Conveyors may run out of line, causing major damage. For this reason, misalignment switches are provided to register belt misalignment and to switch off the belt if necessary.
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.
Depending on the type of switch, two switching points can be provided for warning (pre-alarm) and switch-off; furthermore, latching of the roller lever after enabling is possible.
Devices, which are approved for use in hazardous areas with explosive atmosphere, can be found in the folder “EX Misalignment Switches”, except for underground mining applications.