The TMS22 (single-axis) and TMM22 (dual-axis) inclination sensors provide cost-effective, high-precision inclination measurements. The foundation for this is powerful MEMS technology, which scores points with a error tolerance of ± 0.25° and excellent repeatability. The measured values are output via a linearized analog signal. In order to meet the highest requirements in terms of resistance for outdoor applications such as PV systems, the sensor electronics are embedded directly into the housing during injection molding. Therefore, TMS/TMM22 devices comply with the regulations according to enclosure rating IP66, IP68 or IP69K. The compact design with a height of just 10,4 mm also makes nearly unlimited integration options possible.
At a glance
Measuring range of up to 360° (1-axis) or up to ± 90° (2-axis)
Wear-free MEMS technology for consistently high precision and signal quality
Measurement accuracy: ± 0.25°
Analog interfaces 0 to 10 V and 4 to 20 mA available or customizable
The TMS/TMM22 transmits its precise inclination data to the system control via a linearized analog signal. For maximum compatibility, the sensor is available with common analog interfaces 0 to10 V and 4 to 20 mA. The interface can also be individually adapted to the respective requirements in line with customer requests. Currently in planning: An extension to include digital interfaces such as IO-Link and CANopen. To make system integration as simple as possible, the sensor cable, which is permanently connected to the housing, is available either with a straight or angled M12 male connector, with open strands or a customized solution.
Simplest integration: The TMS/TMM22 fits effortlessly into existing systems thanks to its compact design, diverse interfaces and connection types.
More performance per volume
The TMS/TMM22 owes its compact dimensions and reliable measured values to so-called MEMS technology: The integrated acceleration sensor determines the inclination value by means of redundantly constructed microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) using the smallest capacitance changes between two silicon components. The measured value is then converted into a voltage signal and passed on to the system. The advantage: Thanks to MEMS technology, the TMS/TMM22 is wear-free, very durable, maintenance-free and resistant to vibrations and shocks.
Thanks to powerful MEMS technology, the TMS/TMM22 inclination sensor offers great precision with excellent cost-effectiveness.
At home in countless applications
The TMS/TMM22 enables the integration of reliable inclination data in a range of price-sensitive applications. For example, the sensor is ideal for sun tracking in photovoltaic systems. The inclination measurement forms the basis for exact alignment of the photovoltaic modules as well as for the control and correction of corresponding tracking systems. Since even a deviation of 1° from the ideal angle significantly reduces the energy yield, a high degree of precision is required in addition to economic efficiency. In mobile and logistics applications, the TMS/TMM22 minimizes the risk of operational faults, ensuring maximum reliability.
Whether in the solar industry, mobile machines or automated guided vehicle systems, the TMS/TMM22 performs simple leveling tasks and inclination measurements reliably and with a high level of economic efficiency.
To ensure that neither dust nor moisture can damage the electronics of the TMS/TMM22, these are enclosed in a dust- and waterproof unit during housing injection molding. Together with the rugged MEMS technology, this makes the inclination sensor extremely rugged. That means high temperature fluctuations, harsh ambient conditions or high-pressure cleaning with water jets do not pose any real challenges for it. Thanks to a permanently integrated cable, the TMS/TMM22 is approved according to enclosure rating IP69K. The laser inscription on its housing defies even consistently high UV radiation, meaning the sensor can be clearly identified at any time. Due to the 3-hole mounting, it sits optimally and can thus provide measured values of the highest quality.
Whether used in deserts, with continuous vibrations or in high-pressure cleaning – thanks to its rugged design, the TMS/TMM22 delivers consistently precise measured values, even under the most demanding conditions.