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Electro-Sensors Achieves Class II Div. 1 Wireless Hazard Monitoring

December 30, 2016 | Featured Applications

Electro-Sensors, Inc. now offers Intrinsically Safe Class ll Div. 1 certification for HazardPRO wireless nodes and sensors December 30, 2016 MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA – (December 30, 2016) Electro-Sensors, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ELSE) today announced it has successfully achieved Intrinsically Safe Class II Div. 1 certification for the HazardPRO wireless hazard monitoring nodes and sensors. This certification allows the installation of HazardPRO’s sensors and nodes in locations where combustible dust... more

Electro-Sensors Featured in May Issue of Milling and Grain Magazine

May 16, 2016 | Featured Applications

During the 2016 GEAPS Exchange, which took place in Austin, TX, Electro-Sensors’ own Rick Eller gave an informative presentation revolving around the HazardPRO™ systems ambient temperature compensation feature. This took place during the shows Idea Exchange where 11 companies had the chance to present their latest products and explain how they benefit the grain industry. These were kept short and sweet as only a few minutes were allowed per presentation.  For Electro-Sensors’ slot Rick E... more

Monitor Conveyor Belt Speed with the Popular Electro-Sensors M100T Speed Switch

February 12, 2015 | Featured Applications

Conveyor Speed Monitoring Electro-Sensors rugged speed switches like the M100T are crucial for plant safety. These underspeed switches can detect the slowdown or stoppage of a rotating shaft before a catastrophic event occurs. Product waste, machine damage, process downtime, and unsafe working conditions can all be attributed to conveyor failure. Installing the switch requires mounting a pulser disc or split collar pulser wrap to the machine shaft. The speed switch will then receive a digital pulse train from the disc o... more

Customer Case Study, Monitoring Speed of Amusement Park Rides with Speed Switches

February 10, 2015 | Featured Applications

Castles n Coasters Logo Electro-Sensors Application Castles~n~Coasters Amusement Park Uses Electro-Sensors Speed Switches on Two of its Attractions Amusement parks have many different rides designed to entertain the masses. A number of these rides operate by making the same loop hundreds of times per day, and some at high speeds. When the public is involved, especially when there is sophisticated technology, large mechanical equipment, and a risk for injury, safety is a main concern of owners and operators. One way to ensure a ride is working p... more

Conveyor Rotation Sensors and Zero Speed Switches Reduce Downtime

December 22, 2014 | Featured Applications

Conveyor Rotation Speed Switch Electro-Sensors provides a wide variety of speed sensors and speed switches that detect changes in rotating equipment such as screw conveyors, belt conveyors, and bucket elevators. Zero speed switches are very similar to speed sensors but detect the absence of speed in rotating equipment. Speed sensors and zero speed switches are used to protect equipment, processes, and people. When the speed sensor or speed switch detects a change in speed, a signal is sent to a control panel or an alarm ... more

Industrial Cooling Installs Corrosion-Proof Speed Sensors on Steam Turbines

December 22, 2014 | Featured Applications

Stainless Steel Speed Sensors Electro-Sensors Case StudyDownload Printable PDFPublished 9/24/2013 ICACS - Industrial Cooling Applied Chiller ServiceFreeport, New York ICACS was looking for a new speed sensing product for their Steam TurboChyll Products, a Google search led them to their Electro-Sensors solution. The original sensing equipment included a photo tachometer and reflective tape. This proved to be problematic. Over time, the steam would loosen the tape’s ... more

Detecting Unwanted Belt Slow Down on a Coal Conveyor with a Speed Switch

December 20, 2014 | Featured Applications

Speed Switch on a Coal Conveyor Electro-Sensors Products: SCP1000 Shaft Speed Switch with Pulser Disc (Optional EZ-SCP Mounting Bracket)Application: Monitor tail pulley for slowdown due to belt slippage or breakage.Purpose: Unwanted slowdown or stoppage of a coal conveyor can result in costly and even dangerous conditions. Machine damage, process downtime, and unsafe working conditions can all be attributed to conveyor failure. The coal may be damp or wet – adding significant weight to the conveyor belt and leading to be... more

How Do Speed Sensors Work - A Basic Explanation

December 18, 2014 | Featured Applications

Shaft Speed Sensor and Pulser Disc Now that you know the basics... Determine what type of sensor your application demandsElectro-Sensors offers several different types of shaft speed sensors and sensor housings to meet even the most demanding and diverse of application needs. Our standard aluminum body sensors will work in most applications, but we also have explosion proof sensors and the choice of either stainless steel or PVC sensors for corrosive environments. Our explosion proof sensors are also a great choice for harsh e... more

Reducing the Risk of Grain Dust Explosions in Bucket Elevators with Electro-Sensors

October 8, 2014 | Featured Applications

Grain Dust Explosion Every bucket elevator, when it is running, is a potential bomb just waiting for an ignition source. Some ways  to defuse the bomb are to maintain a regular maintenance and inspection program and install safety monitoring devices such as speed sensors and switches, bearing temperature monitors, belt misalignment detectors, or complete hazard monitoring systems. Grain dust explosions usually occur at the transfer points, such as bucket elevators or belt conveyors, where small dust particles ... more

HazardPRO Wireless Hazard Monitoring Helps Safeguard Grain Facilities

September 22, 2014 | Featured Applications

Wireless Hazard Monitor System Manager What is the purpose of the HazardPRO Wireless Hazard Monitoring System? The purpose of the HazardPRO wireless hazard monitoring system is to provide turnkey, reliable, and consistent protection for your most valuable assets—products, facilities, and most importantly, people. Critical points on material handling equipment are monitored by the system’s rugged, top-of-the-line sensors to track unwanted changes in equipment conditions. Applications that are important to monitor include ... more