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.