Processing Magazine

New 3DLevel Scanner creates visual map of material surface

February 9, 2009
The 3DLevelScanner uses non-contact, dust penetrating technology to create a visual map of the material surface in storage and process bins. It measures the material surface at multiple points to accurately calculate the volume and mass, even in conditions where the material surface is highly irregular such as bins with multiple filling sites, very large bins, or for materials that tend to pile, clump or stick to the side of the bin. It is ideal for non-contact situations such as foods or pharmaceuticals, as the measurement device never touches the material. The 3DLevelScanner can work in small to very large bins – measuring bins up to 200’ tall and 150’ wide – and can also measure materials in pits, open bins, bulk storage rooms and warehouses. BinMaster® Level Controls and APM Automation Solutions Ltd of Tel Aviv, Israel, team up to designate BinMaster as a private label distributor of APM’s 3DLevelScanner in the United States and Canada. Under the terms of the agreement, APM’s patent pending technology will carry the BinMaster brand name and the 3DLevelScanner will be marketed, sold, installed and serviced by BinMaster’s US-based personnel.