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CANopen inclinometer and accelerometer

Dewit Industrial Sensors (The Netherlands) introduced the QG 65K CANopen-capable inclinometer and accelerometer in a plastic housing.

(Photo: Dewit Industrial Sensors)

THE CURRENT SERIES QG65-M INCLINOMETERS and accelerometers are for many years supplied in a metal aluminum (alloy) housing. This robust housing offers many advantages to the user especially in severe conditions but also has some disadvantages such as corrosion etc. With the introduction of the plastic housing, these are almost eliminated.

The sensors are encapsulated in a stainless steel fiber filled PBT (Polybutyleneterephthalate) plastic housing. This plastic is resistant to solvents, shrinks hardly during forming, and is mechanically strong and heat resistant.
The advantages against the aluminum housing are seawater and UV resistance, no corrosion, hardly any material expansion due to temperature and protection class of IP67. Device’s length and width are comparable to the aluminum version (60 mm x 50 mm x 27 mm). The stainless steel fiber filled PBT provides an EMC-tight enclosure. The introduced device is mounted on four points instead of two. It is specified to work at temperatures from -40 °C to +85 °C.

The inclinometer may be ordered from January 2013 onwards and will be delivered from April 2013 from a number of distributors.