Touchswitch™
Belt & Pulley Misalignment Sensor
TS2V34AI, TS2V3CAI, TS2V4CAI

The Touchswitch is an electro-mechanical limit switch with no moving parts, which detects tracking and misalignment problems on bucket elevators and conveyors. When a belt misaligns or a pulley moves over and contacts the sensor, the built in solid-state electronic circuitry detects the lateral force of the belt or pulley and activates a voltage free solid state relay output. This output signal is used to immediately alarm and ultimately shutdown the machine.

The face of the sensor is made from hardened and annealed stainless steel, not soft brass or aluminium, so wear life is longer when a belt contacts it. The sensor is not affected by dust or material build up and will still work when completely covered by material. An external test wheel allows for quick and simple sensor/system testing. The sensors are usually installed in pairs on opposite sides of the machine. The sensors can be connected directly to a PLC input, or for greater safety, to a central independent monitoring system, such as Watchdog Super Elite, IE-Node or the T500 Hotbus system.

4b Touchswitch sensor
Product Features
  • Force Activated Belt and Pulley Alignment Sensor
  • Instantaneous Misalignment Indication
  • Hardened Stainless Steel Contact Face
  • External Test Feature
  • Output LED Indication
  • Not a Rub Block
Electronics Application

Belt Conveyor

Belt Conveyor

Bucket Elevator

Bucket Elevator
Certification

ATEX

ATEX
Kuva

CE

CE
Kuva

CnEx

CnEx
Kuva

CSA

CSA
Kuva

GOST-R

GOST-R
Kuva

IECEx

IECEx
Kuva

InMetro

InMetro
Kuva
4B TS2 (Touchswitch) drawing
TS2V34AI TS2V3CAI TS2V4CAI
Supply Voltage 12-24Vdc 12Vdc 24Vdc
Supply Current 21mA 60mA 60mA
Type Conduit Entry Conduit Entry Conduit Entry
ATEX/IECEx Zone 20 Zone 21 Zone 21
CSA Not Approved Class II Div1 Class II Div1

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Solid state relay output (TS2V34AI)
  • Volt-free relay output: 250VAC, 5A non-inductive (TS2V4CAI and TS2V3CAI)
  • Sensor state indication via LED
  • 2m long cable, 6 cores
  • Dimensions: 89mm dia x 45mm high
  • Weight: 0.77kg

Touchswitch™ Belt Alignment Sensor Hole Saw

Touchswitch hole-saw
Touchswitch™ Belt Alignment Sensor Hole Saw

Recommended Tool for Touchswitch™ Sensor Installation    

  •     2-1/4” Carbide Teeth for Optimum Performance and Durability
  •     Cobalt Steel Pilot Drill with Split Point Tip Prevents Walking
  •     Built in Flange Stop Prevents Over Drilling
  •     Ejector Spring Makes Removal of Slug Easier
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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 Hotbus™ elevator & conveyor monitoring system
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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B400 Elite Beltswitch

B400 精英型皮带跑偏控制器
B400 Elite Beltswitch

The B400 Elite Beltswitch belt misalignment monitor uses 4B Touchswitch sensors to monitor belt alignment in bucket elevators and conveyors. Each control unit incorporates two independent monitoring circuits for early detection of belt misalignment on one or two bucket elevators / conveyors. The 4B Touchswitch is an electro-mechanical limit switch with no moving parts. When a belt misaligns or a pulley moves over and contacts the sensor, the built in solid-state electronic circuitry detects the lateral force of the belt or pulley and activates a voltage free relay contact. Status LEDs on the control unit indicate the alignment condition of the belt, while internal relay contacts provide alarm and automatic shutdown of the elevator when hazardous misalignment conditions are detected.

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X400 Elite Alarmswitch

X400 Elite
X400 Elite Alarmswitch

The X400 Elite is a microprocessor controlled low cost alarm indicator panel for use with level indicators, hazard controls and limit switch sensors. The X400 accepts signals from different sources in up to 8 zones, and is able to cause alarm and shutdown of the machine when an alarm condition has been detected. Alarm and status LEDs on the lid of the X400 provide quick location of alarm conditions. Alarm muting can be performed at the panel or by an optional remote push button to silence external alarms. If the system is muted, it will automatically reactivate when a new alarm is triggered. Testing can also be activated at the panel, providing full system verification.

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Is the Touchswitch™ a rub block?

No, the Touchswitch is a pressure sensitive contact switch.  When the belt misaligns and contacts (touches) the sensor with enough force, an alarm is triggered.

Rub blocks are designed to detect the heat generated by friction when the belt rubs against the brass block. In dust hazardous environments, heat is what you are trying to avoid. Also, belts can misalign and rub against the brass for a short period of time, but not long enough for the sensor to detect any heat build-up. In either scenario, rub blocks can be dangerous and ineffective in detecting belt misalignments.

Hazard Monitoring Design Service

Hazard Monitoring Design Service

Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtimes. When it comes 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 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.

To get a recommendation from our engineers, please fill in the electronics questionnaire below. Please fill this form in as accurately as possible to allow us to deal with your enquiry more effectively.

Preventative maintenance can help reduce the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtimes. When it comes 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 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.

To get a recommendation from our engineers, please fill in the electronics questionnaire below. Please fill this form in as accurately as possible to allow us to deal with your enquiry more effectively.

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