What Is Volume Level Measurement?

May 2018 ยท 2 minute read

3D level scanners or volume measurement technologies is an Israeli innovation designated to assess the quantity of different materials. It is based on output signal that penetrates debris and also measures the substance, whether solid or powder, by simply sending a sign and estimating how much time it gets back to the gadget.

Among the challenges of large scale manufacturing in various industries like cement, food, chemicals, plastics and others is accurately analyzing the stock so as to handle properly the full manufacturing procedure.

There are various kinds of silos and additional storage containers of different shapes and sizes which differ in several standard features like particle size, particle type, dielectric constants and more. Ohaus inside the storage containers and silos make the measurement procedure hard as they’re dusty, have irregular surfaces anomalies and are subject to unbalanced filling and emptying.



The most important 3 technologies until lately for measuring the degree of solid substances inside silos and other containers measure the material only at the same stage of the surface thus fail to provide satisfactorily accurate measure of the average degree of the substance. Another technology in this field subtracts the weight of an empty container out of a filled container. The main shortcoming of this technology is it is costly and needs a built-in of load cells at the silo.

The 3D level scanner delivers another solution. The technology is based on low frequency echoes that measure the whole surface of the material and not just one arbitrary point. The scanner not merely measures the level of the content but also the volume and mass of this material. The system employs a range of beam-former that deliver low frequency pulses from the fabric of the container. The signal is examined from the device and produces 3-dimensional picture of this substance surface displayed on a distant screen.