ± 8 to ±15 VDC and delivers an output of ± 3.6 VDC. This device is internally regulated for various applications. The output scale is fixed at a nominal 60mV per degree independent of supply voltage. The Analog clinometer has EMI and ESD suppression on every line.

Serial Data Output

The Serial Data clinometer is a signal conditioned sensor that resolves the angle of tilt to 16 bits of information plus a polarity bit. This device was designed to transmit data to a microcontroller or to an I/O card of a PC through a 3-wire interface that will work at both TTL and CMOS logic levels. Complete handshaking is used to eliminate timing and transmission problems. The standard version operates on a +5VDC regulated power supply while an internally regulated version is also available. The Serial Data Output clinometer was designed with EMI and ESD suppression on every line.

Digital Pulse Width Output

The Digital Pulse Width clinometer is a signal conditioned sensor which resolves the angle of tilt to pulses, the length of which are directly proportional to the angle. When a trigger pulse is received on Trigger 1 or Trigger 2 a pulse is sent out on the corresponding PW1 or PW2 line. Comparing the length of the two pulses determines the angle of the sensor. Triggering both lines together allows the user to read Delta PW, which is the difference between PW1 and PW2. The polarity line will tell the user if the sensor is tilted clockwise or counter clockwise. The Digital Pulse Width clinometer was designed with EMI and ESD suppression on every line.

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For further information, technical advice, or a quotation please call or email us. If you are not sure which product you need one of our technical sales advisors will be happy to discuss your application. We also accept company purchase orders by fax or post. Credit card orders can also be placed over the phone for any product.

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Accustar Electronic Inclinometers
02110002-000
02110002-000
Accustar Electronic Inclinometer with a Ratiometric output for low power operation. Solid state capacitance device for angle measurement of ±60 degrees (linear range ±45 degrees) to a Vertical Flange. Power Supply: Regulated 5-15vDC @ ≤ 0.5mA. Scale factor 30mV/degree ±10% (at 9vDC), Zero degree at ½ supply voltage. Operating temperature -30 to +65°C.
£209.25
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02111002-000
02111002-000
Accustar Electronic Inclinometer with a Bi-Polar Analogue Output. Solid state capacitance device for angle measurement of ±60 degrees (linear range ±45 degrees) to a Vertical Flange. Power Supply: Regulated ±8 to ±15vDC @ ≤ 5mA. Scale factor 60mV/degree ±10%, Zero degree at 0vDC. Operating temperature -30 to +65°C.
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£209.25
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