Friday, July 07, 2006

Rugged Inclinometers for Construction and Off-road Equipment

The H4 Series of rugged inclinometers provide single axis inclination sensing in a rugged environmentally protected Zinc metal housing. This is an improved line of inclinometers (or tilt indicators) designed for off-road forklifts, material handlers, and equipment with aerial booms.

Available with 0-5V Analog or Digital Serial (RS232) Outputs, the unit incorporates a liquid capacitive sensing element for exceptional vibration damping with integrated temperature compensation. Depending on the required accuracy, two levels of temperature compensation are available. Angle ranges are ±30º, ±45º, and ±70º.

The H4’s Serial Output (RS232) transmits the angle, in decimal format, in a continuous stream of readings - 250msec per reading, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.

The H4 has a common footprint (with adjustment slot) making it easy to retrofit or field-replace less durable sensors. Applications include boom angle indication and platform leveling - built for rugged harsh environments to provide accurate angle monitoring.

Tilt indicators alert operators to dangerous situations

from an article published in the June issue of Equipment World Magazine, under MACHINE ENHANCEMENTS, page 71.

Tilt indicators alert operators to dangerous situations
Rieker Electronics makes several products that improve the ability of operators to detect potential roll-over situations. Its H4 Series inclinometers provide single axis sensing and are available with analog or digital outputs. Rieker’s RDI Series digital inclinometer is available as a display or remote sensor package for off-road, rough-terrain construction vehicles.

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