The CANopen interface of the Flex H6 inclinometers have been conformance-tested successfully by CiA. The Products are available in single- and dual-axis versions.
The tilt sensor by Rieker (USA) comes in an IP68-rated metal housing. It is specified for a temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C. The product has been test for underwater operation up to 30 m. The output parameters can be modified at the factory to meet your specifications (i.e. range, polarity). The end-user can provide its desired configuration by means of the Flex series development kit. The CANopen interface has been tested successfully on conformity in the CiA test lab.
The sensors are available in single- and dual-axis versions with a measuring range up to ±180 °. They can measure angles of slope and inclination of an object with respect to its gravity by creating an artificial horizon. Inclinometers are also known as tilt sensor, tilt indicator, slope meter, slope gauge, gradient meter, gradiometer as well as level gauge and level meter. Important specifications to consider when searching for tilt sensors and inclinometers are the tilt angle range and number of axes.
Rieker Instruments was founded in 1917. Since this time, the company manufactures inclinometers. In the early 1920’s, the US Government contracted Rieker to produce bubble style pitch and roll indicators for the fast emerging aircraft market. Charles Lindbergh choose the lightweight P-1057 inclinometer to give him climb and descent angle information. The H6 sensor and the rugged mechanical 2100 inclinometer series are the latest developments. The 2100 series are military-grade, polycarbonate units.
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