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Sauer-Danfoss Slope Sensor

Posted on August 5, 2013

Sauer-Danfoss has announced the introduction of its Plus+1-compliant CSS1000 slope sensor, a dual-axis slope sensor featuring MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-system) technology. The CAN 2.0 B-compliant device is designed to intelligently cancel out transverse machine motion to provide a precise, fast-responding and stable slope signal, Sauer-Danfoss said.  SAE J1939 or Sauer-Danfoss proprietary CAN protocols are supported.

For each axis, the CSS1000 slope sensor features not only a MEMS-based accelerometer to measure angle with respect to gravity, but also a MEMS gyroscope to measure acceleration around the axis. The use of MEMS sensing technology combined with advanced signal processing produces an output that remains accurate in a dynamic off-highway environment. Each axis has an operation range of ± 12.5o (± 22 percent slope), and an extended-range version of the device is in development.

Engineered to meet the operating requirements of mobile machine management applications, the IP 67-rated CSS1000 is seen as applicable for uses such as concrete pavers, asphalt pavers, curb and gutter machines, tiling/trenching machines, pile-driving machines, railroad maintenance, profilers/mills, platform leveling, bucket leveling, angle sensing and tilt alarm.