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Eliminating Premature Rotary Paddle Bin Level Indicator Motor Failures at Strong Company, Inc.

PROBLEM:
“I am tired of frequent replacement of bin indicator motors. I need a long-lasting level control that is reliable”

EXPLANATION:
Strong Company in Pine Bluff, AR manufactures lightweight cementitious products for commercial and residential use. They heat treat the minerals Vermiculite and Perlite and then blend them with binders like cement and gypsum. They have about 50 bin level indicators in their plant and were using "B" rotary paddle bin level indicators. However, Strong wasn’t happy with the cost of frequent motor failures and needed a cost-effective solution.

SOLUTION:
The Monitor Technologies Model KA provided the answer to Strong’s problems. The KA rotary paddle bin level indicator uses a heavy-duty electric motor and a unique motor shut-off mechanism with external clutch and adjustable sensitivity. Rather than “stalling” the motor and allowing it to continue to over-torque and turn against the buried paddle, the Monitor Model KA shuts the motor off and extends overall life and ensures long-term reliability. Monitor’s Model KA is used as low and high level alarms on silos, bins and containers throughout Strong Company’s production operation.

Strong Company prefers the Monitor unit to other brands and also likes the new screw-on/off cover that Monitor introduced in 2003. This eliminates the bolts common on other brands

Give Monitor Technologies a call and let us put our creative solutions to work for you!

 

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Spotlight: RF Capacitance Level Sensor
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TrueCap® MK-2
Advanced RF Capacitance Level Probe

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 compensation
> 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, etc.

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:
The vessel 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.

Click here for more information on the TrueCap MK-2 Level Sensor or contact Monitor Technologies LLC at
Tel.: 800-766-6486 in the USA and
Tel.: 630-365-9403 worldwide.

 

>>Download TrueCap Product Bulletin #413

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