BinMaster Level Controls introduced the 3DLevelScanner HT for measuring volume and mapping material surfaces in bins, tanks and silos with high temperatures. This new model of the 3DLevelScanner has an operating temperature range of up to 356°F (180°C) to accommodate high temperatures that may be present when material has been heated in the production process before it is conveyed into storage silos.
The device measures the material level in multiple locations in the vessel and estimates the volume, and is claimed to be ideal for use where there are multiple challenges such as excessive dust or high humidity, as well as in very large silos where the material surface in the bin is irregular and difficult to measure.
The sensor sends pulses in a 70° beam angle, taking multiple measurements from the material surface and continually mapping the material surface to detect changes in level, account for uneven surface topography, and calculate a highly accurate volume estimate for the contents of the silo. The 3DLevelManager software reports the lowest and highest points detected and the average level based upon a weighted average of all of the measurements detected in the bin. For the MV and the MVL models a color, graphical representation indicates where high and low spots exist in the silo.