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A new standard for digital ­inclination measurement

February 2019 Sensors & Transducers

A new standard for digital inclination measurement has been set with the latest digital protractors from Stabila. Both the Tech 500 DP and Tech 1000 DP are manufactured exclusively in Germany, the main difference being that the Tech 500 DP measures from 0° to 90° and 90° to 0°, while the Tech 1000 DP covers 360°. The former reveals what is out of sync, while the latter calculates the exact amount.

In addition, the Tech 1000 DP features data transmission to peripheral devices via the RS-485 interface with a ModbusS documentation protocol and Stabila Analytics software for analysis. It includes a USB data cable with an M12 connector and a four-pin data cable with M12 connectors. This makes it well-suited to the automotive industry, where, for example, it can be used to align radar systems on new motor vehicles.

Long-term measurements are also possible, thanks to a range of mounting options. These include a T-groove and a V-groove, plus an integrated rare earth magnet. The Tech 500 DP can also measure key values in quality assurance, while it allows for easy alignment of systems during the commissioning of special-purpose mechanical engineering tasks.

The latest digital protractors from Stabila make for easy measurement and alignment tasks in a broad range of applications. The Tech 500 DP is ideal for production applications such as maintenance on or setup of machines, while the Tech 1000 DP allows the digitisation of existing production machines for monitoring purposes.

For more information contact Alison Thomet, Upat SA, +27 11 624 6700, alison.thomet@upat.co.za, www.upat.co.za




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