2-Axis Compact Inclination Sensor Module
Product overview - DWL4500XY
- Measuring range from 0° ~ ±10° (Single-Axis); 0° ~ ±5° (Dual-Axis)
- Resolution of 0.001° (18µm/M or 0.0002in/ft)
- Accuracy: ± 0.002° at 0° to ±2.00°; ± 0.004° at other angles
- Repeatability: 0.001° (18µm/M or 0.0002in/ft)
- Vibration (Relative g): 2
- Respond time: 500ms
- Power Supply: 9-30V DC
- IO Communication: RS485
- Material: Zinc Alloy
- Waterproof Rating: IP65
- Operating Tempeature: -40°C ~ +85°C
- Size: 67mm (L) X 42mm (W) X 23mm (H)
- 1.5 meters DB9 cable is included for each sensor module.
PLANAR & WIDE ANGLE RANGE MEASUREMENT
Precision levelling and tilt angles measurement essentially involve simultaneous 2-dimensional planes rather than conventionally known as two independent single-axis. Digi-Pas® 2-axis intelligent inclination modules having high precision and wide measurement range are capable of providing real-time levelling, angular & vibration readings that empower application engineers to continuously measure and monitor machine/equipment/structure angular positional status precisely and speedily.
These small footprint, 2-axis and high shock resistant MEMS driven inclination sensor modules effectively eliminate limitations associated with using multiple single-axis sensors or bulky pendulum/servo-based sensors to achieve precise 2D levelling and planar angular measurements. MEMS sensor contents no moving part, essentially requires little/no maintanance when compared to pendulum-based sensor.
Precision machines/equipment performances are sensitive to its own frame/structure vibration. Unleveled machine footings is one definitive source enabling additional vibrations during machine is in running mode. For examples, (i) blur images in image/optical capturing machines (such as CMM, CT Scan & MRI) deteriorate measurement accuracy, (ii) Vibration causes CNC machines reduces production output yield. Typical machine's structural/frame vibrations are low frequencies. It is therefore vital to measure machine's vibration frequency and magnitude during machine running to manage its accuracy performances.
PC Sync PRO software can capture vibration patterns from Sensor module and real-time display on PC screen in graphical format. User may choose to save vibration data in Excel file for further analysis.
PROGRAMMABLE & USER-DEFINABLE SYSTEM
Digi-Pas® 2-axis inclination sensor module system (Sensor Module + Control Box + PC Sync Pro Software) is designed as a DEVELOPMENT KIT for application engineers who explore to integrate sonsor modules into precision machine/equipment/structure enabling them to instantly access angular positional readings and store data in Excel format, without the need for tedious and time-consuming programming.
The angular measurement system enables user-defined settings to activate/control any external connected peripheral devices at ease (see below suggested diagram).
Alternatively, highly experienced engineers/experts in sensors applications may use own Low-level Programming codes to directly extract measurement readings from sensor module(s) WITHOUT the need for using Control box and PC Sync Software (i.e. Development Kits). Users also may download Digi-Pas Dynamic-Link Library to integrate with your own higher level programming codes to access sensor via Control Box. However, we strongly recommend FIRST-TIME user of the sensor module to utilize the development kit. Once familiarized the system, users may proceed to remove the development kit leaving the sonsor(s) directly connected to user's application codings and user's own hardware system.
DWL-4500xy Series Inclination Sensor Modules accuracy is verified by accredited 3rd party independent calibration & test bodies and National Metrology Centre traceable to SI standard and NIST, JIS, UKAS & DIN under CIPM MRA.
Application diagram 1 - Multiple Sensor Modules
Application diagram 2 - Single Sensor Module
Precision levelling and angle measurement/alignment tasks essentially involve surface planes that demand for 2-dimensional solution rather than the outdated single-axis 'bubble' vial method that indicates 'bubble' leveling status 'one axis at a time'.
Digi-Pas® 2-axis precision digital level simultaneous displays of two-dimensional plane angles, effectively simplifying and resolve the hurdles of taking angles 'one axis at a time' iteration (tedious & time consuming task of trial-and-error) experienced when using those outdated single-axis 'bubble' or traditional digital levels to conduct surface plane levelling, tilt angle measurement, surface flatness profiling and precision 2D alignment tasks.