Low power data

18 March 2008

Tilt measurement sensors are increasingly used in safety critical applications in the crane industry. One example is the STT280 from Penny + Giles which provides vital data to ensure equipment is operating in its normal load envelope.

The sensor measures up to ±60°, with an output range from 0.5 to 4.5 V D.C. over the full inclination angle.

Based on solid-sate technology, the new sensor has a low power requirement of less than 6.5 mA, according to the company, which means it can be used in hard-wired or battery powered systems, for maximum flexibility for OEMs.

“By using this technology, the STT280 provides distinct advantages in reliability, stability and compactness over fluid based, electrolytic and pendulum operated sensors,” the company adds. Main body diameter is 28 mm, with a rugged IP68 sealed housing, and a built-in moulded cable for durability in harsh outdoor or dirty and dusty environments. With no moving parts, the STT280 is designed to resist shock and vibration, according to the manufacturer.

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