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Fail-Safe Rotary Level Indicator: Maxima+

The most sophisticated rotary level indicator from BinMaster incorporates a complete fail-safe system that provides alerts in case of motor failure, electronics failure, or power loss – enabling it to be used for process control. The MAXIMA+ is suitable for a broad range of bulk solids including pellets, powders, or granular materials, and alerts users to bin status through light wired to the unit or an audible horn.

It provides a notification when the paddle stops rotating and is in a covered condition; it gives an alert again when the paddle starts rotating as the bin is cleared and the paddle is uncovered.

The MAXIMA+ can be attached either to the side of the bin or at the top of a bin with the help of a shaft extension. In order to extend the life of the motor and to optimize energy costs, the motor of the MAXIMA+ will “de-energize” after the shaft stops rotating when the material makes contact with the paddle. BinMaster provides a range of polyethylene and stainless steel paddles in single and three-vane designs to house an extensive variety of industries and applications.

Applications

  • Offers reliable point level detection for bulk solids such as pellets, powders, and granular materials
  • Used in silos, bins, conveyors, and chutes
  • Material density from 2 lb/cu. ft. to more than 100 lb/cu. ft.
  • Can be used with seed, feed, food, grain, gravel, sand, aggregates, concrete, plastics, coal, chemicals, and several other materials

Features

  • Visual LED shows the status of sensor such as covered, uncovered, and error conditions
  • Microprocessor-based fail-safe indicator prevents spills and process shortages from motor failures, gear failures, or power failures
  • Monitors normal and error conditions
  • Four-bearing drive shaft assembly decreases wear and improves reliability
  • De-energizing motor for prolonged operational life
  • Internal, bi-directional clutch
  • Triple thread screw-off cover
  • Interchangeable with other rotaries
  • Multiple voltages
  • Modifiable sensitivity
  • Powder-coated finish

Specifications

  • Approvals and certifications: CSA/US Class II, Groups E, F, and G
    Ex II 1/2D c Ex tb IIIC T138C Db (Ta = -20C to +85C)
  • Power requirements: 24/115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz; 12/24 VDC, 60/35 mA
  • Status indicator relay: SPDT 10 Amp, 250 VAC (solid state relays optional)
  • Output relay: DPDT 10 A, 250 VAC
  • Process temperature: Up to 400 °F (204 °C)
  • Ambient operating temperature: -40 °F to +185 °F (-40 °C to +85 °C)
  • Pressure: 1/2 µm, 30 PSI
  • Enclosure: Die cast aluminum, USDA approved powder coat finish
  • Enclosure type: NEMA 4X, 5, 9, and 12
  • Shaft and components: Stainless steel
  • Conduit connection: 3/4" NPT
  • Mounting: 1-1/4" NPT

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