In its new generation of inclination sensors, Turck has fused the acceleration measurement method (MEMS) with gyroscope technology so that shocks and vibrations can be suppressed much more effectively than with conventional signal filters. In this way, the B1NF and B2NF single- and dual-axis inclination sensors achieve a previously unknown dynamic range, which even enables their use in very fast control loops on moving or vibrating machines.
The extremely robust IP68/69K sensors output their signal via IO-Link COM3, the latest and fastest version of the digital interface. IO-Link also enables convenient adaptation to the required application, for example for zero setting. Furthermore, additional information such as the sensor's operating hours or its ambient temperature can be queried for condition monitoring applications.
The patent-pending "water truck function" facilitates the installation of the units. Here, an LED uses a flashing frequency to indicate when the sensor is positioned horizontally. In this way, the sensor can already be mounted error-free and safely without accessories before it is completely set up in the IO-Link master. By using translucent plastics for the LED display, LED lenses as a potential weak point in the housing can be dispensed with.
The devices are suitable, among other things, for positioning and compensation applications or for dancer sensing in the textile, printing or packaging industries. Turck is initially launching four variants on the market: for dynamic applications with the single-axis B1NF and the dual-axis B2NF, for static use with the B1N and B2N.