Overview POSITILT® Inclination Sensors

Micromechanical. Wear-free.

POSITILT® inclination sensors offer contactless, wear-free, and absolute measurement of tilt angles ranging up to ±180°. The use of MEMS technology makes these sensors particularly resistant to shock, vibrations, and contamination. As a result, POSITILT® inclination sensors are ideal for use in outdoor applications. Various designs are available to reflect the wide range of potential applications.


The Advantages

  • Wear-free
  • Measurement range up to ±180°
  • Degree of protection up to IP68/IP69
  • Impact resistant
  • MEMS technology
  • Single or dual axis measurement



POSITILT® inclination sensors are the ideal solution for determining the angle of tilt in environments such as solar power plants, commercial vehicles, and the transport sector, not to mention in industrial applications that call for highly accurate measurement, monitoring, and constant adjustment of the tilt position. The range also includes hermetically sealed housing units for use in heavy-duty or hygienic applications.

Vehicles with aerial ladders

Solar modules

Mobile cranes


Solar panels

Tunneling machines

The technology

POSITILT® inclination sensors rely on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) to measure the angle of tilt. They utilize spring-mass systems that determine the deflection of small test masses and thereby measure the inclination of the system. The interface electronics use this information to create conventional, industry-standard analog or digital output types.

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