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Metal & Spark Diversion Systems

Application Range of Argus Systems

Cotton Spinning Mills

ArgusArgus Fire Control manufactures a broad-range of fire suppressing system components for all types of textile production processes threatened by fire hazards or metal contaminants. Through the use of a patented infrared detector, a spark or glowing ember is detected, instantaneously firing a suppression tank, shutting down production equipment and closing dampers to halt the spread of the fire and alerting production personnel to the incident. Experience over the years has identified a broad range of hazards in spinning mills. These include: “Hot Bales” received from cotton gins, stones in cotton bales, stray metal and wire in bales, loose metal from the production process itself, friction and choke-up, and even electrical short circuits in production equipment. Given this broad-range of hazards Argus equipment is used productively within many production processes including.

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Example Applications

  • Automatic Bale Openers
  • Manual Bale Openers
  • Mixers
  • Cleaners
  • Card Lines
  • Tearing Machines
  • Vacuum Waste Systems
  • Pre-Separators
  • Rotary Filters
  • Panel Filters
  • Bag Filters
  • Waste Compactors
  • Fine Dust Filters
  • Balers

Given this broad range of hazards, the capability of Argus suppression systems to integrate with multiple suppression agents is a key advantage. Various Argus configurations can employ FM-200 Clean Agent, Dry Chemical, carbon dioxide gas, and water, depending on the nature of the fire hazard, the type of equipment protected, and the customer’s requirements.

The ability of Argus Systems to integrate metal detection and removal with spark detection can significantly improve the overall productively of mills. Argus systems can be used with equipment from all textile machinery manufacturers.

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Metal Detector and Diverter for Textile Mills

The ARGUS THS/TT Metal Detector detects metal contaminants accidentally present in pipelines (i.e. in pneumatic lines), with levels of sensitivity, immunity to interference and response speeds designed to satisfy the strictest quality Control requirements.

Metal DetectorARGUS THS/TT Metal Detectors, designed for operation in high speed production lines, allow interception of all magnetic and non-magnetic metals, including high-resistivity stainless steel. The system is composed of an electronic control unit and an antenna which is positioned in the path of the product to be inspected. DSP (Digital Signal Processing) of the Metal Director Antenna signals allows a very high degree of sensitivity to be achieved for all metals.

Microcomputer control and complete programmability simplify installation, and in certain applications can offer the capability of operating as production line controller using suitable sensors and actuators. An internal self-diagonsis system continuously monitors Metal Detector functional efficiency. In the event of a fault, a message is shown on the control display and all alarm indicators are activated together with corresponding relays.

Spark Detector and Diverter for Textile Mills

Spark DetectorFires that start in production machinery quickly spread to the material feeding pipes. If the material feeding pipes carry spark which can damage the subsequent machineries hence the mill cannot continue to operate its production machinery resulting production and monetory losses.

ARGUG FIRE CONTROL systems detect and control these fires with in 50 milliseconds. The ARGUS system uses infrared Spark Detectors to detect a single spark, activate high speed diverter, sound alarms, and shut down the production machineries.

Automatic Fire Protection System for Bale Plucker

bale-pluckerA single spark under an automatic Bale Opener can flash over an entire cotton bale lay down in seconds. This dangerous situation can be avoided with the purchase of an ARGUS FIRE CONTROL WS-15 Fire Protection System.

ARGUS FIRE CONTROL systems detect and control these fires to protect valuable machinery and control bales. The ARGUS system uses infrared Spark Detectors located inside the bale opener to detect a single spark, activate an automatic fire extinguisher, sound alarms, and shut down the machine – all in less than 50 milliseconds.

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Filtration System Fire Protection (Dry Chemical System)

dry-chemical-systemARGUS FIRE CONTROL systems detect and control these fires in only 50 milliseconds. The ARGUS system uses infrared Spark Detectors to detect a single spark, activate an automatic fire extinguisher, sound alarms, and shut down the filtration and production machinery.

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