Tilt Switch

A tilt switch detects rising levels of powders and solids and activates an alert when the device is tilted to 15 degrees. It is commonly used for high level detection in silos, over conveyor belts, in open pits, or for plugged chute detection. These affordable level detectors are available for fixed or hanging mounting, with optional hazardous location approvals, and mercury-free compliance.

By activating an alert when the device tilts at least 15 degrees, the versatile, cost-effective BM-T tilt switch level indicator can be used to detect high levels of large, heavy materials in bins, tanks and silos. Alternatively, it can be used to detect plugs or clogs in chutes during process operations or as a load sensor when positioned over open piles or conveyor belts. An optional paddle extension can be used to increase the sensitivity of the tilt switch. 

  • Reliable high level detection for dense bulk solids

  • Used in bins, vessels, chutes, silos, or over conveyors and open pits where conventional level devices cannot be mounted

  • Material density of 15 lb./cu. ft. and greater

  • Grain, sand, gravel, concrete, aggregates, coal, and many other materials

  • BM-T – Standard Hanger Type Tilt Switch
  • BM-TSM – Electronic Tilt Switch

Switch Ratings: 15 Amps @ 125 or 250 VAC, 1/8 HP @ 125 VAC, 1/4 HP @ 250 VAC, 1/2 Amp @ 125 VDC, 1/4 Amp @ 250 VDC

Operating Temp: -40°F to +300°F (-40°C to +149°C)

Mounting: Suspended by flexible hanger (for mechanical type) and Flange Mounted (for Electronic type)