HORSHAM, PA – AMETEK Drexelbrook has brought the reliability and accuracy of its point-level sensors to materials-handling applications such as empty-conveyor detection. By adapting its RF admittance technology, the flexible sensor provides reliable indication of an absence of material on the conveyor belt. A lack of material would typically be caused by a blockage or plugging in the upstream process that needs correction.
The sensors are mounted above the conveyor, with the flexible tip riding on the material on the conveyor. As long as the sensor encounters the target material, the output remains unchanged. If the sensor does not detect the target material, it changes output condition. The change in output state can be used to trigger an annunciator, shut down the conveyor, or to initiate any other control system function.
Drexelbrook’s Empty Belt Sensors, such as the Intellipoint RF™ and ThePoint™, are ruggedly designed to meet the extreme environments found in power plants and coal yards and can be used for conveyors carrying materials ranging from coal to fine powders.
AMETEK Drexelbrook is an acknowledged leader in level measurement and a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annual sales exceeding $1.6 billion.
For more information on the Empty Belt Detectors, contact AMETEK Drexelbrook, 205 Keith Valley Road, Horsham, PA 190444. Telephone: 215-674-1234 or Fax: 215-674-2731. Website: www.drexelbrook.com
Contact: Bill Sholette (215) 674-1234
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