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Conveyor Belt Alignment Switches for Explosive Environments (Stainless Steel)

In electrical and safety engineering, hazardous locations are places where fire or explosion hazards may exist. Sources of such hazards include gases, vapours, dust and fibres which are combustible or flammable.

IDEM’s range of conveyor belt alignment switches have been developed to operate in explosive environments. The internal contact block has been third party approved by IECEx to the latest ATEX standards.

Conveyor Belt Alignment switches are mounted on sections of plant conveyors to protect against excessive belt drift due to an unintentional movement. They can be fitted at appropriate points along the conveyor length to ensure that should the belt position drift, the roller arm of the switch will move to a pre-determined position and cause activation of a control circuit.

Each standard sized belt alignment switch contains two sets of contacts, one which indicates a warning signal (for maintenance purposes) and the other a stop signal, disconnecting the outputs and stopping the belt.

All switches conform to European Standard IEC 60947-5-1 and provide positively operated contacts at the point of tripping. They can be used to satisfy the requirements of EN 620 with regard to conveyor control hazards caused by shifting of the belt position during running.

The rollers are also manufactured from stainless steel and are designed for use in heavy duty areas to maintain conveyor belt alignment and prevent belts running out of alignment and causing damage to both the line and products.

  • Material: 316 Stainless Steel
  • Ingress Protection: IP67 and IP69K
  • Operating Torque: 3.0 – 5.0Nm
  • Warning Signal: 10 – 18 degrees
  • Stop Initiated: 15-35 degrees