Precise position control for many applications
Precise position control as well as continuous tracking and monitoring of rotational movements are very important in many applications. Our inclination sensors measure the deviation from horizontal or vertical axes up to 360°.
With two different measurement principles and different angular ranges, the inclination sensors from Balluff are appropriate for many industries and applications.
Our BSI fluid-based inclination sensors are perfectly suited for o process control. They measure with an extremely high precision from 0.1° and allow deviation from the horizontal on an axis of up to 360°.
The sensor's fluid-based measuring cells have, among others, four capacitors and are filled with a special fluid as the dielectric. The inclination is determined by the degree of coverage of the capacitor plates through the fluid.
Balluff MEMS-based inclination sensors measure the inclination with MEMS chip technologie. These compact chips include micro-electromechanical structures which move under the effect of gravity according to the inclination. The sensor output is composed of two related elements: The inclination component is static, the acceleration component is dynamic.
Using this principle, our sensors continuously detect rotational movements in one axis and take the machine component position in two axes, as well. In comparison with fluid-based inclination measurement, vibrations have less influence on the sensors. The result is optimum precision for your tasks.