ELECTRONICS: ASM Sensors Inc. recently introduced its smallest addition to the POSITILT® inclinometer series that is available in single and dual axis versions. By using MEMS technology, this new inclinometer PTAM20 series is packaged into a very compact, flat housing making it ideally suited for OEM applications. The measurement range for the single axis version is available from ±15 degrees to ±180 degrees, in increments of 15 degrees. For the dual axis version, the measurement range is available from ±15 to ±60 degrees, in increments of 15 degrees.
Due to its small size of approximate ¼ inch height and less than 2 inch diameter, the PTAM20 series inclinometer was designed to fit into the tightest locations in OEM applications. The enclosure is rated IP60 which is suitable for many instrumentation functions.
The maximum measurement range for the single axis version is ±180 degrees and ±60 degrees for each axis in the dual axis version. Each version is available with smaller ranges in ±15 degree increments. Several analog output types are available: 0.5-4.5V, 0.5-10V and 4-20 mA.
The resolution is 0.05 degrees and the linearity is up to ±0.5 degrees. Each version offers high shock resistance.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi