Inclination Sensor Defies Shocks and Vibrations
The IMU F99 inclination sensor provides stable inclination values for mobile use on construction machinery or robots. An integrated gyroscope compensates for accelerations, enabling precise inclination measurement. This makes the IMU F99 sensor a significantly better choice than conventional static inclination sensors.
Inclination sensors are capable of delivering extremely precise values in stationary conditions, but their measurements can be distorted by acceleration effects. However, in applications such as excavators, wheel loader buckets, and the booms of agricultural machines, inclination values are often required during movement. Conventional static inclination sensors are based on the measurement of gravitational force, but they also react to any other forces. As the acceleration changes, so does the inclination value. In vehicles and mobile devices, this means that accelerating, braking, centrifugal forces in bends, and any vibrations while driving can distort the measured value. These influences must be compensated for to achieve dynamic inclination measurement. For this reason, Pepperl+Fuchs has developed the innovative IMU F99 device series for mobile inclination measurements. The addition of a rotation rate sensor (gyroscope) enables the sensor to perform dynamic inclination measurement. This allows precise inclination values to be recorded even during movement.
The IMU F99 sensor can therefore be used on all mobile machines for position detection, control and positioning of booms, anti-fall-over systems, steering angle restriction, and weighing systems.
Caption: IMU F99—dynamic inclination sensor
Caption: Mobile machines require the position angle of booms while driving
Caption: IMU F99—simple mounting with no need for mechanical customization of the machine
With 6600 employees worldwide, Pepperl+Fuchs recorded sales of EUR 790 million in 2021. The Group is one of the leading companies for industrial sensor technology and explosion protection. The headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, represents the core of the company’s technical expertise, where engineers and specialists research and develop the latest technologies and products. Originally a small family business founded in 1945, Pepperl+Fuchs is now represented on all continents by more than 40 subsidiaries. Our global presence gives us the best of both worlds: the highest technical standards plus efficient, cost-effective production facilities. Pepperl+Fuchs has developed into a partner for worldwide users of automation technology, and offers the most comprehensive portfolio of tried-and-tested components for the demands of manufacturing automation and process automation.
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