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.
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PCA has been providing Australian industry with electronic control solutions since 1968. We pioneered the introduction of the proximity and heavy duty photoelectric switch as replacement for mechanical limit switches, and the use of electronic process control in place of relay logic. In 1981 we commenced assembly in Australia of rotary encoder products to provide Australia fast delivery times.
Today we have available a vast range of encoder products from simple rotary incremental encoders, to the complex absolute single and mutiturn encoders with interfaces to suit most industrial data highways and Ethernet communications. Other products include the Optipact a unique non contact linear encoder, Inclinometers for measuring angles and a range of interface modules and panel meters.