“Flexible” High Level Detection in Finished Feed Silos
at Hubbard Feeds in Mankato, MN
I am tired of replacing motors in my bin level indicators.
I need a very long top mounted extension and the side loads on the
rigid shaft extensions seem to decrease the life of my bin indicator
The side load on rigid extensions from
shifting materials in bins can present a challenge, especially
when the extension needs
to be several feet in length. Side mounting the rotary paddle bin
level indicator can eliminate the need for extensions, but some
feed applications can actually be very corrosive and can eat away
over a period of time. Therefore, top mounted units are necessary
to keep the housing of the bin level indicator from coming into
frequent contact with the material. However, when the high-level
point is 12 feet from the mounting point on top of the silo, side
loads from shifting material must be considered. Dan Geiseke, Maintenance
Supervisor at Hubbard Feeds in Mankato, MN wanted to eliminate
The Monitor Technologies Model KA/KAX with
a “flexible” extension
was required to solve this problem. This would allow the Model
KA/KAX rotary bin level indicator to be mounted on top of the 100
silo at Hubbard Feeds and not subject the rugged rotary unit to
unnecessary side loads and reduce life. Hubbard came to Monitor
and a solution was developed. Monitor supplied its flexible cable
extension in a 12-foot version and this has been working successfully
for over a year.
Hubbard also prefers the Monitor unit over other
brands because of the screw-on/off cover which eliminates the bolts
brands and they like Monitor’s motor shut-off feature. They
are getting a best-in-class solution to their problem.
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