Liquid-based inclination sensors

The BSI inclination sensors from Balluff offer an enclosure rating of IP67 and are designed where inclination angles need precise detection.
January 15, 2013

The BSI inclination sensors from Balluff offer an enclosure rating of IP 67 and are designed where inclination angles need precise detection. Courtesy: BalluffThe new, liquid-based BSI inclination sensors from Balluff detect deviations on an axis over a full 360° contact-free. They offer accuracy of 0.1°C, a resolution of 0.01° and a temperature drift of just 0.01%/10K.  They are designed for situations where inclination angles need to be precisely detected or rotary movements must be constantly tracked.

BSI inclination sensors feature a compact and robust metal housing with an enclosure rating of IP 67 and can be easily installed in systems with limited space. With an expanded temperature range of -40C to + 85C, the sensors are virtually predestined for outdoor applications.

Balluff BSI inclination sensors are based on a capacitive measuring principle and are equipped with a liquid-based measuring cell. These consist of four capacitors filled with a liquid dielectric. Depending on the inclination of the sensor, the "horizon" of this medium covers the capacitors differently, causing the capacitance – as measure for the inclination angle – to change. The analog output signal from 4-20 mA is scaled linearly over the angular range of 360 deg.

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