3D from BinMaster
Get connected to your inventory with the only level sensor that measures and maps multiple points on the material surface. A 3D image representing the topography inside the silo indicates buildup, cone up or down conditions. 3DVision software accounts for irregular material surfaces when calculating volume.
The 3D Level Scanner’s acoustics-based technology penetrates dust ensuring reliable measurements. This non-contact technology accurately measures solids and powders, including low dielectric materials.
And you can get it only from BinMaster.
The 3DLevelScanner uses acoustics-based technology. Three transducers send extremely low frequency sound waves to the material surface, making a sound that sounds like chirping crickets. The sensor receives echoes back from multiple points on the surface which are converted to distance measurements.
Advanced algorithms in the software assign each measurement an XYZ coordinate that is mapped into a 3D image. Optional software generates a graphical representation of the material topography in the bin. Surface variations are accounted for in volume calculations.
What makes the 3D Scanner unique?
- Measures multiple points on the material surface
- Generates a 3D image of the material topography
- Volume accuracy surpasses any single-point device
- Reports minimum, maximum, and average distances
- Detects cone up or down conditions
- Sees sidewall buildup that could cause structural damage
- Measures topography in segmented silos
- Accurate volume in large bins using multiple scanners
View Multiple Bins on One Screen
Installed on a local network, easy-to-use MultiVision software gives plants the ability to view multiple bins in a single window. Automated high or low-level alerts simplify inventory oversight. With one click, users can zoom into detailed information and the 3D profile for a single bin.
Why Plants Like MultiVision
- All users view the same inventory data
- Inventory updates automatically
- Each user can customize their screen
- Compatible with all 3DLevelScanner models
- Reports valued by purchasing, finance, and logistics
3D Excels in Many Industries & Materials
Grain, Seed, & Feed
Corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, or milo used in human and animal food production
Materials used to make paints, fertilizers, or detergents
Mining & Metals
Dusty powders such as bauxite, bentonite, alumina, potash, talc, or calcium carbonate
Ethanol & Bioenergy
Accurate volume for corn storage and measuring dried distiller’s grains
Pulp, Paper & Wood
Pellets, biomass, wood chips, or sawdust used in making paper, furniture, or biofuels
Cement & Concrete
Measuring limestone, sand, aggregates, clinker, and finished cement
Food or Beverage Processing
Non-contact measurement of fine or dusty ingredients like flour, salt, sugar, or cocoa
Resins of all types including pellets, flakes, and even powders with a low dielectric
Coal Power Plants
A popular sensor for measuring coal and fly ash silos or ESP hoppers at power plants
Sand & Aggregates
Glass manufacturing and measuring sand and rock, excelling in frac or silica sand
Silos containing roofing granules and gypsum for making drywall
How does 3D make a difference?
|Dust Penetrating||Reliable operation and level measurement in suspended dust|
|Multiple Measurements||Detects surface variations unlike single-point devices|
|Volume Accuracy||Considers irregular material topography in calculating volume|
|Non-Contact||No risk of contamination or interference with equipment inside the bin|
|Detects Silo Buildup||Detects and alerts to excessive piling that could stress silo walls|
|Low Maintenance||No air purge needed for self-cleaning transducers that resist dusty buildup|
|Hazardous Locations||US, Canada, and international approvals|
M Maps and Measures
The M model takes measurements within a 70° beam angle. It reports the highest, lowest, and average level. 3DVision software provides highly accurate level and volume data.
MV Adds 3D Image
The MV has all the capabilities of the M model, but also generates a 3D representation of the material surface. Plants that work with materials that bridge, rat hole, or build up along bin walls may prefer to add 3D imagery.
MVL Measures Big Bins
The MVL provides volume accuracy in large diameter bins. Mount multiple scanners in strategic locations to account for surface variations across the material surface. The software synchronizes the level data from all sensors to create a single 3D image and calculate bin volume.
S for Average Volume
The S model determines the average volume of stored materials based on a 30° beam angle. It is used to measure materials in silos up to 14’ diameter and 200’ tall.
RL Single-Point Measurement
The RL model measures at a 15° beam angle and reports a single distance. It excels in harsh, high dust environments and problematic low dielectric materials. It provides reliable level data and is most frequently used in narrow silos or silos with structure.
HT for High Temps
With an operating temperature up to 356°F (180°C), the HT model is suited for materials like clinker, fly ash, frac sand, and alumina.
