A tilt switch is a type of switch that switches at a certain angle as compared to the horizon (similar to the old mercury switch). It is in fact an inclinometer with a switching output. Since gravity serves as a reference (same as for inclinometers) and because of the possibility to mount the sensor anywhere, maximum mounting freedom is achieved.
The new generation of tilt switches from DIS Sensors are based on MEMS technology and intelligent microcontroller algorithms. As a result, single or twin axis switches can be implemented with any desired switching angle. The output can be NPN or PNP. An internal buzzer is available as an option. All in a QG40 housing. Even more accurate tilt switches with higher thermal stability can be executed using the QG65 housing.
Replacement for mercury switches, tilt and tip over protection
Elevated work platforms, agricultural machinery, forklift trucks, stackers
Many of the DIS sensors in the QG range use a unique universal plastic housing concept, known as QUADRO®. The advantage is the very compact size, simple installation and the fact that the electronics are fully sealed which provides a high degree of ingress protection (IP67). The housing is also available in metal (aluminum and stainless steel).
DIS tilt switches are available with the following general specifications:
|single axis measurement range:||up to 179°|
|double axis measurement range:||±1° to ±80°|
|energy supply:||5 V dc or 10 - 30 V dc|
|output:||single or dual NPN/PNP|
|level of protection:||IP67, IP68 or IP69K|
|precision:||depending on model and range: as high as ±0.1°|
|programmable:||switching angle, on/off delays, filtering|
Useful documents for QG sensors, like the family overview, manuals and EDS files can be found under downloads.
We have a wide range of accessories available to make sure the tilt switch will perform at its best potential. Please take a look at accessories for an overview. If you are looking for an accessory that's not on the list, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Use the product selector to help decide which type of tilt switch is best suited to your specific needs. If you can't find the sensor you are looking for, please let us know. Together, we may be able to find you a sensor or develop one that will meet your requirements.
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