Why fitting our MEC wheel balancers with an accelerometer?

The advantages

  • It ensures higher speed in the acquistion of the geometrical data
  • No maintenance required
  • No end-user calibration required

The accelerometer application is an alternative device instead of the traditional potentiometer to obtain the geometrical data of the wheel.

What is it?
The accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration.
In the last years the importance of these sensors has considerably grown because next to the traditional applications as science and aerospace field, their use has been applied to different devices for everyday use.
Thanks to that many smartphones or music players of latest generation are able to operate dynamically.
For example a modern mobile phone could be shaken to change for a new song.

Operating principle
An accelerometer measures the inertia of a mass when subject to acceleration.