Jewell Instruments AMH series inclinometers are precision single or dual-axis analog instruments that incorporate temperature compensated, micro-machined MEMS capacitive technology. Designed for high reliability and low non-linearity, AMH series inclinometers are an excellent choice for a range of applications including: geotechnical monitoring, radar & vehicle platform leveling, drill rig alignment, offshore/subsea platform pitch & roll, industrial measurement & control, railway track alignment & maintenance pin out, or antenna position control
AMH series inclinometers are high sensitivity instruments available in ±10˚, ±30˚, or ±60˚ ranges. Excellent for long term stability, the AMH series features a bias temperature coefficient of just ±0.002°/°C. Either 0-5V, ±5V or 4-20mA analog output options are available. The instruments are designed with a high tolerance to shock and vibration and utilize 9 to 36 VDC input voltage.
The Background: The customer, a large construction company, is building a new bridge and must monitor the bridge for movement during construction and for a period of time after construction.
The Problem: Small shifts during bridge construction can lead to big problems which have huge public safety implications. It is, therefore, necessary to monitor for movement as small as a few tenths of a degree. If movement passes that threshold, an alarm must be activated.
The Solution: We recommended the Jewell Instruments AMH paired with a HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station Data Logger connected via the analog input module. This system is ideal for remote locations as it can be easily powered with a solar panel while communication is maintained via 3G cellular. All data can be uploaded to the Hobolink cloud service which is great for viewing historical data of the bridge movement. Hobolink can immediately send emails/texts to appropriate parties if an alarm condition is reached. The RX3000 can also have relay modules for hard wired local alarm indication.
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