Featured in01 August 2008 - 11:28
Allison Engineering have extended their range of laser-based instruments with a new 2D volume flow scanner and 3D laser belt scanner.
The former provides continuous, non-contact m3/h volumetric flow measurement of bulk solids lying on belts and conveyors, while simultaneously monitoring the belt speed. The result is a 2D cross-sectional area of bulk material, while the belt speed provides a 4-20mA output, which is scaled in m3/min.
Unlike other volumetric measuring technologies, such as gravimetric weighing, the KTEK LM080 flow scanner is said to be unaffected by vibrations and so provides more accurate data.
It offers an accuracy of ±2% and is quick and simple to set up, with no regular maintenance or recalibration required. The LM080 is a rugged device suitable for use in most volumetric measuring applications.
The KTEK LM050 is a moving laser scanner providing continuous, non-contact three-dimensional measuring, or ‘mapping’, of entire stockpiles. Each laser uses a large number of measuring points to ensure accurate profile imaging and automatic volume measurement to an accuracy of ±0.5%.
The LM050 meets the increasing demand in industries where users are moving towards increased automation of production and inventory control. Users of the scanner benefit from enhanced environmental control and the ability to provide improved fiscal valuation of bulk solid stocks, thereby allowing more accurate estimates of available ‘energy stock’ to be made.
Allison Engineering, Allison House, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3JA; tel: (01628) 526161; fax: (01628) 533144.
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