Using RIBs® in a Laundry Facility

April 11, 2017
Tech Tuesday

Problem

I answered a call from a technician in the field recently who wanted status feedback on clothes dryers in a small laundry facility. The technician wanted to monitor the current flow of three different dryers. If one or more dryers became active, a booster fan should also be activated to pull the exhaust air out of the duct system.

Solution

This sounds like a great application for our RIB® current sensors and dry contact input RIB®relays! The devices utilized in this setup are:

  • One (1) RIB01BDC dry contact input relay device
  • Three (3) RIBXGTA current sensors (I chose a model with an adjustable threshold so that a false-positive condition may be avoided.)

The diagram, below, illustrates this setup:

I always enjoy problem solving during technical calls, so bring on the interesting setups and applications! It’s great to hear how our products are being used in the real world, and it helps me when I’m designing future products.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call or email.


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About the Author

Meet Samuel Klennert – you can call him Sam. He was born and raised amongst the farmland of Indiana, which included corn, soybeans, and sometimes wheat. Sam graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology in 2015. He has a focus in analog circuitry and power electronics, but he’ll give software a try from time to time – just not that digital witchcraft!

Outside of work, Sam enjoys outdoor activities including (but not limited to) hiking, mountain biking (or just really-big-hill biking), and camping. Call Sam for tech support today – he’ll give his best effort to any task at hand!