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TILT SENSORS

DATASHEET TLT-2

PRODUCTS

FEATURES

Simple, well proven device.


High resolution and accuracy.
Can be read by industry standard dataloggers.
Excellent track record on projects world-wide.
Very cost effective.

The Soil Instruments Electrolevel Tilt Sensor is used to monitor horizontal rotation in structures. The team at Soil
Instruments were the pioneers of Electrolevel technology in the late 1980’s and have more experience with
this type of sensor than anyone else world-wide.

The Tilt Sensor is based on a proven Fredericks 0711 series electrolevel sensor, the sensor mounting
incorporates an adjustment for zero and protects the sensor against thermal gradients.

Two versions of the sensor are available, one which requires external excitation and one which
requires a 12VDC input and produces a 2.5VDC output.

RevisionNo. 01.5 Issue Date:02/10/2007


TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS
The Soil Instruments Tilt sensor TYPICAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE
The TLT-2 Tilt Sensor consists of a precision glass electrolevel   Brick & Stone Buildings.
vial mounted in an inert ceramic compound which is itself placed
in an adjustable mount. Thumbscrews at one end allow the  Monitoring vertical rotation (heave and settlement) due to
sensor to be adjusted through a ±3º range from the horizontal   adjacent construction activities, Clay shrinkage etc.
(zero) position.
  Bridges & Dams.
The sensor connection board contains a terminal strip to
attach cables, a 3.5mm jack plug to allow for a hand-held readout  Monitoring impounding and loading effects in short or long
such as Soil Instruments HELM to be used to zero the sensor.   term.
The voltage output version has a circuit board containing power
supply, excitation and signal conditioning circuitry.   Pipelines.

applications  Monitoring differential levels.


The TLT-2 Tilt Sensor is designed to monitor horizontal rotations
of structures. It is most commonly used to monitor settlement and   Tunnels.
heave within existing structures and tunnels due to adjacent
excavations and or tunneling works.  Monitoring vertical rotation and track formation.

This is especially useful during operations such as compensation FOR DETAILS ON:
grouting, construction using the Observational Technique or where Electrolevel Beam Sesnsor, see data sheet TLT1.
human access is impossible such as active railway. Cable Free Tiltsensor, see data sheet TLTCF.
Cable Free Track Sensor, see data sheet TMCF.

This information is intended as a general guide. For full installation instructions please refer to the relevant user manual. Our staff are available to provide technical support
or to carry out complete installations as required.
SPECIFICATIONS
SENSOR TYPE Electrolevel MEMS Accelerometer

Range ±45 Arc Minutes (±13mm/m) ± 3°, 5°, 10°

Accuracy1 ±0.1mm/m ±0.05% Full Scale

Resolution2 0.02% Full Scale 0.008% Full Scale

Repeatability ±0.05% Full Scale ±0.01% Full Scale

Excitation Voltage 2.5v AC 12.v DC

Current Consumption < 1µA < 5mA

Output Signal Ratiometric AC ±2.5 VDC Differential

Operating Temperature -20 to +50°C -20 to +80°C

Zero Adjustment Range ±5° Fine Adjustment ±25° Course Full Range Of Sensor

Ingress Protection IP66 IP68

CABLE FITMENT

On Site Connection Factory Fitted To Specified Lengths

DIMENSIONS

135L x 127H x 60W Ø32mm x 192mm

WEIGHT

890g 540g Excluding Cable


1
Accuracy within precision range (± 14 arc minutes)
Resolution2 dependant on readout (CR1000)

TILTSENSOR ELECTROLEVEL INSTALLATION

Soil Instruments Limited has an ongoing policy of design review and reserves the right to amend these specifications without notice.
ORDERING INFORMATION
PART NO. DESCRIPTION
ELECTROLEVEL TILTSENSOR (GLASS VIAL TYPE) ±45 ARC MINUTES RANGE
TLT2-1.5-1 Uniaxial Tiltsensor. Complete in IP66 sealed enclosure and mounting plate
ELECTROLEVEL TILTSENSOR (CERAMIC TYPE) ±1.5 ARC DEGREES RANGE
TLT2-3.0-1 Uniaxial Tiltsensor. Complete in IP66 sealed enclosure and mounting plate
ELECTROLEVEL TILTSENSOR ACCESSORIES
TLT2-1.5-3 “L” Bracket to read the rotation perpendicular to the structure for Uniaxial Tiltsensor
SOLID STATE TILTSENSOR
C12-1.6 Vertical uniaxial ±52.3mm/metre (±3 arc degrees)
C12-1.1 Vertical uniaxial ±87.2mm/metre (±5 arc degrees)
C12-1.2 Vertical uniaxial ±173.6mm/metre (±10 arc degrees)
C12-1.7 Vertical uniaxial ±258.8mm/metre (±15 arc degrees)
C12-1.8 Vertical uniaxial ±52.3mm/metre (±3 arc degrees)
C12-1.3 Vertical biaxial ±87.2mm/metre (±5 arc degrees)
C12-1.4 Vertical biaxial ±173.6mm/metre (±10 arc degrees)
C12-1.9 Vertical uniaxial ±258.8mm/metre (±15 arc degrees)
SOLID STATE TILTSENSOR ACCESSORIES
TLT2-1.5-5 Bracket for solid state tiltsensor required to mount one solid state tiltsensors to a structure
CONNECTING CABLE AND FITTINGS
CA-3.1-4-IC 4 core, instrument cable, 7/0.20, screened
CA-3.1-6-IC 6 core, Instrument cable, 7/0.20, screened
CA-3.2-4-FR Low smoke cable, 4 core, 16/0.20, screened
CA-4.2 Coloured adhesive tapes
W6-6.1 Nylon ties 150mm x 3.5mm
ST1-3.5 Nylon ties 370mm x 4.7mm
HANDHELD ELECTROLEVEL LEVELLING TOOL - HELM
TLT1-3.1 HELM - Handheld Electrolevel Readout (Zeroing Tool)

TILTSENSOR ELECTROLEVEL
Fixing

Sealed Enclosure
Adjustment Wheel

Tiltsensor

Jack Plug Socket

Terminal Block
Cable Gland
Mounting Plate
CONTACT DETAILS:

Soil Instruments Limited, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL, United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1825 765044 Fax: +44(0)1825 761740

Web: www.soil.co.uk Enquiries: sales@soil.co.uk