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BEUMER releases belt position monitoring system

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World Cement,

BEUMER Group, a manufacturef of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation, and distribution, has released the BEUMER Belt Position Monitoring System, a contactless technology for high-capacity bucket elevators.

BEUMER releases belt position monitoring system

Designed to measure and communicate the distance between passing buckets and the elevator housing, the Belt Position Monitoring System allows contactless recognition of the belt position inside bucket elevators with four Belt Edge Distance Sensors attached to either side of the bucket elevator with two at the head and two at the boot.

Sensors send signals with differing values to process control that identify whether the belt is traveling in the centre, or is moving increasingly to the left or to the right. Additionally, the belt position is displayed through a series of 10 LEDs installed in the belt position indicator device.

Current mechanical belt monitoring devices require direct contact with belts, which can cause damage to the device and deformation of belts. Additionally, mechanical devices can recognise only one belt tracking position, with information about critical belt positions coming too late to begin preventative maintenance. However, using BEUMER's belt monitoring device, users can visualise the position of their belt in real-time outside the bucket elevator housing with the ability to evaluate the belt's traveling behaviour over time.

The BEUMER Belt Position Monitoring System makes long-term evaluation of a belt’s travelling behaviour possible and allows for preventative maintenance depending on the actual wear of components,” said Brian Giese, BEUMER Director of Business Development. “It can reduce downtime by identifying areas of concern in advance of planned maintenance activities.”

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