Conveyor belt systems must be able to be switched off along the conveyor path during emergencies. Therefore Pull Rope Switches are prescribed by standards as a supplementary protection measure.
Kiepe Misalignment Switches are enabled by approaching and swinging out of the roller lever when a switching angle is reached. When the belt runs correctly once more, the misalignment switch will reset automatically
There are many limit switches and sensors on the market, but only a few of them are designed for use under harsh conditions. Mechanical limit switches are used for position monitoring of flexible machine parts.
The compact, robust Kiepe devices for speed monitoring are used as pulse transducers and standstill, sense of direction, and speed monitors.
Monitoring of bucket elevators
Kiepe bucket elevator monitoring devices are used to detect and switch off misaligned belt bucket elevators.
Depending on the model, the inductive devices detect steel, stainless steel, or aluminum buckets at specified sensing distances
Belt wear monitoring
Conveyor belts are subject to wear. In large conveyor systems, impending belt damage is not always discovered in good time. Loose parts or torn belt edges may quickly result in serious damage to the system. The products of Kiepe belt wear monitoring comprise a separable switching element and a pull rope with the respective accessories.