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|Like many of Controlled Surrondings products,
the SmartSlope came about because of unacceptable failures of hugely expensive
Unlike the days
of old, slope or inclination sensing dosen't have to be an expensive
Older technologies relied on a
suspended weight in a chamber of oil. They require finickey adjustment and were
not particularly rugged.
If you had a failure in
the seals for the oil chamber, the sensor became extremely fragile.
Imagine a 1/4" steel ball bearing suspended on a
.010" spring steel wire. It didn't take much of an impact to bent the wire and
totally ruin the calibration of the sensor. One bang on a desk and the thing
was headed back to the repair facility for a not-so-inexpensive
technology had miniturized these sensors to microscopic scale. They have built
in bump stops and can handle upwards of 1000 G's of force and not change
calibration. They are relatively inexpensive due to the high volume use in
automotive air-bag systems.
We have designed replacement internals for your slope sensors that
interface just like the originals.
All of the
performance without all of the cost and fragility.