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Belt drift detection on the conveyor belt

When bulk materials are irregularly loaded, the conveyor belt tensioners and runners can deviate from the optimal alignment and cause conveyor belt drift. When this occurs, the edge of the conveyor belt overshoots the support rollers. Material can be lost or, in extreme cases, the belt is derailed. Compact Dx35 distance sensors on both sides of the conveyor belt monitor the lateral movements of the belt and send a warning before belt drift occurs. The Dx35 uses HDDM™ time-of-flight technology, either with red or infrared emitted light, and is insensitive to ambient light and dust. It needs almost no maintenance after installation and setup. With its flexible interfaces and easy installation, the Dx35 is an economical measurement solution.

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