line of tilt bin level switches are economical, trouble-free
point level controls available for detection of dry bulk materials.
The units can be used as high level indicators to eliminate
bin overflow or to control levels in open piles. In addition,
the tilt switches are useful in determining over or under-load
on conveyor belts. The simple yet efficient internal construction
(one moving part) provides indication when unit is tilted
at a 17° angle throughout the complete 360° of axial
arc. Each tilt switch includes a threaded bore for attaching
extension actuators which can increase sensing repeatability
and protect the tilt switch from direct contact with coarse
material. Monitor offers two different models of tilt switches,
each suited to satisfy different application requirements.
switch provides indication by detecting the angular position
of the tilt switch enclosure. Typically the unit is suspended
above the material to be sensed. Internally, a steel ball
centers itself over a switch resulting in switch actuation.
As rising material contacts the tilt switch (or the extension
actuator) the enclosure begins to tilt. When the enclosure
body is tilted at 17°, the steel ball rolls off center,
deactivating the switch. As material falls away from the
switch enclosure body (or the extension actuator) and the
unit becomes upright, the ball returns to its original centered
position, once again causing switch actuation. The change
in the internal switch status is user accessible for signaling
alarms, lights, or interfacing with a PLC.
tilt switches can be used in a variety of applications and
with many different types of materials. The TC-3 can be
used with materials 15-60 lb/ft³ (240-960 kg/m³ ), while
the TC-1 can be used with materials >45 lb/ft³ (>720
Typical Applications include, but
are not limited to:
switch for activating loads up to 250 VAC
iron or cast aluminum construction
and paddle-type actuators available
TC-3 - Monitor’s model TC-3 is a light-duty tilt switch
constructed from cast aluminum. It is ideally suited
for applications where relatively light weight, moderately
sized materials are handled (i.e. 15-60lb/ft³ ; 240-960kg/m³
or particle sizes less than 2in; 50mm). Typical application
materials include feed, plastic pellets and pet food.
TC-1 - Monitor’s model TC-1 is a heavy-duty, weather-proof
tilt switch constructed from cast iron. It is ideally
suited for applications where heavy coarse materials
are handled (i.e. >45lb/ft³ ; >720kg/m³ or
particle sizes exceeding 2in; 50mm). Typical application
materials include coal, ore, rock, aggregate, and sand.
10A @ 250 VAC max
3/4" (19mm) I.D.
cord connector, cord diameter 0.25 to 0.38in
(6.4 to 9.6mm)
175°F (-40° to 79° C)
lbs. (1.35 kg)
CE marking (Ordinary
SPDT, 15A @ 250 VAC max
17° from vertical axis
cast iron, painted beige
NEMA 4, IP56
Eyebolt, 1-3/32" (27.7mm) I.D.
1/2" NPT cord connector, cord diameter
0.25 to 0.38in (6.4 to 9.6mm)
-40° to 250°F (-40° to 121° C)
24 lbs. (11.25 kg)
Technologies warrants each tilt switch it manufactures to
be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal
use and service within two (2) years from the date of purchase.
The purchaser must give notify Monitor of any defects within
the warranty period, return the product intact, and prepay
transportation charges. The obligation of Monitor Technologies
LLC under this warranty is limited to repair or replacement
at its factory. This warranty does not apply to any product
which is repaired or altered outside of Monitor Technologies'
factory, or which has been subject to misuse, negligence,
accident, incorrect wiring by others, or improper installation.
The TrueCap® Model MK-2 RF Capacitance
point level probe is designed to provide a superior and stable sensitivity
threshold making it suitable for a variety of powder / bulk solids
and some liquid or slurry applications.
Advanced features of the
Model MK-2 include: > Automatic immunity to material build-up on the
probe by its driven shield design > Push-button calibration > Enhanced temperature
Maximized reliability via smart sensing algorithms like “self-validating” fail-safe
protection > Visible status LED on ordinary location
units > Versatility through a variety of configuration
options including: hazardous location version, split architecture
design, quick-connect process connection, stub probe, cable extensions,
solid extensions, Nylon® probes, Ryton® - equiv. probes,
A practical application for the TrueCap would be to use this level sensor where
a residual material build-up on a different sensor would cause a false
material level indication.
Principle of Operation for the TrueCap RF Capacitance Level Probe:
wall and the active probe element establish an impedance reference between each
other when exposed to air which has a dielectric constant of 1. When materials
with a dielectric constant greater than 1 are in close proximity to the probe,
the impedance of the sensing field between the sensor and the vessel
wall will change. Once the amount of change exceeds a threshold that
was electronically determined during the calibration process, an
output relay will either be energized or de-energized depending upon
the position of the fail-safe selector on the probe’s electronic
circuit board. A change of as little as .5 pico-farad is all that
is necessary for the probe to sense the presence of material.