Conveyor Components Company Designs Model TPS
The model TPS (tripper position switch) from Conveyor Components Company, Croswell, Michigan, is designed to indicate when the tripper of a shuttle conveyor is located on a multiple discharge point and will “trip” or activate the dumper when signaled. This unit is designed for adverse field conditions and is commonly used in the coal, metal and non-metal mining industries.
This device is a heavy-duty style control with two SP/DT micro switches rated for 20 amps at 120 VAC, 240 VAC, or 480 VAC. The switch actuation is bi-directional, and the roller orientation is field adjustable with a simple hex bolt adjustment. The white acetyl roller is bi-directional, measures 3 inches in diameter by 1 5/8 inches wide, and is built to withstand pressure, wear and chemical attack. The housing is a rugged cast aluminum enclosure rated for NEMA 4 weatherproof, or NEMA 7/9 explosion proof. Black epoxy powder coating is optional.