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LORD Corporation Responds to Market Gap with Rugged Inertial Sensors for Demanding Environments

Recently Deployed on Ground Robots and Heavy-Machinery

CARY, N.C. – LORD Sensing, MicroStrain — a global leader in sensing systems — has announced a new line of rugged inertial sensors to fill a void in the marketplace.

“The sensors respond to a market need for a sensing solution that offers better attitude & positioning accuracy and dynamic response in locations such as on the boom of an excavator or frame of a wheel loader,” said Chris Arnold, LORD Sensing Product Manager. “Customers are replacing traditional rotary and linear position sensors that provide less rich data on machine position and motion.”

Designed for use in demanding environments for dynamic inclination and positioning, the MV5-AR inertial sensors are ideal for off-highway and military vehicles; marine and mobile robot applications; and the autonomous vehicle market. The rugged, compact, state-of-the-art inertial sensors utilize LORD Corporation’s proven fifth generation high-performance industrial grade solid-state 6-DOF MEMS accelerometer and gyro inertial sensor technology.

Already successfully deployed on ground robots and heavy-machinery, intended applications include auto-steer and terrain compensation; dynamic incline detection (roll, pitch, rotation); vehicle stability and leveling; platform control, alignment and stabilization; operator feedback; and precision navigation.

The MV5-AR model has a compact and rugged reinforced PBT housing fully sealed for immersion, pressure wash (IP67, IP69K) as well as a rugged, reliable molded-in AMPSEAL 16 connector. Each sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated. MV5-AR models offer:

  • Low-cost, compact size that is among the smallest form factor in its class
  • Full 360-degree measurement range about all axes, so can be mounted in any orientation
  • Full accuracy over the entire operational temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.
  • CAN J1939 communication
  • Auto-Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter for optimal dynamic accuracy

The MV5-AR provides inertial and slope J1939 messages in its standard configuration. Customized CAN protocols and messages are available.

For more information, call 1-877-275-5673, email sensing_sales@lord.com or visit www.microstrain.com/inertial/MV5-AR.