Panoramica dei prodotti per la misurazione dell'inclinazione

Company Overview

The Fredericks Company is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company founded in 1935. Our facility is located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and we are a leading designer and manufacturer of electrolytic tilt sensors and inclinometer assemblies. Because we design and manufacture both the core electrolytic sensing technology and the completed inclinometer assembly at our facility, we maintain full control over the production process of our units. This ensures quality from unit to unit and eliminates any problems associated with parts obsolescence. Electrolytic tilt sensors manufactured at our facility have performed reliably in the field for many years, testifying to the quality of our workmanship.

The long history of The Fredericks Company provides assurance that we will continue to support and manufacture our products in coming years; we also guarantee support of our products for as long as they are being used in our customers’ products and the raw materials remain available. Our skilled engineering team has decades of combined experience and can provide in depth implementation recommendations upon request.

Typical Applications

Narrow and Mid-Range

  • Dam, building, and bridge construction monitoring
  • Geophysical and earthquake monitoring
  • Gyroscope leveling
  • Laser leveling equipment
  • Livellamento di macchine utensili
  • Mining machinery and safety equipment
  • Monitoraggio strutturale
  • Warp monitoring
  • Regolazione del punto zero

Wide Range

  • Monitor o controllo del livellamento della piattaforma aerea di sollevamento
  • Attrezzature agricole
  • Antenna positioning
  • Misurazione dell'angolo della lama di livellatrici e finitrici stradali
  • Chassis level monitoring
  • Misurazione dell'angolo del braccio della gru
  • Macchine da costruzione
  • Forestry machinery
  • Compensazione GPS
  • Sistemi idraulici di livellamento e stabilizzazione
  • Esplorazione petrolifera
  • Controlli robotici
  • Satellite dish alignment
  • Controllo della posizione e dell'elevazione del pannello solare
  • Tilt switches and alarms
  • Sistemi di allineamento ruote

Electrolytic Tilt Sensors – General Information

Electrolytic tilt sensors from The Fredericks Company provide high accuracy angular position measurement in one or two axes. These sensors require signal conditioning circuitry to provide an angular output. The Fredericks Company offers a variety of low cost signal conditioners to run our electrolytic sensors. Customers can also design their own signal conditioning circuitry; TFC can provide circuit and software design input and analysis upon request.

0717 Series Dual Axis Wide Range Metal Sensors

Numero di parte Campo di funzionamento Ripetibilità
0717-4318-99 ±60° ±0.1°
0717-4319-99 ±50° ±0.1°
0717-4321-99 ±40° ±0.1°
0717-4322-99 ±45° ±0.1°
0717-4323-99 ±50° ±0.1°

Metal and Glass Single Axis Narrow and Mid Range Sensors

Numero di parte Campo di funzionamento Ripetibilità
0703-1602-99 ±25° ±18 arc seconds
0703-0711-99 ±3° ±5 arc seconds
0737-0101-99 ±10° ±2 arc seconds
0737-1203-99 ±0.25° ±0.5 arc seconds

Ceramic Wide Range Sensors

Numero di parte Campo di funzionamento Ripetibilità
0728-1025-99 ±85° ±0.05°

Inclinometers – General Information

Inclinometers are an assembly of a signal conditioner and tilt sensor. The assembly provides an output of tilt position in one or two axes through a variety of standard interfaces. Our inclinometers utilize either electrolytic or MEMS technology to sense tilt angle. A regulated power input is available as well as potting for all housed units. Potting provides an environmental protection rating of IP67.

Inclinometers with Electrolytic Sensors

Numero di parte Campo di funzionamento Interfaccia Alloggiamento
0729-1751-99 Fino a ±60°. SPI PCB
0729-1752-99 Fino a ±60°. RS-232 PCB
0729-1753-99 Fino a ±60°. Analog/PWM PCB
0729-1754-99 Fino a ±60°. RS-485 PCB
0729-1755-99 Fino a ±60°. Analog/PWM ABS
0729-1759-99 Fino a ±60°. RS-232 ABS
0729-1760-99 Fino a ±60°. RS-485 ABS
0729-1761-99 Up to ±45° CAN J1939 Noryl

Inclinometers with MEMS Sensors

Numero di parte Campo di funzionamento Interfaccia Alloggiamento
0750-9002-99 ±90° RS-485 Zinco
0750-3002-99 ±30° RS-485 Zinco
0751-9002-99 ±90° Analogico Zinco
0751-3002-99 ±30° Analogico Zinco

Tilt Switches – General Information

Tilt switches provide an on/off indication of whether the unit is tilted past a certain angle which is field programmable. The type of output and availability of communications is dependent on the unit. All tilt switches utilize an electrolytic tilt sensor and signal conditioner. They are also enclosed in an ABS plastic housing with potting to provide an environmental protection rating of IP67. They also include a regulated power input.

Interruttori a ribalta

Numero di parte Gamma Interfaccia Assi
0729-1736-99 da ±1° a ±35°. Relè e RS-232 2
0729-1756-99 da ±1° a ±45°. Collettore aperto 1
0729-1757-99 da ±1° a ±45°. Collettore aperto 1
0729-1758-99 da ±1° a ±45°. Collettore aperto 1

Typical Electrolytic Tilt Sensor Dimensions

Typical Inclinometer Dimensions

Typical Inclinometer Functional Diagram


The Fredericks Company provides customization of most aspects of existing units in addition to creating new designs. Some of our current projects include expanding our inclinometer line with the prototype units listed below.

Prototype Inclinometers

Campo di funzionamento Interfaccia Alloggiamento Assi
±70° RS-232 Noryl 1
±45° RS-232 Noryl 2
±25° TTL Noryl 2

Benefits of TFC Tilt Measurement Products

  • Low cost with excellent resolution and repeatability
  • Consumo di energia molto basso
  • Durata estremamente lunga
  • Deriva minima nel corso della vita rispetto ai dispositivi MEMS
  • Prestazioni superiori a temperature e ambienti estremi
  • Consumo di energia molto basso
  • Eccellente assistenza clienti
  • Prodotto negli Stati Uniti d'America