Paddle Indicator

Bin Level Controls » Paddle Indicator

The Paddle Indicator is rugged and sensitive in operation, and can be mounted sideways on a hopper or silo for low and high level indication.  The paddle is stopped when material level reaches it.  When the paddle is stalled the motor continues to rotate until a micro-switch is actuated.  The micro-switch can be used to control numerous functions such as lights, alarms and stopping or starting conveyors or other feeding systems.  On material dropping away from the paddle the micro-switch is released by a spring and the paddle starts to turn again.  A flexible section of shaft isolates the paddle against shock loading.   The shaft seal is designed to eliminate the entry of moisture and dust from the hopper.

Specification:
The body and cover of the Paddle Indicator are corrosion resistant aluminium alloy castings.  Stainless steel shaft and Nylon paddles.  Mounting by welding ½ of a standard 1¼” BSP Coupling to hopper.  Screwed flanges are available for fitting to hopper.  Drive motor is a 3 Watt unit 230 VAC designed to run indefinitely in a stalled condition.  Weight:  2.5 Kg

Micro-Switch:
Double Pole – Double Throw
10A 125 or 250 VAC
0.3A 125 VDC
0.15A 250 VDC