MVL Multiple Scanner System Can Cover A Wide Surface Area

BinMaster Level Controls introduces an MVL multiple scanner system that integrates multiple point measurement data from two 3-D level scanners to cover a very wide surface area and provide better inventory accuracy for large vessels. Designed specifically for the challenges of very large bins, the BinMaster MVL system displays a visual representation of the material surface that shows high and low points in the bin, such as cone up, cone down, sidewall buildup or bridging. Reports generated by the 3-D software provide data such as volume as a percentage, in bushels, or cubic feet or meters; maximum, minimum and average levels or distances to product; weight in U.S. tons, pounds or metric tons; and historical logs of bin measurements.

An MVL system consists of two model MVL 3-D levels scanners, a controller that aggregates the data, 3-D Vision software to be loaded onto a PC, and a 3-DLinkPro modem for remote access to the scanners. The BinMaster MVL system works by integrating the measurement data from two scanners mounted on the top of the vessel in locations optimized to most effectively cover the entire surface area of the material.

Generally, one scanner is mounted near the center and the other eight to 10 feet from the outer perimeter. The scanners take multiple measurements of the material surface using dust-penetrating, acoustic-based technology. A controller then combines the data from the two scanners and generates a single merged visual representation of the topography of the material and displays the image on a PC loaded with the 3-D Vision software that can be viewed as real-time 3-D images or historic 3-D image movies.

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