Bulk material detection during material handling

Different bulk materials are used in the steel making process. Fill level information allows precise material management by avoiding conveyor belt blockages and hopper overflows, thereby avoiding waste, delays and additional costs. Sometimes, simple material level information is sufficient and can be achieved using optical distance sensors or ultrasonic sensors. If more information is requested, and the bulk material density is known, a complete 2D laser scanner solution can offer accurate volume and mass flow data.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Reliable measurement, regardless of material color, transparency, gloss, or ambient light
    • Sensing range up to 8,000 mm
    • Display enables fast and flexible sensor adjustment
    • Immune to dirt, dust, humidity, and fog
    • Versatile interfaces including IO-Link available
    • Adjustable sensitivity
    • Efficient and cost-effective non-contact measurement of volume and mass flow of bulk materials
    • Laser pulses with high angular resolution ensure outstanding image resolution
    • Multi-echo pulse evaluation produces highly reliable measurements
    • Integrated function for determining the center-of-gravity of the bulk material
    • Rugged design for harsh ambient conditions
    • Integrated heater allows measurement even at low temperatures
    • Compact IP67 rated housing