By Design Engineering StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building Automation Beckhoff Automation EtherCAT Motion Control
Beckhoff IP 67-rated device designed to measure acceleration and angle in harsh environments.
Beckhoff Automation released its EP1816-3008, an IP 67-rated I/O solution for harsh environments with built-in tilt monitoring in longitudinal and transverse directions. The measuring device has two integrated 3-axis acceleration sensors and 16 digital inputs. A typical application for the 3-axis acceleration box is vibration and shock/oscillation monitoring of machines, plants and buildings.
The EP1816-3008 EtherCAT Box features two integrated 3-axis, 16-bit acceleration sensors with resolution options of ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g and ±16 g. The sampling frequency is 1 Hz to 5 kHz. These MEMS (micro-electronic mechanical systems) are based on forked silicon structures, which have movements or vibrations that result in a capacitive change and a corresponding signal value.