Product Announcement from Rieker, Inc.
Rieker Electronics introduces a new line of rugged inclinometers (or tilt indicators). The H5 Series of Inclinometers provides both Analog 0-5V and 0-10V output or a Digital Serial (RS232) output in ranges up to ±90º.
Designed for cranes, off-road forklifts, material handlers, and aerial lift equipment, the new H5 Inclinometer Series provide single axis inclination sensing in a rugged environmentally protected Anodized Aluminum housing. The unit incorporates a liquid capacitive sensing element for exceptional vibration damping with integrated temperature compensation. Angle ranges available are ±30º, ±45º, ±60º, and ±90º. Either output is linear with respect to the input angle directly.
The H5's Analog version provides both 0-5V and 0-10V outputs with a 12-30VDC input voltage. An individual wire for each output is provided, allowing use of both at the same time.
The H5's Serial Output (RS232) transmits the angle, in decimal format, in a continuous stream of readings - 250msec per reading, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit.
The H5 has a compact footprint making it easy to retrofit or field-replace less durable sensors. Applications include boom angle indication potentiometer replacement, and platform leveling - built for rugged harsh environments to provide accurate angle monitoring.