- April 02, 2013
April 2, 2013 - POSITAL's TILTIX-M inclinometers and IXARC-H absolute rotary encoders are now available with J1939 communications interfaces. Developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers for use in heavy vehicles, the SAE J1939 protocol facilitates quick and reliable communications between sensors, actuators, and electronic control systems. POSITAL’s rugged and accurate inclinometers and encoders with J1939 interfaces are ideally suited for control and safety systems for mobile machinery. IP69K-rated sealings mean that these devices can stand up to the roughest on-the-job conditions – including salt spray or water jets from pressure washers. TILTIX-M inclinometers can measure tilt in two dimensions (±80°) and are ideal solutions 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. When rotary motion must be measured and controlled, for example in steering systems, winches etc., IXARC-H absolute rotary encoders are ready to do the job. These encoders make use of magnetic measurement technology that delivers accuracy, reliability, and tolerance for high shock and vibration loadings. Rugged 316L stainless steel housings and heavy-duty bearings ensure reliable service in the toughest environments. Multi-turn versions of IXARC-H rotary encoders incorporate an innovative self-powered system to count shaft rotations, even when the motion occurs while the control system is powered down. With no need for backup batteries, these devices are virtually maintenance-free.