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Rotary paddle switch for bulk materials

Don Horne   

The Mucon ROTALOG Rotary Paddle Switch from Kemutec is designed to signal the presence or absence of bulk materials in silos and hoppers as well as for blockage detection in conveyor chutes. Ideal for dry bulk solids, including powders, chips and granules, it detects the product when the rotation of the paddles inside the container is impeded. A control signal is detected and after approximately half a second the motor circuit switches off. All active parts become stationary resulting in long motor life and no paddle wear. It’s available in either side or top mounted models.


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