6-dimensional motion sensor
Honeywell (NYSE:HON) introduced its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 6-D Motion Variant, 6DF Series, designed to provide motion, position, and navigational sensing from a durable single device over six degrees of freedom.
The six degrees of freedom is achieved by using MEMS (microelectromechanical system) technology to sense translational movement in three perpendicular axes (surge, heave, sway) and rotational movement about three perpendicular axes (roll, pitch, yaw).
The 6DF Series IMU measures the motion of the equipment onto which it is attached and delivers the data to the equipment’s control module using an industry-standard CAN SAE J1939 communications protocol. This capability allows the equipment operator to focus on other functions, enabling more precise control than can be achieved by using only the human eye, thus increasing safety, stability, and productivity.
Honeywell’s IMU 6DF Series has benefits including 6-D rotation and accleration outputs and has IP67 and IP69k ratings to make it durable in rough weather conditions and keeps it safe from electromagentic interference.