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Maintain Your B1 Sampler: A Step-by-Step Video Guide

Posted by George Buss on 3/15/21 8:00 AM


Depending on what materials are run through a Sentry B1 point sampler, material can stick to the auger, sample tube and chute. Understanding how to disassemble and reassemble the sampler is critical to proper sampler maintenance and cleaning.

uNderstanding point sampler maintenance

The Sentry B1 automatic point sampler automates sampling of dry free-flowing or non-free-flowing materials, such as granules, powders, flakes and pellets from gravity lines, vertical chutes, sloping chutes and hoppers. One of the benefits of the B1 sampler is that it can be disassembled and reassembled without tools. To avoid sticking and cross-contamination, disassembly is recommended for cleaning the sampler to ensure sample integrity and operator safety. However, misalignment upon reassembly can cause equipment damage and sampling inaccuracy.

Maintenance professionals often need additional assistance on how to properly assemble and disassemble the B1 point sampler for proper maintenance. But IOMs and spec sheets can only provide so much information. A visual, hands-on training item allows customers to stop, start and replay as many times as needed to invest in maintaining and repairing their samplers correctly fully.

Visual guidance to maintain a B1 point sampler

This short and informative video shows you how to assemble and disassemble the sampler so you can perform necessary maintenance without damaging equipment.


Sentry provides automatic point samplers and has expertise in the details of proper maintenance. Our service and support technicians can help troubleshoot any problems to keep your plant running smoothly.

Contact us at +1-262-567-7256 or complete our online contact form to discuss how Sentry automatic sampling systems can help you achieve safe, simple and accurate sampling results.

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Written by George Buss

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As one of our expert service technicians, George has been working on Sentry sampling products and systems since 2001. This means he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience with Sentry sampling equipment, and is happy to share his knowledge with customers looking to ensure their sampling equipment is working optimally and efficiently. In his spare time, George can be found fixing stuff and making it work (which also sounds a lot like work, doesn’t it?)