Magnetically coupled motion speed control device increases conveyor safety
Mike EdwardsProducts conveyor belt Conveyor Components Corporation Mag-Neat-O motion control pulley shaft rotating equipment
Conveyor Components Company has announced the Mag-Neat-O, a self-contained motion control device that magnetically couples to the end shaft of the tail pulley and indicates when a conveyor belt has slowed or quit moving altogether.
The pulse output of the product can be wired into a PLC or DCS, which can easily determine under speed, overspeed or zero speed of the conveyor, the company says.
The motion control device can shut down rotating equipment before severe damage is encountered as it provides protection for interlocked conveyor belts, especially if one of the belts fails due to overloading or quits due to conveyor belt tearing/separation.
The standard construction is a chemical and impact resistant polymer material, with stainless steel internal parts. The main advantage of the device is that no drilling or tapping of the tail pulley shaft is required, as the unit is held in place with a strong magnetic connector on any non-driven pulley shaft.
The compact design is said to fit in most places on a conveyer system.
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