Silo Fill Level Posted in: Fill Level Measurement – Tags: Agriculture and Farming
Laser rangefinders can be mounted at the top of silos and aimed down at the surface to measure the fill level of the material in the silo. Due to the long operating range of the sensors, Acuity’s laser rangefinders are suitable for nearly any silo size. A wide variety of targets can be accurately measured including clear, plastic ball bearings.
Acuity laser distance sensors help to measure silo levels at any time to allow you to optimize your raw material stock. This becomes increasingly important as industries move to just-in-time manufacturing. Acuity laser sensors have the ability to produce accurate and repeatable level measurements over long distances, and are typically used in difficult applications where other systems aren’t able to reliably measure at such a distance.
One additional benefit of using laser rangefinders are high accuracy at long distances while measuring instantaneous changes in the material level as small as 3mm. Other measurement methods struggle with changes that small. Our time of flight sensors measure bulk materials from clear plastic to wet gravel for true continuous level measurement.
AR1000 Laser Distance Sensor
The Acuity AR1000 laser distance sensor can measure up to 30 meters on natural targets and up to 150 meters with a retroreflective target with an accuracy of ± 3 mm. This rugged sensor is built for tough, industrial environments and applications such as fill level measurement and material height monitoring.
AS2100 Accurate Distance Sensor
The AS2100 is a highly accurate laser distance sensor that is designed to work well outdoors, in bright lights, and even on difficult targets such as hot or dark surfaces. With the ability to take accurate measurements (± 1 mm) from distances up to 500 meters away, and a measurement frequency of up to 250 Hz, it is the perfect laser for a wide range of applications.
AR2700 High-Speed Long Range Sensor
Acuity Laser’s ultra-compact rangefinder model. This eye-safe rangefinder has a measurement frequency of up to 40 kHz and can measure distances to natural targets up to 70 meters away or to retroreflective targets 270 meters away. This laser is best for applications that demand high sampling rates.
AR3000 Distance Measurement Sensor
AR3000 distance measurement sensors are Acuity’s longest-range models. Ideal for measuring positions of cranes and trolleys, the time-of-flight sensor can measure up to 300 meters to natural surfaces and up to 3,000 meters when using a retroreflective target.
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