Payload profiling systems specialist Loadscan has released its conveyor volume scanner (CVS) – a tool that helps users measure how much material is moving across a conveyor belt.
The CVS is an above-belt lidar laser measurement system suited for production management as it provides unambiguous data, including 3D profiling, in real-time or period reporting.
The Loadscan belt scanner gives users a clear understanding of inventory production rates (or contract crushing quantities) in volume and tonnes.
The single laser scan-head continuously scans the full width of a conveyor belt at high angular resolution to capture accurate volumetric measurement of the material flowing by.
“We are really excited about this product. The concept of a belt scanner has been around for a while – customers have been asking for it – and now we can deliver a well-designed solution that’s easy to install and affordable, that has a software interface that is stacked with functionality, and that’s user-friendly,” Carey West, Owner and Director of Loadscan said.
“The CVS is the perfect complement to our load volume truck scanners and will complete our customers’ volumetric production tracking. It could also solve production management headaches for many companies, and industries, that have never used volumetric scanning before. I can see it being adapted to a variety of industry applications.”
Mr. West says that unlike other optical belt scales, the Loadscan CVS has been designed to provide hassle-free, insightful reporting and has functionality options with an on-board application programming interface (API).
The API enables the user to set up a list of jobs; instructing their dispatch system to deliver the specified job quantities (which can be reported direct to the loader operator’s cab) and allowing the job run to be initiated by the loader operator.
Mr. West said the Loadscan conveyor volume scanner works across all conveyor belts. The standard scan head is simply fixed to the appropriately sized frame, which expands or contracts, for a secure fit to the user’s particular belt.
With the correct size frame, the CVS can run on any belt from 400mm to 2000mm wide (and can be custom mounted on belts up to 3000mm).
Mr. West said the CVS can be used on deep belts, supplying accurate measurement for material quantities that were previously thought to be too great for bulk flow volume scanning.