Patent Number: 7,714,738

Title: Method and arrangement for determining rotational movement

Abstract: A method and arrangement for detecting rotational movement. The method comprises the steps of arranging a sensor at the end of a rotation axle of a rotating object and at a distance from the rotation axle, arranging a detector external to the end of the rotation axle of the rotating object in such a manner that the distance between the sensor and detector changes as the object turns around its rotation axle, transmitting an poll to from the detector to the sensor, receiving the poll at the sensor, and in response to receiving the poll, transmitting a reply from the sensor to the detector, determining the power used in signaling, and detecting rotational movement on the basis of the change in signaling power.

Inventors: Joensuu; Heikki (Helsinki, FI)

Assignee: ABB Oy

International Classification: G08B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018