Penny + Giles, the position sensor specialist, has launched a new ±60? tilt measurement sensor. The compact STT280, which is priced competitively, features low power consumption and a rugged, IP68 sealed housing, making it ideal for construction industry, off-road vehicle and access platform applications.
Tilt sensors are increasingly used in safety critical applications such as safe load indication systems on cranes and platforms. The sensors provide vital data to ensure equipment is operating within its nominal load envelope. The STT280 measures up to ?60?, with an output range from 0.5 to 4.5Vdc over the full inclination angle.
Based on proven solid-state technology, the new sensor has a low power requirement of less than 6.5mA, so 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 diameter of the main body of the STT280 is just 28mm. It has a rugged housing sealed to IP68 and a built-in moulded cable for durability in harsh outdoor or dirty, dusty environments. Having no moving parts, it is has excellent resistance to shock and vibration.
The tilt sensor is a perfect complement to Penny + Giles world-leading range of linear and rotary position sensors.
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