By integrating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), customers know in real-time the vehicle’s position in respect to inclination. The machine’s ECU (Equipment Control Unit) processes this information and provides feedback to the operator where the machine is sitting in respect to inclination. Such indicators allow the operator to make real-time adjustments to grade as the loader is in motion.
The Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor or TARS-IMU is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and inclination for demanding applications in industries such as heavy duty, off-highway transportation. With two sensor models for different power levels, TARS-IMU accommodates both 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems. While communication is carried to the vehicle through industry standard CAN J1939 connectivity.
The Honeywell 6-D Motion Variant 6DF (six degrees of freedom) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors are designed to provide motion, position, and navigational sensing from a durable single device over six degrees of freedom. This is achieved by using MEMS (microelectromechanical system) technology to sense translational movement in three perpendicular axes (surge, heave, sway) and rotational movement about three perpendicular axes (roll, pitch, yaw). Because the movement and rotation along the three axes are independent of each other, such motion is said to have "six degrees of freedom."
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