Conveyor tilt level control
- Written by Concrete News
Engineered to controlling conveyor material build up, the Model CT-105 tilt level control is UL Listed, dust tight and weather proof. The enclosure is made of durable cast aluminum to resist corrosion and is equipped with a surface mount printed circuit board that is resistant to shock and vibration. The surface mount PC board has a field adjustable logic selector switch that can be set to actuate an alarm when material is present or when material is absent. An adjustable time delay prevents false signals. The controller output is a relay, actuated by the tilt probe when the presence (or absence) of material is detected.
The Model CT-201G heavy duty, probe is used in conjunction with the control unit. The 9-in. abrasion-resistant probe is made of heavy duty steel and designed to tilt when material piles up high enough. The probe will actuate when tilted 15 degrees from vertical and send an alert to the controller, which then signals an alarm through the output relay. The control unit allows for up to 5,000 feet of cable length to the probe, enabling placement of the control unit at the base of the conveyor. Here, it is easily accessible by personnel, and the red ‘ALARM’ and green ‘NORMAL’ LED indicator lights are clearly visible.
When material build up is detected by the probe’s tilt action, the output relay signals for the lower conveyor leg to shut down. The device alerts the operator there is a problem via the LED indicators, halts the material feed, and protects the equipment from costly damage. — Conveyor Components Co., 800/233-3233; www.conveyorcomponents.com