X96 Continuous Weight Scale Measurement System, available from AMS Instrumentation & Calibration, is ideally suited for weighing materials on belt conveyors, screw conveyors, drag chain conveyors, and metal plate conveyors.
Measurements of the processes are made without making contact with the process material.
Since all system components never contact the process, extreme temperature, corrosive, toxic, or abrasive materials do not affect the continuous on-line weight measurement.
The non-contact gamma weight scale is not affected by belt misalignment, changes in belt tension, or hostile conditions.
Each X96 Continuous Weight Scale Measurement System consists of a gamma source, detector, microprocessor, and a frame assembly for mounting the system around a conveyor.
The gamma source, typically mounted over the top of the conveyor, emits energy through the process collimated in a direction towards a detector, mounted under the conveyor. The maximum possible gamma energy reaches the detector when the conveyor is empty.
As the weight of the process increases on the conveyor, the gamma energy reaching the detector will decrease in an inversely proportional relationship to weight.
The detector measures this changing gamma field and sends a proportional signal to the microprocessor. The X96 microprocessor linearises, filters, and correlates this signal to a weight measurement.
A graphic LCD display and outputs are then generated to meet the application requirements, typically including weight, rate, and speed.
If the conveyor speed varies, a tachometer is attached to the shaft of the conveyor and its signal is inputted into the X96 microprocessor for speed calculation.
The X96 Continuous Weight Scale Measurement System can also accept 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC speed input, or a dry contact signal for run/stop input for constant speed conditions.
- Non-contact measurement
- Suited for: Belt conveyors, screw conveyors, drag chain conveyors and metal conveyors
- Gamma energy is absorbed inversely proportional to weight
- Little to no conveyor modifications
- Unaffected by: Extreme temperature, abrasives, corrosives or toxic materials, sterile environment and dust or moisture