Water- and dust-protected inertial measurement units support CAN and RS-422 interfaces

May 09, 2013 // By Julien Happich
The M-G550-PC and the M-G550-PR inertial measurement units developed by Seiko Epson feature six degrees of freedom, including gyroscopic sensors on three axes and accelerometers on three directions, with a maximum sampling rate of 1,000 samples per second.

They have built-in support for two widely used industrial interfaces: the CAN protocol in the case of the M-G550-PC and the RS-422 in the case of the M-G550-PR. Packaged in 52×52×26mm metal enclosures equipped with IP67-level water and dust protection, the IMUs are capable of withstanding harsh, demanding environments. The IMUs are simple to install and connect in vehicles, marine vessels, and a variety of other industrial products and systems, where they will accurately and easily measure data, control movement, or conduct inspections even under harsh indoor or factory environments. The M-G550-PR, whose RS-422 interface offers high noise immunity, can also be used to measure motion and perform control or inspection at remote locations (such as on the opposite end of a 200-meter cable).

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