4B Components releases new conveyor monitoring unit
October 19, 2016
By 4B Components
Oct. 19, 2016 - 4B Components Ltd. has released the all new fourth generation Watchdog control unit for preventive maintenance monitoring of bucket elevators and conveyors.
The Watchdog Super Elite (WDC4) is easy to install and simple to set-up. The system processes signals from up to 27 sensors for belt slip, belt misalignment, bearing temperature, pulley misalignment and plug conditions on bucket elevators and conveyors. When an alarm condition is detected the system will log the details, sound an alarm and provide shutdown control of the elevator/conveyor and feeding system.
A new 3.5” color graphic LCD screen displays the entire system status at a glance. The WDC4 model now supports belt speed monitoring for variable frequency drives (VFD’s), and belt misalignment inputs for contact, pulse and temperature (brass rub block) sensors. The WDC4 also has jog and acceleration monitoring for detecting any equipment issues during the start-up sequence.
The controller settings are password protected, and can be set up either directly on the LCD screen, or by a free PC software application and transferred to the WDC4 via an SD card. The Watchdog Super Elite can be connected directly to a PLC using Modbus TCP/IP (standard) or Ethernet/IP protocols. It can also be integrated into HazardMon.com, a secure cloud based solution that provides live system status, graphs and historical data that is viewable on any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, desktop PC).
The Watchdog System is Class II dust hazard area approved by CSA/NRTL for use in Canada and the USA.
Webpage – www.go4b.com/watchdog
Founded in 1971 as a subsidiary of The Braime Group, 4B has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural and industrial sectors. 4B’s product line ranges from elevator buckets, elevator bolts and drop forged conveyor chain to level monitors, speed switches and hazard monitoring systems. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia along with a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide practical solutions for applications in any location.
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