Application of Tilt Sensor in Vehicle Four-wheel Positioning

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Tilt sensor in the four-wheel locator

For different four-wheel positioning equipment, the key role is to measure the accuracy of the tilt sensor. Modern cars generally adopt front and rear independent suspension, and the main parameters detected by the four-wheel alignment instrument are wheel camber, kingpin rear angle, kingpin internal angle and front bundle. For the measurement of the above tilt angles, except the front beam angle is generally realized by the rotary disk or the angle sensor, and the other angles are generally adopted by the tilt sensor. The tilt sensor is fixed on the four-wheel alignment mounting plate, and then installed on the wheel of the car through the clamp.

Due to the reason of automobile structure, the tilt measurement of automobile wheel positioning angle is divided into direct measurement and indirect measurement. From the definition of wheel inclination, it can be seen that the measurement of wheel camber can be measured directly by the tilt sensor, while the kingpin internal inclination and kingpin rear inclination are not, because the kingpin is installed on the inside of the wheel, generally can not be measured directly by the tilt sensor. The measurement range of wheel inclination should be about ±15°. In today's models, the inclination adjustment deviation value is generally about 5', such as: Shanghai Volkswagen PASSAT B5 front wheel camber value is -0°35' to ±0°25', so the sensor measurement resolution should be less than or equal to 5'.

Application of Tilt Sensor in Vehicle Four-wheel Positioning

What is car four-wheel positioning?

From the structure of the car, the car's steering wheel (front wheel), steering knuckle and front axle installation between the three has a certain relative position, this installation with a certain relative position is called steering wheel positioning, also known as front wheel positioning. Front wheel positioning includes

Kingpin back tilt (angle), kingpin inward tilt (angle), front wheel outward tilt (angle) and front wheel front bundle four contents. For the two rear wheels, there is also a relative position between the installation and the rear axle, called the rear wheel positioning. Rear wheel positioning includes wheel roll out (angle) and one rear wheel front bundle. In this way, the front wheel positioning and the rear wheel positioning are called four-wheel positioning.

When the vehicle leaves the factory, the positioning angle is pre-set according to the design requirements. These positioning angles are used together to ensure the driving comfort and safety of the vehicle. However, because the vehicle is sold and driven for a period of time, these positioning angles will change due to traffic accidents, severe bumps caused by uneven road potholes (especially when driving at high speed suddenly encounter uneven roads), chassis parts wear, chassis parts replacement, tire replacement and other reasons. Once the positioning angle changes due to any reason, it may produce uncomfortable symptoms such as abnormal tire wear, vehicle deviation, reduced safety, increased fuel consumption, accelerated wear of parts, heavy direction, and vehicle drift. Some symptoms make the vehicle very dangerous at high speeds.

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What is a four-wheel locator?

The purpose of four-wheel positioning maintenance service is to diagnose and treat the above causes of vehicle discomfort by measuring the positioning Angle. Generally, the new car should be four-wheel positioning after 3 months of driving, and every 10,000 kilometers after driving, replacing the tire or shock absorber, and after the collision should be timely four-wheel positioning. The correct positioning of the wheel can ensure that the steering is flexible, the seat is comfortable, the straight line driving is maintained, the life of the tire is extended, and the vibration caused by the road is reduced.

At present, most of the instruments used for wheel positioning detection are "four-wheel positioning instrument". During the detection, the four-wheel positioning instrument first measures the current four-wheel positioning parameters of the car, and then the computer automatically compares it with the stored value of the corresponding model to calculate the deviation value of the four-wheel positioning of the car, and the maintenance personnel can restore the original state by correcting the prompts of the positioning instrument.

In Summary:

Ericco introduces the ER-TS-4256DI1, a tilt sensor for automotive four-wheel aligners, which has multiple interfaces and can be easily embedded into user systems. It can resist external electromagnetic interference, adapt to the harsh industrial environment for long-term work, is the ideal choice for industrial automation control and platform attitude measurement. The main features are as follows:

Biaxial dip measurement (X and Y)

Resolution less than 0.01°, accuracy 0.1°

Single PCB board, easy to embed into the user circuit system

Single power supply, digital signal (RS485) output

Built-in temperature sensor (digital SPI output)

Vibration resistance 3500g

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