AX060201 Inclinometer

CAN SAE J1939  

The inclinometer is designed to accurately measure inclination angles in two directions X and Y in the range of ±80º. It is functional up to ±90º. If vertically installed, it can measure an inclination angle in one sensing direction in the ±180º (0-360º) range.

The angles are measured by a two-axis MEMS sensor, which senses acceleration caused by the gravity force in two orthogonal directions. The output signals from the MEMS sensor are normalized and processed by a microcontroller. The resolved angles can be then sent to the SAE J1939 or CANopen® fieldbus, RS232 port or output as voltages using three available inclinometer signal voltage outputs.

Due to a powerful microcontroller, the inclinometer can perform pre-processing of the angular information according to the users’ needs. Its internal architecture is user-programmable and allows users to define their own custom functionality using a set of predefined internal functional blocks. All application programming is performed through SAE J1939 CAN interface by the PC-based Axiomatic Electronic Assistant® software.

The standard inclinometer is IP67 rated and is packaged in a cast Aluminum housing with 2 M12 5-pin connectors. Contact Axiomatic with application-specific connection requirements.


  • Industrial Automation, Cranes, Hoists, Utility Vehicles, Off-highway, Ag, and Forestry Equipment


  • 1 or 2 axis inclination or slope sensors
  • 2 axis (-80º…80º), functional up to +90 º
  • 1 axis, vertically positioned (-180º …180º or 0…360º)
  • High resolution and accuracy
  • Option: Three 0-5VDC outputs for direct connection to an analog monitoring control
  • CAN (SAE J1939) port (Option: RS232 output)
  • CANopen® models available
  • 12V, 24VDC nominal
  • Aluminium enclosure with 2 integral M12 5-pin connectors, IP67 (Option: D version for underwater)
  • Configurable using the Electronic Assistant®
  • Proprietary PGN’s can be programmed using the Electronic Assistant®
  • Alternate applications can be accommodated with programming using the EA. For example, in a tilt sensor application, an out-of-range state can be transmitted as one of its outputs