Model 16 — Belt Alignment Control


The Model 16 is a heavy-duty conveyor belt mis-alignment switch that either provides an indication or a shutoff of the conveyor during a drift condition in order to prevent further damage to the conveyor belt. The output contacts of the Model BA can control up to two separate circuits – one for conveyor shutdown and one for an alarm.


The model 16 is relatively inexpensive protection that provides benefit by saving the time, money, and labor associated with replacing a damaged conveyor belt.

MATCO Model 16

Technical Specifications

  • The housing is grey polyester powder-coated heavy welded steel assembly providing long life.
  • Rugged 3-1/8" diameter roller with enclosed S.S. ball bearings.
  • The unit is mounted on the conveyor by drilling (6) 9/16" diameter holes.
  • General purpose (weather-proof) units have (1) 1/2" NPS conduit opening.
  • Refer to individual instrument data sheets for electrical contact ratings.
  • An optional breakaway mounting is available, as well as a breakaway mounting with its own independent microswitch.
  • The operating temperature range is -40ºF to 150ºF (-40ºC to 65ºC).
  • The general-purpose microswitches are rated NEMA Type 4/5 weather-proof and dust-tight, and explosion-proof microswitches are rated NEMA Type 7/9 for dust ignition-proof and vapor explosion-proof.


*Prices subject to change without notice.

Model Description Shipping Weight (lbs.) Price
16-1 1 SP/DT Switch 18 CALL FOR PRICING
16-2 1 DP/DT Switch 18 CALL FOR PRICING
16-1X 1 SP/DT Explosion Proof Switch 21 CALL FOR PRICING
16-2X 1 DP/DT Explosion Proof Switch 21 CALL FOR PRICING


Part Number Description Shipping Weight (lbs.) Price
16-5 Optional "Break Away" Mounting 10 CALL FOR PRICING
16-55 Optional "Break Away" Mounting with Microswitch 15 CALL FOR PRICING
16-55X Optional "Break Away" Mounting with Explosion Proof Microswitch 15 CALL FOR PRICING