ASI Instruments, represented in Australia by Micromax Pty Ltd , has launched the RotaryPoint, a new low-cost rotary paddle bin level indicator. This is a rugged, small footprint device with heavy-duty motor gearing providing up to twice the life expectancy of other paddle indicators.
Designed for measuring the level of dry bulk solids in hoppers, silos, bins, and tanks, the system handles materials with densities of 10lbs/ft3 or more, including grains, plastic pellets, even high density aggregates like limestone and rocks.
There are no more screws or fasteners to hinder access with the RotaryPoint. The unit features a twist-on cover for quick access to wiring.
The indicator can be mounted on the top of bins or on the side to indicate high, intermediate, or low levels.
Two 20A single pole-double throw (SPDT) reed switches allow activation of alarms and controls, including visual indicators or conveyor belts.
Stainless steel mounting plates are standard, allowing the device to be a drop-in replacement for virtually any other paddle switch.
Flexible shaft couplings, extended shafts and shaft guards are available for protected operation of the rotating paddle in almost any position and orientation.
For hazardous applications, RotaryPoint provides FM Approved and CSA Certified housing options.
"The RotaryPoint indicator's small footprint makes the unit incredibly versatile, compatible with a wide range of applications and a drop-in replacement for existing paddle switches," said Marketing Manager for ASI Instruments, Kevin Hambrice. "Whether preventing overflows, clogged hoppers, or empty tanks, RotaryPoint has the right paddle for virtually any bulk solids application, and at the lowest price in the industry."
The RotaryPoint rotating paddle bin level indicator is available for immediate shipment. Delivery is one week from receipt of order.