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Watson Industries designs, develops and manufactures precision instrumentation products for the transportation, telecommunications, oceanographic, scientific research, aerospace as well as many defense commercial industries.

September Newsletter

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Summer is coming to an end and the beautiful fall colors are about to emerge. Watson Industries continues to design and manufacture superior inertial measurement products that will meet all of your application needs. Take this opportunity to contact our engineering staff at +1-715-839-0628 to discuss your requirements. We can design a sensor to meet your specific application needs.

Tip of the Month

Watson dynamic measurement sensors have been custom developed for use in some of the harshest environments in the world. Rugged and dependable, our products include individual heading gyros – to give you an accurate heading reference regardless of magnetic dip angle or acceleration errors – gyro sensors, accelerometers and complete GPS based inertial measurement units, to name just a few. Check out our custom product modifications page for a small list of changes we have made for some of our customers. You can also call and talk to one our experienced customer service personnel at +1-715-839-0628.

Featured Product

Good news! During the month of September, we are offering a 10% discount on purchases of our Train Measurement System Products. Email or call us today and mention this offer to take advantage of the reduced price!

Train Measurement

Designed specifically with the rail industry in mind, the
Train Measurement System (TMS)
features an extensive sensor suite inside of an extremely rugged package. With two angular rate sensors and a single axis accelerometer, the TMS is an ideal choice for any application measuring, roll, yaw, superelevation, truck hunting, or track irregularities.

One of the cornerstones of the TMS is its rugged design. The gyros used in this package are isolated from vibration internally, and the sensor inputs are processed by an on-board microprocessor. This allows the TMS to be mounted directly to the truck underneath a rail car or locomotive. The durable enclosure that houses the TMS electronics is designed to allow for mounting in such a demanding environment.

TMS-E232 Features:

  • Solid State, Strap Down System
  • Rugged, High Reliability
  • Vibration Resistant
  • Analog Superelevation (Roll Angle) Output
  • Two Axes Angular Rate Output
  • Triaxial Acceleration Output
  • RS-232 Serial Data Outputs
  • Proven operation on Head Truck Assembly (Both Diesel and Electric)
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
  • Engineering Support

Feel free to call with any application needs or questions. We look forward to working together to help design and manufacture a sensor that meets your specifications.


Here are two applications for our TMS-E232 sensors. Our website provides suggested sensors for more of our aerospace, land and ocean applications.

High Speed Train Tilt Control

The sole purpose of train tilt control is passenger comfort. In the United States, high-speed trains must
share the same tracks as all other rail services. Since the tracks were not initially designed for high speeds, especially in turns, the
passenger cars of these trains are tilted while turning to alleviate the effects of centrifugal forces. A tilt sensor is required that
can provide highly accurate data on the vehicle dynamics to a computer that determines the degree of corrective tilt required to assure
a smooth ride.

Watson Industries responded to this need by developing and producing the Train Measurement System (TMS-E232). The TMS provides
superelevation (roll angle), roll and yaw rate and lateral acceleration output data.


Railway Track Testing

Accurate and detailed data on track conditions is critical for the safety of rail passengers and employees. While there are significant technical challenges in manufacturing gyros for this environment, Watson Industries has the expertise, the technology and the proven experience to provide the best products for this application.

Watson Industries manufactures inertial gyro sensors that give data on track superelevation (roll angle), roll rate, yaw rate, truck hunting, and track irregularities.


Our TMS-E232 sensors
are ideal for these applications and many others. They have provided accurate data and reliable performance for customers in these fields for many years.

Request a Quote

You can request a quote on our website at the following link or call us with any application needs or questions. We look forward to working together to help design and manufacture a sensor that meets your

Customer Service

Do you have unanswered questions or are you unsure of what sensor would work best for your application? You can contact our company at support@watson-gyro.com or call +1-715-839-0628 to speak with personnel with over 20 years of business experience in gyro system design and manufacturing.

Solid-State Gyros for all of your application needs.

3035 Melby Street • Eau Claire WI 54703 U.S.A. • Tel: (715) 839-0628 • Fax: (715) 839-8248

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