Minneapolis, MN — TURCK has expanded its broad offering of inclinometers with the Q42, a new dual axis inclinometer sensor with a CANopen interface for angular tilt detection. This CANopen interface makes the Q42 inclinometer sensor ideal for use on mobile equipment and off-road vehicles.
Q42 inclinometers have angle measurements of ±10, 45 and 60 degrees to suit a wide variety of industries. For applications ranging from controlling tilt angle to leveling platforms or controlling a dancer, inclinometer sensors solve diverse feedback requirements.
The new TURCK Q42 inclinometer measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. At the heart of the TURCK Q42 inclinometer is a MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) device that incorporates a micro-electromechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode. This results in a measurable change in the capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection. All measured values and parameters are accessible via the object directory. The micro board design in the MEMS technology allows for a compact, precise inclinometer in a very robust, industrialized package.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment