Whirligig®
Universal Shaft Sensor Mount

         
 

The Whirligig® is a fully guarded target for easy mounting of motion sensors. It is a universal shaft sensor mount suitable for all industry standard cylindrical or DIN style inductive sensors including 4B's M100, M300, and M800 speed switch sensors.

 

The sensor bolts to the Whirligig base plate and the complete assembly either bolts to the machines shaft through a 1/2 in. UNC tapped hole, or is connected magnetically using 4B’s patented Mag-Con™ adaptor. Shaft or machine vibration does not affect the performance of the sensor, as the whole assembly moves with the shaft. With the Whirligig, installation of speed sensors is now simple, safe and reliable.

 
         
 

Features:

  Whirligig and Mag-Con  
       
 

• Fully Guarded Target for Easy Mounting of Motion Sensors

   
 

• For DIN Style and Standard Cylindrical Inductive Sensors

   
 

• Easy Installation - Only Requires 1/2" UNC Tapped Hole in the Machines

   
 

  Shaft or Use a Mag-Con™ for Magnetic Connection

   
 

• Available with 1, 2, 4 or 8 Targets

   
 

• Works with All 4B Speed Switches and Inductive Sensors

   
       
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  Whirligig® Technical Specifications:   Literature:  
  • Shaft Material - Stainless Steel   Product Datasheet Download PDF  
  • Body Material - Polypropylene   Full Line Product Catalog Download PDF  
  • Bearing - Sealed Heavy Duty Stainless Steel   (See Downloads for more literature)  
  • Thread Size - 1/2 in. UNC      
  • Hex Wrench Size - 5/8 in.   Technical:  
  • Maximum Speed - 1,500 RPM   Whirligig® Product Manual Download PDF  
  • Pulses / Targets - 1, 2, 4 or 8      
      Product Dimensions:  
  Mag-Con™ Technical Specifications:   -- WG1-4B-4  
  • Material - Stainless Steel   Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
  • Holding Force - Over 150 lbs.      
  • Maximum Speed - 300 RPM   -- WG1-4B-8  
      Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
  Patents:      
  • Whirligig® U.S. Patent #6,109,120   -- MAG2000 (Mag-Con™)  
  • Mag-Con™ U.S. Patent #6,964,209   Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
         
  Approvals (Sensors):      
  CSA - USA & Canada GOST-R - Russia  ATEX - Europe  CE - Europe      
       
       
         
  Part Numbers and Accessories:      
  • WG1-4B-1 ~ Whirligig® with 1 Target      
  • WG1-4B-2 ~ Whirligig® with 2 Targets      
  • WG1-4B-4 ~ Whirligig® with 4 Targets      
  • WG1-4B-8 ~ Whirligig® with 8 Targets      
  • WGB1830 ~ 18/30 mm Bracket (Included with Whirligig)      
  • MAG2000 ~ Mag-Con™ Magnetic Connector      
         
  4B Compatible Sensors      
  • M800 Elite Speed Switch      
  • M300 Slipswitch      
  • M100 Stopswitch      
  • P800 ProxSwitch      
  • P300 ProxSwitch      
  • P100 ProxSwitch      
         
  Literature:   Product Dimensions:  
  Product Datasheet Download PDF   -- WG1-4B-4  
  Full Line Product Catalog Download PDF   Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
         
  Technical:   -- WG1-4B-8  
  Whirligig® Product Manual Download PDF   Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
  Mag-Con™ Product Manual Download PDF      
      -- MAG2000 (Mag-Con)  
  Note: Product manuals for older part numbers can be   Download AutoCAD .dwg (AutoCAD)      Download PDF .pdf  
  found under the Technical Support area.      
      White Papers:  
      GEAPS Exchange Paper Download PDF  
         
 
Mag-Con
 

Mag-Con™ Magnetic Connector

The Mag-Con™ (MAG2000) is an optional magnetic connector that screws onto the Whirligig and magnetically couples it to the shaft being monitored. The Mag-Con is made from stainless steel, has a holding force of over 150 lbs. and can withstand speeds up to 300 RPM.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
 
 
         
 
Whirligig Bracket
 

18 mm / 30 mm Sensor Bracket

This bracket (WGB1830) is included with the Whirligig, and is a dual purpose mount for 18 mm and 30 mm sensors.

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
 
Speed Switches
 

Speed Switch Sensors

4B's line of speed switches include: proximity, inductive, zero speed and stop motion to monitor dangerous belt slip, underspeed or stop conditions on conveyors, bucket elevators and any other shaft driven machinery.

See Speed Switches

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
 
 
         
 
Inductive Sensors
 

Inductive Proximity Sensors

4B's line of inductive proximity sensors are designed to detect shaft speed, shaft position, gate position, or object presence.

See Inductive Sensors

 

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
         
 
 
         
 
SpeedMaster Speed Switch Tester
 

SpeedMaster™ Speed Switch Tester

The SpeedMaster™ with Pulse Pilot is the only device that accurately tests the calibration of a speed switch, and allows testing of the alarm and shutdown features of the sensor while installed on the machine shaft.

More Info

 
     
     
     
     
     
         
  Does the Whirligig® come with a sensor?  
  No, sensors are sold separately.  
     
  What is a Mag-Con™?  
  The Mag-Con™ is an optional accessory that allows you to magnetically attach the Whirligig® to a shaft without the need to drill and tap. It has a holding force of over 150 lbs. and can handle speeds up to 300 RPM.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Whirligig Exploded View
Mag-Con
Whirligig with M300 Slipswitch
Whirligig on Bearing
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
           
           
 
Whirligig® on Bucket Elevator
Mag-Con
Whirligig® on Conveyor
Whirligig® on Conveyor
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
           
 
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Whirligig Shaft Sensor Mount
   
 
Shown with Inductive Senor Installed