Dual axis MEMS inclinometer sensor detects angular tilt
Turck dual axis inclinometer sensor for angular tilt detection.
Turck has released a dual axis inclinometer sensor for angular tilt detection. The sensors, which feature compact rectangular housings and are mountable atal system) device, which incorporates a micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element into the sensor that utilizes two parallel plate electrodes, one stationary and one attached to a spring-mass system. Movement causes acceleration that produces deflection in the non-stationary electrode, resulting in a measurable change in capacitance between the two plates that is proportional to the angle of deflection. The signals are conditioned to provide two analog outputs (0.1 to 4.9 V dc) or two current outputs (4-20 mA).
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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