Rotary paddle level switch for monitoring a level threshold, generally full or empty. For solid materials in silos or bins. Sturdy construction with aluminium casing. Guaranteed reliability at an excellent quality price ratio. The ideal sensor for heavy-duty conditions and continuous cycles, even in atmospheres that are potentially explosive owing to the presence of dusts/powders. Conforms to the most recent ATEX standards.
- Specific versions for use in places with a high percentage of moisture and in the presence of steam. Suitable for high temperatures up to 600°C and for contact with corrosive
- Easy to install: specific tools or settings are not required.
- Provides the highest standard of safety in the presence of potentially explosive dusts/powders.
- Probe can be adapted to the material with a broad range of plastic or stainless steel paddles.
- Mechanical and electrical customizing of the measuring instrument on request.
- Extremely reliable, the instrument can be used in addition to radar, capacitive, ultrasound or continuous level probes as a safe signal
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- Casing and cover in die-cast aluminium
- Shaft in AISI 303 / EN 1.4305 stainless steel on life-lubricated sealed bearings, with dust-tight retaining ring in FKM (or Ecotess 1000 cord for PFG05ATFHV and PFG05ATFHV60)
- All parts in contact with the product are in AISI 303 / EN 1.4305 or AISI 304 / EN 1.4301 stainless steel
- Double flange to drain off condensate
- Broad range of paddles in AISI 304 / EN 1.4301 stainless steel
- 2” 1/2 Gas (BSPP) process connection and 1/2 Gas (BSPP) double cable entry
- Rotation speed 1 turn / minute
- Ambient temperature -20° ÷ +70°C (-4° ... +158°F)
- Process temperature -20° to +200°C (-4° ... +392°F) PFG05ATFV
-20° to +400°C (-4° ... +752°F) PFG05ATFHV
-20° to +600°C (-4° ... +1112°F) PFG05ATFHV60
- Process pressure 0.8 to 5 bar (11.6 to 72,5 psi)
- IP65 protection rating (dustproof, protection against water jets)
- Power consumption max 4 W
- Contact capacity 10A at 250V (AC)
- Micro switch SPDT output signal
If the product is to be used in areas with explosive atmospheres, the following characteristics apply:
- Ambient temperature -20° to +70°C (-4° ... +158°F)
- Process pressure 0,8 to 1,1 bar (11.6 to 15,9 psi)
The electrical part of the entire range of PFG05 level probes can be supplied with different voltage ratings and numerous optionals.
- Available voltage ratings: 115/230V or 24/48V – 50 … 60Hz (AC) and 24V (DC).
- Standard version with faston connectors.
Paddle terminals or self-locking spring terminals are available on request.
- Voltage monitoring: to remotely check that the indicator is energized correctly.
- Double contact: additional potential-free contact for monitoring the automatic parts of the system.
- 8 pulses: enables indicator operation to be monitored remotely.
- 4 RPM: increased rotation speed to reduce trip time.
- Low temperatures: enable the instrument to function down to -27°C.
Choice of paddle
An essential component that ensures the level indicator functions correctly, the paddle is the basis from which customizing starts since it can be adapted to every type of use.
To make the best choice, it is important to bear in mind the following 5 key points:
- Each material has a minimum density that must be detected by the instrument.
- The minimum diameter of the entry hole through which the paddle can pass if it cannot be installed inside.
- The diameter occupied by the paddle as it turns.
- The number of blades changes depending on the intensity of the disturbances to which the paddle is exposed.
- Polyamide or stainless steel, depending on the type of material with which the paddle comes into contact.