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KAX Rotary Paddle Switch

KAX Rotary Paddle Switch
KAX Rotary Paddle Switch
KAX Rotary Paddle Switch
KAX Rotary Paddle Switch
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KAX Rotary Paddle Switch

Monitor's KAX line of rotary paddle bin level indicators consist of the most reliable, rugged and economical point level control sensors available for detection of dry bulk materials. These easy to install sensors are proven performers in a wide variety of bulk materials. Monitor's paddle switches can be used to eliminate bin overflow, maintain a predetermined material level, indicate plugging of conveyors and pneumatic lines or provide any of a number of level control functions. Unlike many other available paddle units for bins and silos, Monitor's paddle level indicators incorporate a feature that automatically shuts off the motor of the unit when the paddle is in a stalled position, which both extends the life of the motor and minimizes maintenance.

The operation of Monitor's rotary paddle bin level switch is quite simple. The unit is installed through the wall of the vessel, so that the paddle protrudes inside the vessel. A small electric motor drives a paddle which rotates freely in the absence of material.
When the paddle is impeded by material, the motor rotates within the housing which triggers two switches. The first switch is a “dry” electrical contact closure that is available to control a process function or alarm circuit. The second switch cuts the power to the motor, preventing a locked rotor condition, thus extending motor life. This also activates the signaling device which is wired through that same motor switch. When the material level drops, the loaded stretched tension spring returns the motor to its original running position and the unit is reactivated.

Point Level Sensor for Bins, Silos, Hoppers and Other Vessels Storing Bulk Solids

 

Features:
- Twist On/Off Cover
- Motor Shuts Off When Paddle Is Impeded
- Significantly Extends Motor Life
- Reduces Maintenance Costs
- Wiring Access - 2 Conduit Entrances
- Competitive Price Makes The Monitor Bin Level Indicator Your Best Value
- Three Bearing Design With Sealed Bearings Last Longer
- Built-In Slip Clutch Extends Life
- Hazardous Location Approvals Available - IECex DIP A21
- Unique Low Voltage DC Design Available
- Standard KAX Units Rated to 149°C
- Hi-Temp Models Rated to 399°C

 

Typical Applications include, but are not limited to:

Typical Applications include, but are not limited to:

Feed

Silica Sand

Rocks

Pellets

Wood

Calcium Dust

Rubber

Metals

Regrind

Coal

Peanuts

Malt

Clays

Resin

Limestone

Grain

Foundry Sand

Pre-Mix Ingredients

Rawhide

Sawdust