The STT500 is a rugged, sealed tilt sensor (from the Penny & Giles product brand) designed to provide reliable, fit-and-forget tilt measurement sensing within an extremely rugged cast aluminum housing, especailly suited for harsh operating environments. The sensor can be used in many applications such as road construction equipment, cranes and booms, scissor lifts, agricultural vehicles, container handling and hydraulic lift systems.
The sensor measures its 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.