In many applications, the sensors can be used as an alternative to encoders. Providing a high positioning accuracy, they can be easily and cost-efficiently integrated into machines and plants.
The units feature capacitive sensor cells based on MEMS technology (microelectromechanical systems), and allow users to measure inclination values directly, i.e. requiring no mechanical coupling to drive elements. Mounting fixtures and couplings are therefore rendered unnecessary, minimizing the constructive effort compared with other solutions.
The inclinometers are available as single axis models with a 360° measuring range and as double axis models with a ±80° measuring range. They provide a 0.01° resolution at a 0.1° measuring accuracy. A high sampling rate of up to 100 measurements per second enables an efficient filtering of vibrations and shocks and minimizes the settling time.