3 Questions That Determine the Correct Sensor Seal Rating

Whether precision measurements need to be taken in extreme temperatures, areas with vibration, noise, or even underwater, there is a sensor that is built for it. Many applications expose sensors to dust or moisture, but sealing is intended to protect the units from these harmful substances. If you’re wondering which sensor seal rating is needed in your application, here are three questions…

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How to Find the Best Sensor Size for Your Project

To design and build a large machine such as a rail car, mobile radar, or construction vehicle, every component needs to fit into place perfectly like a puzzle. When searching for components, you’ll come across multiple sensors ranging in sizes as small as a coin or as large as a dinner plate. Finding the right-sized…

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How to Avoid Vibration in Structural Tilt Readings

Tilt sensing validates that infrastructure serves the public with safety and efficiency, but since these readings are so subtle and important, engineers cannot afford to have outside forces throw them off. Vibration can be the enemy for precision tilt sensors and in many cases, it is inevitable. For environments that can make the line on…

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How to Determine the Best Solution for Measuring Ground Displacement

You’ve been assigned to track the stability of a new underground tunnel system that is going to revolutionize the infrastructure of a large city with a quickly growing population. For this project, you’ll need to insert sensors within boreholes to track the sediment activity surrounding the tunnel walls. You need to determine which kind of…

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Why Solar Trackers Depend on Inclinometers

The demand for renewable energy has grown as we seek to preserve our planet while harnessing its resources. The solar farm automation market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18% between now and 2025 which means more solar farms will be popping up, worldwide. Many countries are investing in this form…

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How to Get Tilt Reading from Beneath the Water

You’ve been hired to maintain an iconic bridge that thousands of people need to cross every day. You’ll need to be able to track its stability using precise instruments that will have to be plunged into the water but still provide effective readings. You need submersible tiltmeters. Submersible Tiltmeters in Shallow Water For inland structures…

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Why Electrolytic Tiltmeters Must Remain Static

Electrolytic tiltmeters are excellent solutions to constantly monitor the structural health of large, important infrastructure or landmasses. They are highly sensitive, low maintenance, and have long lifespans. However, they are temperamental to linear motion which is why they should avoid environments where excessive vibration and motion are present. What happens to electrolytic tiltmeters in a…

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3 Reasons to Consider Using an Electrolytic Tiltmeter

The world is evolving and so are the many different ways you can take precision tilt measurements. However, there are few sensor technologies that can cover all applications and you need to know which is the right one for your project. For many civil engineering and geophysical projects, an electrolytic tiltmeter has been the answer…

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Determining the Right Cable Length and Output for Sensor

If you’re monitoring a bridge or automating a machine, a high-precision sensor is a great solution, but it’s no good if the output signal can’t reach the data logger. Depending on what you need to measure and what environment you’re in, determining how long your cable must run can be crucial. High precision sensors offer…

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Why Choose a Wired Connection for Your Sensor?

When you’re trying to measure important movement in your project, you can’t afford to have the connection break down. You can connect your sensors using pin terminals and connectors, but if you’re looking for a durable yet cost-effective connection, consider a wired connection. Benefits of Wired Sensors Wired connections add advantages to your tilt or motion…

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