Volumetric Flow Sensor | RHEWUM FlowChecker
Conveyor technology including the new volumetric flow sensor
Using the newly developed volumetric flow sensor it is now possible - even in a harsh production environment (IP65) - to measure the capacity on conveyor belts visually, this means contactless and dirt resistant measurement and digitally transferred results.
The typical application of the FlowChecker is the measurement of various bulk materials on conveyor belts of different widths. With the help of several of these devices on one system all operating conditions can be detected, registered and optimized online.
The volumetric flow sensor combines low investment costs compared to other measuring systems such as belt scales or laser scanners with much simpler operation, they are quick and easy to use. Special attention was paid to the ease of operation and calibration of the system, so it can be independently carried out by the customer, without the support of RHEWUM. This allows a cost-efficient use of multiple sensors.
The measurement tolerances of the FlowChecker are set to a value of +/- 4 %. This was determined from extensive long-term measurements. Factors effecting the accuracy are direct sunlight and extremely wide belts.
The FlowChecker consists of a highly developed 3D TOF sensor, industrial PC and analyzing software, all calculating the mass flow or volume flow of the determined data. Additionally, the output (volume or quantity) can be calculated and displayed. The result will be logged digitally.
For embedding in existing systems, the FlowChecker is equipped with a network connection (TCP-IP) and an interface to OPC servers and can also be operated by remote-control.
We look forward to advising and assisting you in determining the measuring points as well as the installation of our volumetric flow sensor.