Michigan-based Conveyor Components Company has added a paddle-style bulk material flow control to its line-up with the Model FS, which the company said can detect flow interruptions.
The model FS can be used as a flow/no flow device, presence/absence device, or it can also be used as a downstream plugged chute indicator. The rugged cast aluminum enclosure is designed for NEMA 4 weatherproof applications, while the explosion proof version can be used in NEMA 7 vapor explosion proof and NEMA 9 dust ignition proof environments. Optional black epoxy coating is also available for additional exterior corrosion resistance.
The standard 20-amp SP/DT microswitches (or optional 15-amp DP/DT microswitches) can be used to control a variety of equipment such as start-stop operations of conveyors, elevators, feeder systems, and even provide control of audible or visual warning alarms. The paddle is stainless steel material and can be easily replaced if worn or damaged. Paddle and counterweight are easily field adjustable to any angular orientation. The model FS controller is cULus listed.