Wireless inclinometer

A wireless Inclinometer for Underground Longwall equipment automation. The Inclinometer represents a significant cost and deployment efficiency for Longwall operators seeking to obtain spatial information for their Longwall horizon control systems. A wireless Inclinometer can be deployed on a variety of equipment in the underground mine, such as a Longwall panline and Roof supports, or other mobile machinery such as Continuous miners.

The intrinsically safe wireless inclinometer is the most innovative on the market. These wireless inclinometers have been certified for IECEx ia Group 1 requirements.

The devices are fully wireless, battery operated, and feature plug & play with a magnetic mounting for easy installation and commissioning.

Using a wireless inclinometer means that you can now avoid complex and costly sensor wiring requirements.
Traditional intrinsically safe inclinometers are generally expensive to purchase, install and maintain. This wireless technology can reduce overall costs.

Pitch, Roll, Orientation, Vibration All In One
Wireless inclinometer for longwall automation

General description of wireless Inclinometer:

  • Real-time 24/7 autonomous monitoring of key longwall pan line and roof support conditions
  • Accurately determines the angular position, tilt and roll of a longwall component
  • Wireless design requires no external wiring (additional installation savings)
  • Plug & Play (magnetic mounting, easy commissioning)
  • Integration within the longwall system, requires only one gateway per 1000 Wireless Acquisition Devices
  • Intrinsically safe for Zone 0, Group I (Ex ia I Ma)
  • Consumable/replaceable item (OPEX)
  • Designed to meet IP67 requirements
  • Reprogrammable for vibration condition monitoring

Wireless inclinometer in action


Longwall Panline angular measurements monitoring

With a wireless inclinometer, the monitoring of pan angles has become a real-time process. The device is deployed along the panline, wirelessly recording the pan angles before the shearer reaches each pan position. This data is then fed into the longwall control system, allowing for real-time adjustments to the shearer cut path. By maximizing the cut before the pan angles could potentially deviate the shearer off course, the mining process becomes more efficient.