Sauer-Danfoss is pleased to announce the PLUS+1-compliant CSS1000 slope sensor, a dual-axis slope sensor featuring state-of-the-art MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System) technology. The CAN 2.0 B-compliant device intelligently cancels out transverse machine motion to provide a high-precision, fast-responding and stable slope signal. SAE J1939 or Sauer-Danfoss proprietary CAN protocols are supported.
For each axis, the CSS1000 slope sensor features not only a MEMS-based accelerometer to measure angle with respect to gravity, but also a MEMS gyroscope to measure acceleration around the axis. The use of robust MEMS sensing technology combined with advanced signal processing produces an output that remains accurate in a dynamic off-highway environment. Each axis has an operation range of ± 12.5 degrees (± 22 percent slope), and an extended-range version of the device is in development.
Engineered to meet the harsh operating requirements of mobile machine management applications, the IP 67-rated CSS1000 is ideal for applications such as: concrete pavers, asphalt pavers, curb and gutter machines, tiling/trenching machines, pile-driving machines, railroad maintenance, profilers/mills, platform leveling, bucket leveling, angle sensing and tilt alarm.
As an element of the flexible, powerful, expandable and affordable Sauer-Danfoss PLUS+1 family of mobile machine management products, the CSS1000 device can be easily integrated into a control system developed in PLUS+1 GUIDE (Graphical User Integrated Development Environment). Sensor tuning parameters can be set via the GUIDE PLUS+1 Service Tool. Standard PLUS+1 housing offers a proven design and multiple mounting options.
Additional key features of the CSS1000 slope sensor include:
- 12-pin Deutsch DTM connector
- 9 to 36 Vdc power supply range