What's the best model for your application?
|Bin Height||Up to 200’ tall||Up to 200’ tall||Up to 200’ tall||Up to 200’ tall||Up to 200’ tall|
|Bin Diameter||10’ diameter is the minimum||10’ diameter is the minimum||10’ diameter is the minimum||10’ to 14’ diameter||10’ diameter is the minimum|
|Output Data||Volume plus minimum, maximum, and average distance||3D visualization, volume plus minimum, maximum, and average distance||3D visualization, volume plus minimum, maximum, and average distance||Average volume||Single distance|
|Best Application||Wide bins, taller than they are wide||Wide bins, taller than they are wide||Very wide bins, bins with multiple filling or discharge points||Narrow silos up to 14’ in diameter||Narrow silos or silos with structure|
**Note: The M and MV can be used on larger diameter bins than specified, but with decreased accuracy since the beam angle will not span the entire surface. The MVL is used on large diameter bins to increase volume accuracy.
A solution for every situation
0° Mounting Flange
The 3DLevelScanner mounts through an 8-1/2” or larger opening in the bin roof. To secure and stabilize the sensor on flat bin roofs, a 0° mounting flange suspends the transducer into the bin while keeping the sensor head outside of bin for programming access.
Angled Mounting Flange
It is essential the 3DLevelScanner mounts vertically and perpendicular to the ground. To ensure the sensor installs properly on angled bin roofs, BinMaster offers mounting flanges for 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, and 30° angles.
The 3DLevelScanner optional neck extensions lower the transducer assembly below structure or obstacles that may interfere with operation. Neck extensions also are used for mounting on thick cement bin roofs or on a raised socket where distancing the head from the transducer is necessary.
Neck extensions come in 1’, 2’, 4’, 6’, and 10’ lengths. They are available with galvanized or stainless-steel pipe. If desired, the extension pipe can be supplied and machined by the customer.
3D Specifications Chart
|Frequency||2 to 10 kH|
|Beam Angle||15 to 70 degrees|
|Materials, Non-Wetted Parts|
|Housing||Painted aluminum die casting|
|Inspection Window in Housing Cover||Polycarbonate|
|Antenna||Painted aluminum die casting|
|12.3 lb. (5.6 kg)|
|Output Signal||4 - 20 mA/HART, RS-485, Modbus RTU, TCP/IP|
|Fault Signal||Current output unchanged, 22 mA > 3.6 mA (adjustable)|
|Current Limitation||22 mA|
|4-wire sensor||Max. 500 Ohm|
|Ambient, storage and transport temperature||-40˚ to +185˚F (-40˚ to 85˚C) Standard, -40˚ to +356˚F (-40˚ to 180˚C) High Temperature|
|Relative humidity||20% to 85%|
|Altitude||16,400 ft (5,000 m)|
|Vessel Pressure||-0.2 to 3 bar (-2.9 to 41.5 psi or -20 to 100 kPa)|
|Measured on the Process Fitting||40˚ to +185˚F (-40˚ to 85˚C) Standard, -40˚ to +356˚F (-40˚ to 180˚C) High Temperature|
|Vibration Resistance||Mechanical vibrations with 2 g and 5 to 200 Hz|
|Cable Entry/Plug||1 x cable entry M20x1.5 (cable-Ø 8 to 12mm)|
|1 x blind stopper M20x1.5|
|OR 2 x cable entry 1/2 NPT|
|LCD||4 lines x 20 characters|
|Adjustment Elements||4 keys|
|Power supply – 4-wire instrument (Active) 4 - 20 mA / HART|
|Supply Voltage||20 to 32 VDC|
|Power Consumption||Max. 1.5 W @ 24 VDC|
|Electrical Protective Measures|
|Protection||IP67 according to IEC 60529|
|Hazardous Locations||CFM Intrinsically Safe Class I, II, Division I, Groups C, D, E, F, G (US & Canada)|
|HOLD FOR ATEX|
|Emission||EN 61326:1997 (Class B)|
|Susceptibility||IEC / EN 61326:1997 + A1:1998 + A2:2001 + A3:2003|
|NSR (73/23/EWG)||EN 61010-1:2001|
|Conformity||To part 15 of the FCC regulations|
|FCC 47 CFR part 15:2007, subpart B, class A|