Are you worried about
unwanted metal objects
damaging your wood grinders?

If you are a wood grinder owner, tired of costly repair bills and downtime and wish you could get more contract opportunities, the solution is here.

Introducing Damage Alert System, the first effective damage reduction system for your tub and horizontal wood grinders.

The Damage Alert System senses vibration from unwanted metal objects that enter the wood grinder and minimizes severe damage by shutting your grinder down and/or reversing the material feeding system.

The Damage Alert System will help you reduce those costly repair bills and down-time that eat up your bottom line!

System sensitivity can be adjusted to allow
pass-through objects, effectively reducing nuisance shut-downs.

"We now have 3 of these installed!
I would absolutely recommend this system!!"

We have 2 of these installed on our Morbark 5600 grinders and one on a Morbark 6600. We have used the system for over a month now. We run anything from land clearing to wood yard debris that has a lot of metal mixed in with it. The system works excellent for stopping little metal pieces to big metal pieces from getting through. The metal pieces normally would tear up inserts, hoods, screens, and hammers. It's saving us a lot of money right now. This works so well that we plan on getting more systems to install on two of our other grinders! I would absolutely recommend this system!!

Mike Morgan
Guy Shavender Trucking

Easy & Quick Installation

The Damage Alert System is quickly and easily installed by using a magnetic clamping mechanism. One transducer is typically placed on the mill bearing housing and the other on the outside side wall of the anvil. The control box may be attached to your grinder using bolts or four permanent magnets, in any convenient and accessible location. All mounting hardware, cabling, and connectors necessary for normal installation are provided. Omega Piezo will work with you to engineer custom installations and system designs.

Minimal Effort Operation

After the unit has been installed, the sensitivity of the Damage Alert System is manually adjusted using red and green LED indicators. As debris is moved through the machine, the sensitivity level is fine-tuned to detect damaging debris of a predetermined size. The system is then set to the "ARM" mode for continuous operation and protection. Once armed, any pulses that are intense enough to illuminate the red display section, however briefly, will trip a system relay. This will instantly power down the grinder, reverse the in-feed or activate any other function that the grinder has available when the system trips.

Look familiar? Find it before it damages your grinder...

Applications For Your Specific Needs

The Damage Alert System was designed for both horizontal and tub wood grinders used in construction and demolition operations. The DAS is a turn-key operational unit. 1 or 2 separate sensor heads can be used, depending on application, machine size and design, and desired level of protection. We offer on-site installation and operator training, as well as a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty package, and a complete line of spare parts. We also offer peace of mind, with our knowledgeable support staff ready to answer any questions you may have.

"Ever since we started using the system, we have had negative damages"

We have this regular job we do at this certain wood yard... and just about every time we run our Morbark 5600 there we end up with at least $15,000 in damages to the grinder. Ever since we started using the system, we have had negative damages... even after doing the job at that one wood yard. The system has saved the grinder several times and saves money on downtime and repairs. It has already paid for itself after only one month of use!

Chris Dawson
American Property Experts

Installation

The Damage Alert System is quickly and easily installed by using a magnetic clamp mechanism. The piezoelectric transducers are typically attached to the backside of the anvil and the mill bearing housing. The control box is attached to the grinder using four permanent magnets, in any convenient and accessible location.
The transducers are connected to the electronic box via a coaxial cable and housed in corrugated tubing. All mounting hardware, cabling and connectors necessary for normal installation are provided. Omega Piezo Technologies will also work with you to engineer custom installation and system design.

Application

The Damage Alert System was designed for horizontal wood grinders used in construction and demolition operation. However, the DAS is also designed to be easily retrofitted by Omega Piezo Technologies to most industrial machinery where damage due to foreign materials is a problem. The Damage Alert System is especially useful on automated, semi-automated and batch processors where operator intervention is impractical or inadequate.

System Operation

The Damage Alert System is designed as a turn-key operational unit. Two separate sensor heads can be used, depending on application, machine size and design, and desired level of production. Omega Piezo Technologies offers on-site installation and operator training, and 1 year manufacturer extended warranty package and a complete line of spare parts.

Operation

Once installed, the sensitivity of the Damage Alert System is manually adjusted using the red and green LED indicators.
As debris is moved through the machine, the sensitivity level is fine tuned to detect damaging debris of a prescribed size; the system is then set to "ARM" mode for continuous operation and protection.

In the "ARM" mode, any pulses which are intense enough to illuminate the red section of the bar graph display, however briefly, will trip the system relay, instantly cutting power and disabling the grinder or reversing the in-feed.
The tripped condition is indicated with the steady illumination of the LED bar at the top of the display. If the grinder shuts down, so that there are no more pulses, the relay remains tripped, and the top LED remains illuminated until the obstruction is removed and the system is reset.


To summarize, Damage Alert System:

  • Saves on repair bills
  • Great for construction & demolition jobs
  • Prevents costly down time
  • Increases contract opportunities

And there's more...

  • Omega Piezo Technologies will work with you to engineer custom installation and system design
  • The Damage Alert System is quickly and easily installed by using a magnetic clamp mechanism
  • All mounting hardware, cabling and connectors necessary for normal installation are provided
  • Complete line of spare parts
  • On-site installation and operator training included
  • 1 year manufacturer extended warranty package

Start putting your money where it belongs... In your pocket!

Contact us today for a free informational brochure and pricing information.


Have questions? We've got answers!

Email our knowledgeable sales staff today at rlapean@omegapiezo.com
or call us at 814 861-4160 ext 304