Chain Conveyor Monitoring

4B has a wide range of sensors for monitoring the various parts of your drag chain conveyor. The most common areas for monitoring include: bearing temperature, speed / motion, level / plug indication and slack/broken chain detection.

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

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Chain Conveyor Monitoring

WDA Motion Alignment Sensor

4B WDA motion alignment sensor
WDA Motion Alignment Sensor

Non-contacting extended range magnetic proximity sensor, not affected by dust or material build up, used to detect moving ferrous material up to 100mm away from the sensor. The WDA sensor can be used on bucket elevators to measure speed and alignment by sensing either the metal elevator buckets, or the ferrous bolts attached to plastic buckets. A more specialized use for the WDA switch is as a broken/slack chain detector on drag chain conveyors, or as a non-contact speed switch for screw conveyors. The sensor is used in conjunction with a PLC or with 4B's Watchdog™ Elite or A400 Elite control units. Two output signals are provided: one signal is a pulse output, representing each bucket detected: the second signal is a continuous output when moving buckets are detected.

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M1003 Stopswitch

M100 Stopswitch
M1003 Stopswitch

The M1003 Stopswitch is a simple inductive shaft speed monitoring device. The self-contained unit, which signals when the shaft has stopped rotating. It can be used for process control, motion detection and stopped shaft indication. An inductive sensing device located in the nose of the M100 enclosure will detect a metal target. This target can be an existing bolt head or device attached to a shaft. The M1003 Stopswitch requires no calibration and provides an output when the shaft has stopped rotating.

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M800 Speed Switch

M800 sensor inductivo de velocidad
M800 Speed Switch

The M800 Elite Speed Switch is designed to detect belt slip, belt underspeed, stop motion, low speed or zero speed on bucket elevators, conveyors, airlocks, mixers, fans, grinders and many other rotating machines. Totally sealed and simple to calibrate, the M800 Elite works in the harshest of conditions.

An inductive sensing device located in the nose of the M800 Elite enclosure will detect a metal target. This target can be an existing bolt head or device attached to a shaft. During installation the M800 Elite is set to the normal machine shaft RPM by calibrating with the magnet provided. The internal microprocessor sets the alarm and shutdown relays.

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Whirligig®

4B Whirligig shaft sensor mount
Whirligig®

The Whirligig® is a fully guarded target for easy mounting of motion sensors. It is a universal shaft sensor mount suitable for all industry standard cylindrical or DIN style inductive sensors including 4B's M100, M300, and M800 speed switch sensors.

The sensor bolts to the Whirligig base plate and the complete assembly either bolts to the machines shaft through a M12 tapped hole, or is connected magnetically using 4B’s patented Mag-Con™ adaptor. Shaft or machine vibration does not affect the performance of the sensor, as the whole assembly moves with the shaft. With the Whirligig, installation of speed sensors is now simple, safe and reliable.

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4B bearing temperature sensors

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.

View our full Electronics Catalogue here.

Bearing Temperature Sensors
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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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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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HazardMon.com®

Hazardmon cloud-basiertes Überwachungssystem
HazardMon.com®

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.
Hazardmon.com works in conjunction with 4B's Watchdog Super Elite™ and T500 Elite Hotbus™ control systems for bucket elevators and conveyors. Both multi-function systems are specially designed to monitor equipment for belt misalignment, belt speed, continuous bearing temperature, pulley alignment, level and plug conditions. 

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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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