August 21, 2017 by Jonathan Lance

Fredericks Announces Launch of The ApexOne, a Versatile Single Axis Inclinometer

July 25, 2017, Huntingdon Valley, PAThe Fredericks Company (Fredericks), an industry-leading innovator and manufacturer of tilt and vacuum measurement products, announced today the launch of the ApexOne, a versatile single axis inclinometer for industrial position and angle measurement applications. The new unit, designed for use in construction and agricultural vehicles and solar tracking, will expand the Company’s tilt measurement product line which has set industry standards for more than 80 years.

The ApexOne includes a simple to use 0.5 V to 4.5 V DC output over a ±60° operating angle range with both horizontal and vertical mounting options incorporated into the standard unit. The cost-effective unit provides platform height measurement and input for load sensing system calculations for scissor lifts, and offers boom angle measurement for telescopic and articulating boom lifts. Contained in a highly robust PBT housing with urethane potting, the ApexOne offers excellent environmental durability, including IP67 protection and UV resistance for outdoor use. In addition to providing superior performance in extreme temperatures and environments, other unique features and advantages of the unit include:

  • Response time of ≤250 ms;
  • Wide voltage supply range of 10 V DC to 30 V DC;
  • Works with industry standard 12 V DC or 24 V DC vehicle batteries;
  • Low current device drawing 5 mA at 12 V DC; low power consumption;
  • Multiple electrical connection options (Deutsch, AMP, or flying leads) for simple integration; and
  • PBT housing with potting to provide IP67 environmental protection and UV resistance.

“We are so pleased to introduce the ApexOne to our tilt measurement product line,” said Heidi McKenna, President of Fredericks. “This versatile product will provide engineers with greater performance and durability in industrial environments and will, of course, be backed by our excellent customer support. The innovation of the ApexOne will take the capabilities of tilt measurement products to a new level and we’re proud to be among the first companies to offer this new suite of capabilities.”

Designed and manufactured in the USA, Fredericks’ comprehensive tilt measurement product portfolio offers electrolytic tilt sensors, inclinometers and tilt switches. Patented and engineered to outperform competing technology, the tilt products are not just repeatable, but highly accurate with excellent resolution. Fredericks tilt measurement products have no planned obsolescence and serve industries ranging from construction and RV leveling to aerospace applications and everything in between.

About The Fredericks Company

For more than 80 years, The Fredericks Company has been partnering with OEMs and customers worldwide to design and develop tilt sensors, vacuum measurement devices and precision custom glass components for their finished products or processes. Fredericks’ team of engineers and application specialists deliver broad practical knowledge and experience across a wide range of markets and application areas. In keeping with the company’s history of outstanding customer support, Fredericks provides the insight and guidance needed to take design concepts to reality in a cost-effective manner. For more information, visit


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