Elobau (Germany) has launched the N5 inclinometer. It is based on MEMS technology and provides CAN high-speed connectivity.
THE INTRODUCED INCLINOMETER PROVIDES an integrated CANopen output with J1939 protocol. The sensor is designed for applications such as material handling, construction vehicles, agricultural equipment and various industrial applications. The sensor has a measuring range of 360° with the one-axis version, or 180° with the two-axes version. It is also available with up to four configurable switching points and a selectable switch-on/switch-off delay per switching point. The neutral position signal can be adjusted using an infrared remote control or via CAN.
The sensor is IP67-rated, and operates within the -40 °C to +85 °C temperature range. The electrical connections are through a Deutsch or M12 connector. The CANopen protocol offers various options such as bitrate selection or direction of rotation. The 9 VDC to 32 VDC supply voltage is suitable for battery operation in vehicles.
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