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HazardMon.com® is a secure cloud based hazard monitoring solution providing status notifications and data logging for bucket elevators and conveyors. Live system status, graphs and historical data can be viewed on any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet PC, desktop or laptop computer). Emails can be sent to notify users whenever a change in the system's health is detected. An automated maintenance feature allows site operators to verify that all sensors on the system are operational and working correctly.
The F500 is a communications gateway that allows for single point access to a maximum of four T500 Elite Hotbus™ systems via a Fieldbus protocol. Fieldbus communication protocols supported include: Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, DeviceNet, Profibus and others.
The R500 is a microprocessor-controlled unit, which accepts signals from the T500 Elite Hotbus™ monitor, and is able to cause alarm or shutdown of equipment when a sensor exceeds its programmed alarm tolerance.
The TN4 is a four input sensor node, powered by 24 VDC. Each input can be an NTC thermistor, PTC thermistor or Volt-Free Contact input; the types may be interchanged on a single node. The Node has a unique 4 digit address which is used to communicate to the T500 via a two wire serial RS485 connection. The TN4 Node processes information from electrical inputs into network data inputs for WDB, Binswitch or Touchswitch.
The SN2 is a two input speed node, powered by 24 VDC. The node is able to monitor two independent pulse (speed) sources for dangerous under speed conditions. The SN2 will support pulses which are PNP or sourced. The Node has a unique 4 digit address which is used to communicate to the T500 via a two wire RS485 connection. The SN2 processes information from electrical inputs into network data.
The Hotbus Node Tester is a portable testing unit that can be used in the field to determine the operational status of any Hotbus communications node and network to quickly identify wiring or node issues.
Simply plug the network connection cable directly to the node. A digital display on the tester will show the status of the node which can determine if the node is operating correctly. The unit can also be connected to a PC for more detailed diagnostics data.
The ADB series have been designed to allow the depth of the sensor to be adjustable depending on your application. A number of versions are available with probe lengths of 50, 100, 200 and 300 mm. The sensors screw directly into a bearing housing through a 1/4” BSPT threaded grease zerk. Each sensor is fitted with a grease zerk to allow lubrication of the bearing without the need for removal of the sensor. The ADB series have NTC or PT100 type thermistors which allow for continuous temperature monitoring.
The WDB series bearing sensors are designed to screw directly into a bearing housing. Each sensor is fitted with a grease zerk to allow lubrication of the bearing without the need for removal of the sensor.
The WDB8 series have a 1/4” BSPT thread. The WDB2 series have a 1/8” NPT thread. Three versions are available; an NTC thermistor or Pt100 RTD type for continuous temperature monitoring, and a PTC thermistor model with the following trip points (specify when ordering): 50°C, 60°C, 70°C, 80°C, 90°C for step (Cold/Hot) temperature monitoring.
The WDB7 series is a lug style NTC thermistor or platinum RTD (PT100) type for continuous temperature monitoring. It is designed to bolt directly onto a bearing housing, motor, gearbox, or machine casing. The mounting hole is M8 which can be drilled out up to M10 diameter. The sensor can be connected to a PLC or to a hazard monitoring system, such as 4B’s T500 Hotbus Elite, Watchdog Elite, or T400 Elite. The connections are not polarity sensitive therefore special connections requirements are eliminated.
The MDB series is a range of bearing sensors manufactured to screw directly into a bearing housing through the existing 1/4” BSPT threaded grease zerk (can be installed in 1/8” NPT grease zerk fitting with an adapter). Each sensor is fitted with a grease zerk to allow lubrication of the bearing without the need for removal of the sensor.
The M300 Slipswitch is a simple inductive shaft speed monitoring device. The self-contained unit has a single set point, which signals when the shaft speed has dropped by 20% of normal running speed. It is used for detecting dangerous slow downs and underspeed on conveyors, bucket elevators, airlocks, mixers, fans, grinders and many other machines. An inductive sensing device located in the nose of the M300 enclosure will detect a metal target. This target can be an existing bolt head or device attached to a shaft.
The Auto-Set flush probe is a low profile RF capacitance plug switch level monitor designed for tight fitting applications to detect levels of liquids, powders and free flowing granular solids in conveyors, bucket elevators and surge hoppers.
The Auto-Set remote series RF capacitance point level monitors are designed for high temperature (482°F / 250°C) or vibration applications to detect high, intermediate, or low levels of liquids, powders and free flowing granular solids stored in tanks, bins, silos or other containers.
The RLI “SHAKER” rotary paddle switch is used to detect high and low levels of bulk granular solids in bins, tanks and silos. It can also be used to detect plug conditions in spouts, where long life and fail-safe detection is required.
The RLI rotary paddle switch is designed to detect high and low levels of bulk granular solids in bins, tanks, silos, and as blockage detectors in spouts. The detection of material is achieved by a rotating paddle. If material impedes the rotation of the paddle, the motor topples of its axis and triggers a contact. The power supply to the motor is cut and the contact signals that a critical level has been reached, which will cause the motor for any inlet or outlet to close down or start up.
Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtimes. When itcomes to monitoring your bucket elevators and belt conveyors, 4B can recommend you the ideal combination of sensors and monitoring systems to suit your requirements and budget.
4B provides an extensive range of their own ATEX / IECEx / CSA /GOST- R approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches and bearing temperature monitors and level controls. We can offer you anything from a replacement sensor to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system which can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to your PLC.
And if you do not want to install hazard monitoring sensors on every piece of equipment in your plant straightaway, we can offer you a scalable solution starting with carefully chosen equipment and systems that can be expanded at a later date to encompass other machines in the plant.
We can also offer you an installation service, and we do provide a competent after-sales technical service to help you overcome any technical problems with your monitoring equipment.
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