Inclinometers, which measure an object’s angle of tilt, are often used on cranes and other heavy-duty equipment. This, coupled with the fact that they’re primarily used outside, means they need to operate reliably under demanding conditions.

For these reasons, robustness and safety are key—and it’s important for your inclinometer to provide both. For an example of inclinometers that meet both of these requirements, take a look at our new IN81 and IN88 series.

Ruggedized For Use Outdoors. Both the IN81 and IN88 series measure 2-dimensional inclinations at a range of ±85° and 1-dimensional inclinations from 0°to 360°. With their IP67 and IP69k ratings, they can withstand exposure to dust, water and high-pressure, high-temperature washdown during routine equipment cleaning. And, enclosed in a full-metal cast housing, the IN81 and IN88 can operate in temperatures from -40° to +85°C and endure shock and vibration levels up to 100 g and 10 g, respectively. Together, these robust features make the IN81 and IN88 suitable for use outdoors, including in mobile automation applications.

Stackable Design Improves System Reliability. What makes the IN81 and IN88 truly unique is their stackability, which comes in handy if you’re looking to add redundancy to your system. You might opt for this kind of setup if you’re working with cranes or hoists, for example. In these applications, the stacked inclinometers operate as a safety mechanism: each device sends an independent signal that corroborates what the other devices in the system are saying.

The IN81 and IN88 include other important safety features as well. For one, they meet several EMC and immunity standards for applications in measurement, control and laboratory settings, as well as industrial environments. Circuits also include reverse polarity protection.

The IN81 and IN88 are versatile inclinometers that support M12 cable connections and a variety of Analog, CANopen and Modbus interfaces.

To learn more about our inclinometers, visit our product page.