ATO rotary paddle level switch is used for point-level detection of bulk solids and powders in bins, silos, and hoppers. It consists of a rotating paddle that extends into the material. It offers reliability, simplicity, and versatility in a wide range of applications, contributing to efficient and safe bulk material handling processes.
Tips: How does a rotary paddle level switch work?
A rotary paddle level switch operates based on the principle of mechanical obstruction. The device consists of a rotating paddle typically housed inside a bin or storage vessel at a predetermined level. The paddle is connected to a motor or drive mechanism outside the vessel. When the material in the vessel is below the set level, the paddle rotates freely.
As the material level rises and reaches the paddle, it encounters resistance. The increased resistance hinders the paddle's rotation. Once the paddle is impeded or completely stops, it triggers a switch mechanism connected to the drive. This switch activation serves as a signal for level detection. The switch output can be connected to alarms, indicators, or control systems to alert operators or automate processes based on the material's level.
A rotary paddle level switch provides a simple and effective means of detecting material levels by utilizing the mechanical obstruction caused by the material reaching a specific point in a storage vessel.