Because of its high accuracy, resolution, shock protection, and low price, it can be applied in:
– geophisical applications: landslides and snow slips on montains.
– civil engineering applications: onto dams, building bridges etc.
– industrial vehicles applications: monitoring horizontal position of gondolas, harvesters, buldozzers, cranes, weighing systems (tilt compensation), asphalt scrapping machines, etc.
– train applications: correlation between bogie and passenger car inclination for lean control in high velocity tilting train.
– marine applications: pitch and roll control, ballast tank control, parabolic antennaes positioning, etc.
– drilling applications: precise drill inclination etc.
– machines applications : furnaces spilling tilt control, aligment of part of large machines, flexion control of heavy mechanical parts etc.
– military applications: firing and radar levelling, inertial control, torpedoes navigation systems, naval landing platform control, etc.
± 5Vcc (optional: ± 10V)
±15V (±10%), 24V (±10%), 18-30V (optional, for non-isolated version)
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Protection against shocks: since the pendulum is kept still by the torque motor, there is practically no moving part while measuring: there are mechanical stops that do allow only a very small arc of movement even when not electrically powered.
Accuracy and repeatability: the closed loop circuitry allows a big reduction of the only error that can be introduced into the measurement, that is the friction: a tiny movement allow a tiny error.
Calibration: every axis have this external resistance that can be used to have the unit to simulate a certain value of tilt described in the calibration certificate (provided there is no horizontal misaligment on the customer’s fixing plane)
Auto checking: periodically it is possible to use the calibration resistance and if the output is not what expected, something is wrong.
High sensitivity: the longness of the sensing pendulum allows an high sensitivity even to small variations of tilt.
Broad bandwidth: the broad bandwidth allows to measure even sismic vibrations from 0 to 50Hz (series ES261 is able to give a signal even at 0Hz, where sismograph are not able to measure).
Series ES261 has fast deliveries and good prices.