Products on Show
Dynamic inclinometer for continuous, clean angle measurement
The DIS dynamic inclinometer has been designed to eliminate the spikes in angle measurement caused by vibrations and shocks arising from normal machine operation. Running on an entirely new hardware and software platform with the latest MEMS chip at its core, this innovative sensor combines a triaxial accelerometer with a triaxial gyroscope to calculate highly reliable angle values. The company claims that it is efficient, reliable and far more economical than traditional alternatives.
On any machine, the position of every part constantly changes due to operator actions and countless other factors. Machine designers use inclinometers and tilt meters to continuously measure all critical component angles (on one, two or three axes). However, vibrations and intermittent shocks can contaminate these measurements. The usual solution is to incorporate additional sensors to separately measure the spurious accelerations and filter or smooth the spikes from the angle measurement. But besides making the product more complex and costly, these extra measurements and calculations increase control system latency and often influence machine safety.
The advent of affordable MEMS technology has enabled global sensor specialist DIS Sensors to solve these problems with a compact integrated sensor module: the dynamic inclinometer.
With a form factor identical to the popular DIS QG65 range, the new module combines acceleration and gyroscopic angle measurement on three axes simultaneously. The resulting gyro-compensated signal supplied to the control system is clean and free of the influence of spurious accelerations and shocks. The angle data is transferred as a separate CANopen object for each axis.
The powerful integrated controller can be customized to process all input and output signals to suit each specific application, based on predefined use profiles and a user-friendly configuration tool.