The new STT500 rugged sealed tilt sensor
is designed to provide reliable, fit-and-forget
tilt measurement sensing within an extremely
rugged cast aluminum housing, for the most
arduous operating environments. The STT500
is suitable for use in applications such as
road construction equipment, cranes and
booms, scissor lifts, agricultural vehicles,
container handling and hydraulic lift systems.
The STT500 uses solid state 3D-MEMS (Micro-Electro
-Mechanical Systems) technology to measure the
sensor's inclination relative to earth's gravity. The
STT500 has a choice of measurement ranges from
±10°, ±20°, ±30° and ±60° and provides a 0.5 to
4.5Vdc output signal over this range, with a nominal
2.5Vdc at 0° tilt. By using this technology, the
STT500 provides distinct advantages in reliability,
stability and compactness over fluid based, electrolytic
and pendulum operated sensors.
The STT500 can operate from a 5Vdc regulated or
8-30Vdc unregulated supply.