Honeywell 6-D Motion Variant 6DF IMU Sensors

Product Announcement from Honeywell Sensing and Internet of Things


The Honeywell 6-D Motion Variant 6DF (six degrees of freedom) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors are designed to provide motion, position, and navigational sensing from a durable single device over six degrees of freedom. This 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). Because the movement and rotation along the three axes are independent of each other, such motion is said to have “six degrees of freedom."

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 industry-standard CAN SAEJ1939 communications protocol, allowing the operator to focus on other equipment functions, enabling more precise control than can be achieved by using only the human eye, thus increasing safety, stability and productivity.

The 6DF Series is available in two versions, one with a 2 g accelerometer and the other with a 6 g accelerometer.

6DF-1N2-C2-HWL: This version is slightly more accurate than the 6DF-1N6-C2-HWL, but less tolerant of vibration. It is designed for “cleaner” environments, where the higher accuracy can be realized due to the reduced environmental interference with respect to the signals.

6DF-1N6-C2-HWL: This version is much more tolerant of vibration and rugged environments than the 6DF-1N2-C2-HWL. This allows for optimum performance in harsh environments, with a small reduction in accuracy.

The 6DF Series may potentially be used in numerous Transportation, Industrial, and Aerospace/Military applications with harsh environments.