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Telehandler Inclinometers and Levels

Carrying heavy loads at the end of a long boom arm can cause telehandlers to be unstable, especially if they are being used on uneven ground. Mechanical and electronic inclinometers can be used to warn the operator of the safe working limits, and help the machine control ensure these limits are observed. Level Developments design and manufacture a wide range of products for this purpose and can provide off the shelf or customised solutions to meet any requirements.

telehandlers-inclinometers

Boom Angle Measurement

Typically a boom angle sensor would be a single axis sensor with a measurement range from 0 to 90°. Mechanical ball indicators can be mounted directly to the boom to give a visual indication to the operator. Electronic sensors can be used to report angle to the machine control system, or to a local display. Knowing the boom angle can provide useful information to the operator and also help ensure the telehandler is operated within it’s safe limits. Our products 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-360, LCH-A-S, MAS-1, SOLAR-360
  • Digital Displays
    PDTS, IDS
  • Ball and Bubble Inclinometers

Levelling and Roll Angle Control

TDuring operation the telehandler roll angle
must be controlled to prevent rollover when the boom is extended, or a heavy load is collected. Mechanical indicators can provide this information to the operator, with safe working limits highlighted on the display, or an electronic sensor can provide visual or audible feedback when the safe working limit is approached or exceeded. Electronic sensors can also interface with the machine control system which in turn will prevent extension or lifting when the machine is out of the safe angular range. 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 this application.

Products

  • Inclinometer Sensors
    LCH-A-D, MAS-2, SOLAR-2/li>
  • Digital Displays
    PDTS, IDS
  • Ball and Bubble Inclinometers

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
5710/1 5710/1 -
70 10 70 0-90° Ball Black anodised 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