Bucket Elevator Monitoring

4B has a wide range of sensors for monitoring the various parts of your bucket elevator. The most common areas for monitoring include: bearing temperature, speed / motion, belt alignment and level / plug indication.

All of 4B's sensors can be connected to our hazard monitoring systems.

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Bucket Elevator Monitoring

Overheated bearings are one of the main risk factors for dust explosions in bucket elevators and need to be closely monitored.
4B offers a range of Atex, CSA and IECEx certified bearing temperature sensors and compatible monitoring systems.

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Bearing Temperature Sensors
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4B's line of speed switches includes: proximity, inductive, zero speed, stop motion and rotech encoders to monitor dangerous belt slip, underspeed or stop conditions on conveyors, bucket elevators and any other shaft driven machinery. Our non-contacting sensors can be used to detect screw conveyor flights, elevator bucket bolts and other moving ferrous targets. Speed switches can be connected to a PLC or to one of 4B’s hazard monitoring systems to provide alarm and/or shutdown of your machinery when dangerous conditions are detected.

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4B's line of sensors and switches are designed to detect (mis)alignment and motion on bucket elevators & belt conveyors.

4B's WDA sensor can also be used as a slack chain detector on drag chain conveyors.

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Watchdog™ Super Elite (WDC4)

Watchdog Super Elite hazard monitor (WDC4)
Watchdog™ Super Elite (WDC4)

The Watchdog Super Elite (WDC4) is easy to install and simple to set-up. The system processes signals from sensors for belt misalignment, belt speed & slip, continuous bearing temperature, pulley misalignment and plug conditions for bucket elevators or belt conveyors.  When an alarm is detected it will sound an alarm and provide shutdown control of the elevator/conveyor and feeding system.
 
A 3.5” LCD screen displays the entire system status at a glance.  Password protected controller settings can be set up either directly on the LCD screen, or by a PC application and transferred to the WDC4 via an SD card.
The Watchdog Super Elite can be connected directly to a PLC using the Modbus TCP/IP protocol, or integrated into HazardMon.com®.  This secure cloud based solution provides live system status, graphs and historical data that is viewable on any web-enabled device (smart phone, tablet, desktop PC).

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IE-Node

IE Node
IE-Node

The Industrial Ethernet Node (IE-NODE) is a remote monitoring interface designed to provide sensor data to PLC’s or other automation and control systems.

Both units can be expanded to 16 sensor inputs with the installation of optional expansion boards.

The IE-NODE operates by reading its sensor inputs and sending processed data when requested by another system (e.g. PLC). The units are equipped with an RJ45 Ethernet socket and supports PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP protocols for easy integration with Siemens, Allen-Bradley Rockwell, Modicon and other PLC’s or automation devices.

The IE-NODE’s network configurator software provides a visual view of all devices on the network. It allows for easy identification of each unit on the network and allows for network settings to be changed as needed.

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T500 Elite Hotbus™

T500 Elite système de surveillance pour élévateurs à godets et convoyeurs
T500 Elite Hotbus™

The T500 Elite Hotbus™ is a serial communications system designed to monitor up to 256 sensors for combined belt alignment, belt speed, continuous bearing temperature, pulley alignment, level indication (bin / silo) and plug conditions on bucket elevators and conveyors. With automatic machine shutdown capability and PLC / PC compatibility, this advanced microprocessor based system offers low cost installation, versatility and easy system expansion. Logging and trending software is also available for historic data analysis and preventative or predictive machine maintenance.

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.

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A400 Elite Trackswitch

A400 精英型跑偏专用控制器
A400 Elite Trackswitch

The A400 Elite Trackswitch belt misalignment monitor uses 4B WDA or BAP magnetic proximity sensors to monitor the alignment of the belt in bucket elevators. Each control unit incorporates two independent monitoring circuits for early detection of belt misalignment on one or two bucket elevators. The 4B magnetic reluctance sensors operate in pairs to detect the position of steel bolt heads or steel buckets as they pass through the sensor's adjustable magnetic field. Nuisance / false alarms are tuned out by setting a tolerance window on each sensor which allows for normal belt travel. Status LEDs on the control unit indicate the alignment condition of the belts on the elevators, while internal relay contacts provide alarm and automatic shutdown of the elevator when hazardous misalignment conditions are detected.

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T400N Elite

T400N Unité de surveillance de la température des paliers
T400N Elite

Unique low cost alarm/indicator panel for use with any 4B NTC-type temperature sensors. ADB810, WDB70, and WDB810 series sensors are recommended.

The T400N ELITE is able to accept signals from up to 8 NTC sensors (zones), which are separated into two groups of 4 zones. Each group of sensors is able to cause alarm and shutdown of individual machine when hazardous conditions are detected. There is a total of 2 Alarm and 2 Stop relays. The control unit is housed in a self contained wall mounting enclosure. A test push button on the lid of the control unit provides for full system verification. Alarm and status LEDs provide means of quick location of the alarm condition, and voltage free relay contacts provide separate alarm and shutdown control. An alarm mute push button is provided on the lid of the control unit and additional connections are provided for an external alarm mute functionality. A rotary switch is used to select the temperature alarm value.

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