The switch activates once a vehicle has reached a 70 degree tilt to the vertical in any direction. The switch action is irrevocable and connects to an audible alarm after a variable delay period. A 24 volt signal is then directed to the engine shutdown solenoid.
The Tilt Switch is designed to protect an incapacitated operator by shutting down the engine in the event of a vehicle roll-over or should the vehicle tilt beyond its normal operating attitude.
Tilt Switches are fitted in mining and construction equipment where machinery may be working on uneven or unstable ground.
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The switch has the ability to activate an audible alarm (a visual signal can be added) and shut down the engine whenever the machine tilts beyond an angle of 70° to the vertical in any direction (this can be changed to suit a customer's individual requirements).
Once the machine passes the desired tilt angle, an alarm a delay timer will then be triggered (delay time may be set up to 60 seconds). When the set delay time has elapsed (factory set to 30 seconds), a 24V DC output signal is generated, enabling the operating machine to shut-off. The relay contact time response is a remarkable 15 milliseconds; which is critical to most safety applications.
- The product can handle heavy power loads (rated current at 10A).
- A military style connector (MSC) type is used to enable harsh environment operations.
- A test switch is mounted on the enclosure.
- The enclosure casing is designed to meet strict automotive requirements for protection against dust, dirt, oil and water.
A Steel ball inside the tilt sensor body is a "bridging point"; it allows contact between copper ring and copper plate which is wired as a triggering switch.
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