Epson Launches High-Performance Inclinometers/ Accelerometers for Industrial Applications

Seiko Epson has developed two new compact inclinometers and two new compact accelerometers (three-axis sensor units) for different industrial applications. These products provide stable monitoring for extended periods of time with a resolution of 0.001 degree (inclinometer) and 10 uG (accelerometer). Sensors are used in the construction and civil engineering industries to monitor horizontal and vertical planes in skyscrapers and other large structures, as well as to measure changes over time that occur in structures due to slight shaking and to measure structural distortion and deterioration after seismic activity.

These products make it easy to build a flexible monitoring system that will satisfy industrial performance requirements. They can also easily be used to realize multi-node and synchronous measurement systems. By using a digital interface, customers will be able to build monitoring systems that have superior anti-noise performance and long-distance measurement capability in far less time. Epson will begin shipping samples in January 2013 and plans to begin volume production within 2013.

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