Get an extra measure of protection for valuable conveyor belts with these new Damage Belt Detectors. Economical and easy to install, they warn supervisory personnel of impending belt failures due to rips, punctures, splice failures, or sharp objects protruding through the belt fabric.
Damaged Belt Detectors mount in pairs positioned on either side of the belt. The units are connected by two spans of vinyl coated aircraft cable. One end of the cable mounts permanently to a support bracket and the other connects to a spring-loaded ball located in the unit. The cables loop underneath the belt from each side crossing in the mid-point. A belt problem is detected when an object or a piece of damaged belt hangs below the belts surface and sweeps away one or both cables. As the cable is detached, it pulls a spring-loaded ball out of a socket, causing two micro switches to sound an alarm or shut down the conveyor. One end of each cable is permanently affixed to the bracket preventing the loss of the cable.
It's simple, effective and it gives that extra warning of possible belt failure. But, even though the idea is simple, these detectors are not lightweights. They're rugged, heavy duty units that are designed to work in any industrial environment including hazardous locations.