• Dual axis
  • Input ranges: ±14.5°, ±30.0°, ±90°
  • Less than 0.02% Non-linearity
  • Bias temperature sensitivity >50µg/°C
  • Just 0.875″ (22mm) diameter
  • IP65 sealed housing
  • 500g shock capability
  • High level ±5 Vdc output
  • Low impedance output
  • 12 to 18 VDC input voltage
  • -40 to 80°C operating temperature range


The Jewell Instruments LCF-196 Series inclinometer is a precision, dual axis instrument designed for applications where high levels of shock and vibration are present. With input ranges from ±14.5 to ±90°, the LCF-196 is just 0.875 inches in diameter and characterized by excellent turn-on-repeatability and very low hysteresis.

LCF-196 series inclinometers are solid-state, closed loop meters with accuracy, stability and reliability several orders of magnitude greater than open loop types. They are ideally suited for use in the construction industry for setting tilt of road grading and paving machines, in the geophysics filed for tilt and strong motion studies, in the civil engineering field for evaluation of tilt of supporting walls in dams and other structures, and other application where high-accuracy measurement of tilt is required.

Jewell LCF-196 series inclinometers are fully self-contained and designed to operate from a standard DC power source. Output is an analog 0 to ±5 VDC signal directly proportional to the sine of the angle of tilt. The heart of the LCF-196 series is a flexure supported torque balance system, rugged enough to withstand severe shock and vibration and still maintain excellent accuracy. The solid state electronics and sensor are enclosed within the sealed housing, permitting operation in hostile environments.

Applications for the Jewell Instruments LCF-196 Series Inclinometer:

  • Geophysical measurement
  • Weapons platform leveling
  • Earth movement monitoring
  • Oil and gas well logging
  • Dam monitoring
  • Heavy construction, grading
  • Ship and barge leveling
  • Deviation surveys
  • Continuous casting