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Excavator Inclinometers and Levels

There are many excavator applications for our levels and inclinometers. Whether it is for automated levelling, rollover warning and prevention, boom angle measurement, grade control or GNSS compensation, we have a product to suit the application. Level Developments design and manufacture a wide range of mechanical and electronic sensors for this purpose and can provide off the shelf or customised solutions to meet any requirements.

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Base Levelling

During grading work it is useful for the operator to know if the machine is level, and if not then what the angle is. We have a range of mechanical and electronic indicators to provide this information to the operator and the machines control system. During earth moving it is necessary for the operator to ensure the machine is working at a safe grade to prevent rollover. Whether it is a simple visual indicator, a rugged precision tilt switch, or a fully integrated electronic sensor and display system we have
a range of tough and reliable products that can meet the needs of these applications.

Products

  • Inclinometer Sensors
    DAS, LCH-A-D, MAS-2, SOLAR-2
  • Digital Displays
    PDTS, IDS
  • Circular Levels
    AVF100 series, CG Series, 5229 series

Boom Angle Measurement

Sensors for measuring the boom angle can be used in a number of ways by the machine control system. We have recently introduced a dual headed sensor that can simultaneously measure the boom and dipper angle (relative to the earth) and as such can also provide the relative angle between the boom and dipper. This information can be used by the machines control system for applications such as GNSSS compensation of the bucket position and grade control to provide feedback to the operator on the depth of the bucket. The devices are tough and reliable, and available with a range of output types to interface to most control systems, including
the industry standard CAN J1939.

Products

  • Inclinometer Sensors
    LCH-A-S, MAS-360, BADAS

Inclinometer Sensors

Part No. Image Size
(LxWxH mm)
No of Axis Range
(°)
Output Type Resolution (°) Accuracy (°)
(20°C)
Supply Voltage
Min - Max (V)
Seal Rating
MAS-2-DR-15-2-CANJ MAS-2-DR-15-2-CANJ -
44x41x12.5 2 ±15 CAN J1939 0.02 0.1 6.5 - 36 IP67 & IP69K

Digital Inclinometers

Part No. Image No of
Axis
Range
(°)
Display
Output
Resolution
(°)
Accuracy (°)
(20°C)
Power Source Sensor Size
(LxWxH mm)
Display Size
(LxWxH mm)
Sensor Seal Rating Display Seal Rating
PDTS-SOLAR2-01
2 ±30 2 x SPCO Relay and USB 0.001 ±0.030 External DC supply 75x37.5x15 72x72x23.5 IP67 IP65 (when panel mounted)

Ball and Bubble Inclinometers

Part No. Image Length
(mm)
Width
(mm)
Height
(mm)
Range Measuring Type Case Material
BI-50 BI-50 -
162 72 14 ±50° Ball Aluminium
BI-10 BI-10 -
90 35 9 ±10° Ball Black anodised Aluminium
BI-45 BI-45 -
100 50 9 ±45° Ball Aluminium

Surface Mounted Circular Levels

Part No. Image Diameter
(mm)
Height
(mm)
Sensitivity Sensitivity
Unit
Vial Type Liquid Colour
5229/1 5229/1 -
100 20 3600 1 degree per 1.7mm Acrylic (PMMA) Clear

Plastic Circular Levels

Part No. Image Diameter
(mm)
Height
(mm)
Sensitivity Sensitivity
Unit
Backing Colour Liquid Colour
AVF100/10 AVF100/10 -
100 16.4 7200 2 degrees per 4mm White Clear