Monitoring conveyor belt operation
Conveyor belts transport raw materials and additives to interim storage facilities and then to storage areas and dispatch points. A conveyor belt malfunction can cause significant delays in production and involve major costs. Therefore it is necessary to monitor the operation of all conveyor belts, as well as the proper loading, unloading, and positioning of fuels. The Bulkscan® LMS511 laser volume flowmeter performs these tasks in combination with a DFS60 incremental encoder. The encoder provides the information on conveyor speed, while the Bulkscan® LMS511 laser volume flowmeter determines the volume flow, center of gravity of the load and load height with no contact and no wear.