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Inclination Sensors for Position Detection of the Arm System on Aerial Work Platforms

F99 Series inclination sensors reach new heights

Inclination sensors are used on aerial work platform WT1000 manufactured by Palfinger Platforms GmbH
Inclination sensors are used on aerial work platform WT1000 manufactured by Palfinger Platforms GmbH

F99 Series inclination sensors are in use on the WT1000 aerial work platform manufactured by Palfinger Platforms GmbH. The WT1000 is the tallest all-terrain aerial work platform in the world, and has been specifically developed for installing and servicing wind turbines. The platform has an extreme working height of over100 m and can reach heights that conventional aerial work platforms cannot.

The exact position of the work platform arm system must be monitored continuously to guarantee the stability of the aerial work platform, the safety of personnel, and to prevent damage to the wind turbine.

Palfinger relies on the reliable F99 series inclination sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs.  The inclination sensors detect the exact position of the arm system on the aerial work platform.


F99 series inclination sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs ensure accurate position detection of the arm system on aerial work platforms
F99 series inclination sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs ensure accurate position detection of the arm system on aerial work platforms

Palfinger Platforms defined two angular measurement ranges between 0° and 360° for detecting the position of the arm system on their aerial work platforms. The F99 inclination sensors were then adapted by Pepperl+Fuchs according to these specific requirements. To reduce the effect of vibrations on the sensor element, the angle measurement was equipped with a special filter.


Highlights of F99 series inclination sensors:

  • Inclination angles between 0° and 360° 
  • Maintenance and wear-free due to non-contact measurement process
  • Extremely robust inclination sensors from the F99 series offer guaranteed reliability and an extended service life
  • Easy mounting and modest space requirements due to integrated mounting concept