Monitor’s line of BINATROL diaphragm bin monitors consists of economical, reliable, and durable point level controls for point level detection of dry bulk materials. The units can be used to eliminate bin overflow, maintain a predetermined material level, indicate plugging of chutes or conveyors or provide any of a number of level control functions. The flush mount, non-intrusive BINATROL units are ideally used when vessel size or internal clearance is limited, or where protrusion into a vessel is not acceptable. All installation and servicing, including diaphragm replacement and sensitivity adjustment, can be done from outside the vessel.
A diaphragm bin monitor provides level indication by detecting pressure applied by the bulk material to the sensing diaphragm. The unit is installed to a vessel wall so that the diaphragm is exposed to the material to be sensed. As material contacts the diaphragm, a force is exerted through the diaphragm to a pressure plate within the bin monitor. Physical deflection of the pressure plate activates an internal switch which is user accessible for signaling alarms, lights or PLC inputs. When material recedes from the diaphragm, a light duty spring returns the pressure plate and internal switch back to their original positions.
- Economical Point Level Detection in Bins and Hoppers
- Ultra-Sensitive Switch for Lightweight Materials
- Unique External Installation and Maintenance
- Multiple Diaphragm Materials
- HYCAR Protective Cover for More Abrasive Materials (Optional)
The BINATROL diaphragm pressure switches / bin monitors can be used to detect high, low and intermediate product levels on dry material storage bins. The BINATROL can be used on either flat or curved surfaces. For bins with a diameter greater than 12' (3.6m), extra gaskets are not required. For certain applications, the BINATROL can also be used to detect plugged or backed-up conveyor chutes. Depending on the selected options and accessories, these units can be used with light powders, granules, materials with varying particle sizes, pellets, and abrasive and corrosive materials. These products are not normally used with materials which are very light, sticky or of large particle size.
Typical Applications include, but are not limited to: