Monitor Technologies, LLC

Winter  Everyone at Monitor would like to wish   

you and your family a Merry Christmas   

and a Prosperous New Year.   

Thank you for all of your support!



Monitor's Holiday Schedule


Monitor's plant will be closed
the following days for the upcoming holidays:


Christmas Party
Friday, Dec. 14th (Closed from 11:00am - 5:00pm CST)
Monday, Dec. 24th
Tuesday, Dec. 25th
New Year
Monday, Dec. 31st
Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2013
Practical Tech Tip

Mercury-Free tilt level switch solution   
TC-3 Tilt Switch 
TC-3 Tilt Switch

The model TC-3 tilt switch is a durable, easy-to-install and cost-effective way to provide high level detection of bulk solids.  Tilt switches are used to prevent overflow of solids from storage bins or to control material levels in open piles.  The tilt switch can also be used to prevent over loading or under loading of material on conveyor belts. One example would be when conveying grain to open piles a TC-3 tilt switch can signal when it is time to reposition the conveyor.

TC-3 Tilt Switch Diagram 
Illustration B

Typically, the unit is suspended above the material being detected.  Rising
material makes contact with the switch enclosure actuator, causing it to tilt.  When the enclosure body is tilted by more than 17 degrees, a steel ball rolls off center causing an internal output switch to close, providing indication of high material level (see illustration B). The change in the internal switch status is user accessible for signaling alarms, lights, or interfacing with a PLC.

Other practical features of the TC-3 include no calibration, only a few moving parts for minimal maintenance, and the unit is completely Mercury-Free.
Optional extension actuators are also available.

The model TC-3 tilt switch is constructed from cast aluminum and is suited for moderately sized materials having a density of 15-60 lb/ft3 (240-960 kg/m3) or particle sizes less than 2 inches (50 mm).  Common application materials include, but not limited to grain, feed, pet food, sand and plastic pellets.

For more information on Monitor's tilt switches please visit:


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Upcoming Trade Shows

International Poultry Expo & International Feed Expo
January 29 - 31, 2013
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA USA
Booth #: 3029

GEAPS Exchange Expo 2013
February 23 - 26, 2013
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, KY USA
Booth #: 512A

Gulf Coast Solids Handling & Processing Show
April 23 - 24, 2013

Pasadena, TX

Please stop by our booth if you are attending any of these shows.

About Monitor

Monitor Technologies, LLC

Practical solutions at every level!


For over 50 years we have been providing high quality, reliable product experiences for the worldwide powder and bulk solids markets, backed by trusted customer service.

We believe that a practical solution is not just a plain, basic, mundane idea, but rather, a creative innovation wrapped in common sense, delivering the "exact" value that you require. Contact us today and let us put our solutions to work for you! (level measurement blog)




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Elburn, IL 60119 USA



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