AWARD1 for advanced electrolytic tilt sensors and angle measurement systems
The seller warrants that its product will be free of
defect in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from date of
shipment thereof. Within the warranty period the seller will, at its option,
either repair or replace such product which is determined by the seller to be
defective and which is returned with shipping charges prepaid.
This warranty will not apply to any product which has been subjected to
misuse, negligence or accident; or misapplied; or modified or repaired by
unauthorized persons; or improperly installed; or altered in any way.
This warranty is not applicable to resale products.
WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Advanced Orientation Systems, Inc. (AOSI) was founded
in January of 1995 with a goal of developing and producing the next generation
of tilt sensors. AOSI quickly became an integral part of the angle measurement
AOSI’s base line of Dual Axis tilt sensors are manufactured from a
recently developed advanced Polymer. Inert to most chemicals and mechanically
stable, this new material made it possible to manufacture dual axis miniature
tilt sensors in the tens of thousands without any significant unit to unit
structural deviation. These highly consistent sensors quickly became the
logical, reliable and low cost
replacement to brittle old style glass components. They found recognition in
numerous medical, military, automotive and other high reliability applications.
The recent relocation to a new facility permitted AOSI to expand
its R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Conveniently located in the Linden
Industrial Business Center, minutes
from Newark International Airport and just a few miles away from NEW YORK
City allows AOSI easy access into the largest pool of industrial,
engineering and personnel resources.
Main engineering, R&D, production assembly and final testing are done
in house, while some operations are subcontracted to ISO-9000 registered
Total dedication to quality and reliability combined with aggressive
research into process automation resulted in a very innovative production
technique that guarantees consistent production of thousands of sensors per day
with a staff of less than ten. Use
of modern Electro-Mechanical CAD software assists engineers in all aspect of
product and process development. Integrated fully equipped machine shop
minimizes waiting for prototypes and production tooling. While in storage
sensitive sensor parts are stored in a humidity and air free chamber. For
repeatable and consistent electrical performance all sensors are filled by
computer controlled filling stations capable of dividing 100 micro-liters into
4800 equal parts. Sensors testing is performed by ultra high resolution
rotational angle positioning station by PARKER which is able to resolve and
verify angles With HEIDENHEIM encoder to a sub-arcsec level.
To tap into new markets requiring high resolution and extended Military
temperature range AOSI had embarked
on a mission to develop a line of ultra linear single axis tilt sensors
utilizing high reliability engineering ceramics and advanced metal deposition
techniques. Wide range sensors are able to accurately measure angles in access
of +-70 arcdeg, while high resolution versions are successful in detecting
2 micro radian ( 0.5 arcsec ) angular deviations.
AOSI had noticed that the major deterrent from using electrolytic tilt
sensors was and is the difficulty of electronic interfacing and signal
processing. To solve this dilemma AOSI had expanded it expertise from sensor
development to microprocessor and analog circuit design and sensor interfacing.
This step had diversified AOSIs activities from being a component manufacturer
into a System Integrator. Some apparent examples of this step are the EZ-COMPASS
and EZ-ALARM modules. Both products utilize customized advanced microcontrollers
and mixed signal circuitry. Internally developed dynamic algorithms are
performing all required sensor interfacing and signal processing. Both products
available in single and OEM quantities. Custom product development and licensing
are available on individually approved basis.
Market research, strong technical background and dynamic character of
AOSI’s marketing and technical teams led the company release and market in
average one new product every two month. AOSI’s
strong dedication to quality, in-process inspection and advanced testing
capabilities let us provide customers with flawless and reliable products.
New Polymer based electrolytic tilt sensors offer
users a powerful combination of benefits. Structural consistency, reduced size,
low profile, PCB mounting and solderability are very important qualifying
factors. High volume applications such as Auto-Alarms, VR HMDs,
wheel alignment, military and medical devices greatly benefit from
unsurpassed consistency in sensors’ performance. Newly formulated advanced
materials combined with the custom developed electronic packages, provide the
user with new and reliable methods for computing and accurately finding angles
quickly in a cost effective way.
For any additional press release or other company
information all questions should be directed to
Mr. Marty Berger / Vice President Of Marketing. e-mail:
PORT POWERED RS-232 or USB EZ-TILT-6000, advanced
programmable dual/single axis LINEAR Digital output tilt module, built around a
customized state of the art CMOS Microprocessor.
The module is equipped with full range linearity correction routine for
each axis of tilt.
The standard 2” x 2” module uses any two sensor combination of either
SX-xxxD-LIN, SX-003D-NULL, SX-xxxD-VIB or SX-COMBO single axis inclination
sensors and provides an economical and reliable tilt sensing solution for
applications requiring superior Nulling capabilities with concurrent excellent
Mid-Wide range LINEARITY, resolution, repeatability and symmetry. Rugged
hermetic construction and MIL-SPEC temperature range make these sensors
perfectly suitable for numerous high precision OEM, military, medical, optical,
automotive, range finder, alignment, automation, robotics and construction angle
Exceptionally stable and consistent performance in
temperature variable environments and it's LOW cost make EZ-TILT-6000 the
perfect choice for high accuracy leveling applications. In addition to digital
filtering the electrolyte may be modified to mechanically filter out errors
induced by shock & vibration. Test data could be supplied on 3.5" disk
upon special request.
is available with all AOSI ceramic tilt sensors.
-40 to +85 operational
-55 to +125 storage
continuous and on demand
programmable scan delay, filter, dumping delay
1200-38400 baud, 8 bit, No parity, 1 stop, No flow control
All data acquired at room
temperature after corresponding range linear calibration/correction
Viscosity of electrolyte may be
altered to accommodate customer’s application requirements.
Self power from RS-232 or USB
case sensitive and must end with <CR>.
prints all user commands
prints version number on the screen
[1200 – 38400]
set baudrate [19200 default]
sets temporary continuous mode
Continuous output ON / OFF
halt continuous mode
calibrate/select/activate linear correction
[r/p] [off] set/cancel/selectable
[h] [ h off]
set/cancel/ retainable HARDIRON ZERO
Select variables for display
0.1 to 600sec
Select display refresh rate
[1 to 40]
Select filtering coefficient, default 10
Single scan update
selected values, PC mode only
roll angle (arcdeg), PC mode only
pitch angle (arcdeg), PC mode only
all zero offsets
Housing installation procedure:
To install the system you are required to place it flat
on a surface and try to level the surface to near null reading in both axes.
Locate the position where you want to install the
housing. Remove the cover and secure the housing to the surface with one screw.
Tilt the surface one to two degrees and observe the
output of the module on the screen with a
go<CR> command in Hyper terminal mode. Try to pivot (slightly
rotate) the housing until one of the outputs (cross axis) is equal zero.
Secure the housing with the second ( third and fourth )
screws and close the cover.
At this time the module is properly setup for minimum
cross axis tilt error.