Mine-duty belt rip detector designed to save downtime
Mike EdwardsProducts belt rip detector cable pull Conveyor Components Corporation model DB
The model DB belt rip detector, manufactured by Conveyor Components Company, is a mine-duty and quarry-duty belt rip detector, which operates on a simple cable pull concept.
When a belt flap or tear, or a foreign obstruction such as a wrench or screwdriver or piece of rebar has pierced a conveyor belt, the cable releases the activation ball from its protective socket and trips the device.
The outputs of the model DB belt rip detector can control up to four separate circuits, depending on the model chosen, as either SP/DT or DP/DT microswitches are available.
The alarms can include one for machinery shutdown, which minimizes further conveyor belt damage, and one for alarm.
Housing construction is cast aluminum, with an optional polyester or black epoxy powder coating.
The protective rubber boot on the cable assembly keeps the activation mechanism clean and functional, the company says, and is easily replaced if damaged.
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