Overcoming Environmental Noise in Tilt Sensing Applications

Users of force balance inclinometers and tilt sensors can often see high noise in the field. Understanding the device is critical to solving the problem. A force balance inclinometer, or tilt sensor, is a high resolution, extremely accurate force balance accelerometer which is responding to the acceleration of Earth’s gravity to determine the angle of tilt….

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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 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 Important Facts About Using MEMS Sensors

You need high-precision sensors to measure the movement of your machine, but your budget is limited. In this world of doing more with less, MEMS sensors can be the solution for plenty of industrial projects, not just cell phones. 1. Great Solution for a Limited Budget MEMS sensors are a lower-cost solution as opposed to traditional,…

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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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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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2 Best Steps for Monitoring Dam Movement

Dams are remarkable civil engineering accomplishments that provide vital resources such as electricity and irrigation. In fact, most of the southwestern United States depends greatly on the power from the Hoover Dam. However amazing and sturdy as these structures are, they are actually constantly moving in very minuscule amounts of tilt. To be certain a dam is…

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