The A2C-TRI sensor measures inclinations using a 3-axis accelerometer. It can measure complete roll and pitch 360deg. Communication is done via CAN Bus. The A2C-TRI contains a high performance processor and can be programmed to report both accelerations and or tilt angles. Alarms can be programmed to trigger when a given tilt angle limit is passed. After initial programming the sensor can be used in a standalone mode without any CAN bus connected. On an alarm event the PNP line is activated, which can be used to drive a relay or plc input. An optional USB programmer simplifies programming, and no knowledge of CAN bus communication is required.
This sensor can also be used for acceleration sensing. For a description of some of the acceleration functions go to this page.
The following parameters are some of which can be programmed to trigger the logical output.
For each axis the following information can be requested over the CAN-Bus:
No prior knowledge of CAN bus communication is required! You can check the U2C programmer and software here:
Connect the U2C to your PC after installing the drivers and software. Connect the A2CTRI to the U2C and apply power.
Using the free software, set the mode of operation and the alarm thresholds. View real time data from the sensor and have it shown graphically.
Install the sensor in its application and verify that everything works as it should. It is still possible to connect the U2C and log the real world data, which can be used for analysis.
Chassis Leveling - truck mounted crane
For a truck mounted crane, the A2C-TRI can detect if the chassis is within given angle thresholds. Each axis has programmable thresholds and hysteresis which is easily programmed with the U2C adaptor.
Chassis Leveling - arial platformFor an arial platform, the A2C-TRI can detect if the chassis is within given angle thresholds. Each axis has programmable thresholds and hysteresis which is easily programmed with the U2C adaptor.