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Absolute rotary encoders

June 7, 2013
By Alison Dunn

Posital’s inclinometers and absolute rotary encoders are now available with J1939 communications interfaces. (The J1939 protocol was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers to facilitates quick and reliable communications between sensors, actuators and electronic control systems.) The inclinometers and encoders with J1939 interfaces are recommended for control and safety systems for vehicles and off-road equipment. IP69K-rated sealing mean that these devices can stand up to the roughest on-the-job conditions – including salt spray or water jets from pressure washers. The inclinometers can measure tilt in two dimensions (+/- 80 degrees) and are recommended for monitoring pitch and roll in off-road vehicles or vessels, or for positioning crane booms or other moveable components. Heavy-duty aluminum housings provide protection against accidental impact, while optional bus-in/bus-out M12 connectors can be used to simplify wiring layouts.

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