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3DLevelScanner

APM

The Vision
of 3D Level
Measurement
L E V E L M E A S U R E M E N T H A S N E V E R B

The APM 3DLevelScanner™ - an innovative


new family of devices that takes the guesswork
out of measuring the level, volume and mass of
materials inside a silo or open bin.

No more inaccurate calculations


based on a single sample point

The 3DLevelScanner™ employs an


array of microphones that measures
and maps the entire surface area,
and a patented algorithm that
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processes this information and
generates a 3-dimensional map.
This unique device can then
accurately determine the volume
and mass of material, enabling
an unrivaled degree of process
measurement and inventory control.
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3D mapping of the
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How Does it Work?

The 3DLevelScanner employs a


2-dimensional array beam-former to
send low frequency pulses and receive
echoes of the pulses from the contents.
The device's Digital Signal Processor
samples and analyzes the received
signals. From the estimated times of
arrival and directions of received echoes,
the processor obtains and generates a
3-dimensional image of the surface that
can be displayed on a remote screen.

Sizes in mm
Sizes in Inch
151 125
5.945” 4.921”

240 Cement Silo


9.457”
Dead cement loads that
randomly form over time
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20.618”
3DLevelScanner

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195 11.162”
7.677”

Ø 195
Ø 7,677”
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Advantages of the 3DLevelScanner

3-D Mapping takes you to new places


The 3DLevelScanner can measure the level, volume and mass of materials in new
applications that prior technology could not reach. It measures practically any kind of
material stored in practically an unlimited variety of containers, including large open bins,
bulk solid storage rooms and warehouses, mapping loads that randomly form over time
inside silos, and many other previously inaccessible challenging applications.

3-D Mapping for Accuracy Like Never Before


No more guesswork or inaccurate calculations. 3-dimensional mapping delivers true and
absolute surface level values, volume and mass inside a silo or open bin.

Double the Performance - Half the Price


The 3DLevelScanner works with both bulk solids and liquids, providing unprecedented
performance at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.

Reliability and Durability


Designed and built for reliable, dependable performance. Uses three independent channels
to transmit and receive. The instrument is also explosion proof certified (ATEX).

Operating Convenience
The system’s easy-to-read 3-dimensional map, and the broad range of data it provides,
make it the most convenient and efficient tool for level measurement on the market.

Sophisticated Sensors
A built-in temperature sensor detects the interior temperature inside the silo and
compensates for the influence of temperature on the signal running time. Sensors are
unaffected by material type and need no calibration. Non-contact measurement makes
the system appropriate for even the most sensitive materials.
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Chemical industry
Aggregates industry
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Food and Beverage industry
Pulp and Paper industry
Petrochemical industry
Pharmaceutical industry
Environment and recycling industry
Water and waste water industry

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Truly accurate material measurement can dramatically

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capabilities, and translate into major cost savings and
a fast return on investment.

Process control, inventory management, tracking, and

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As efficiency is enhanced and waste is reduced,
production is streamlined, deliveries can be optimized,
and costly emergency fills eliminated.

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Interfacing with most automated control systems, the
3DLevelScanner enables remote measurement and
data delivery. This not only eliminates the need for
time-consuming and dangerous manual measurements,

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but reduces workman’s compensation insurance

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GSM
GPRS
LEVEL

4...20mA
HART
RS485

CONTROL ROOM

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Other Technical Capabilities


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• Unaffected by material type (no need for special calibration)
• Measuring range up to 70 meters
• Unaffected by conditions such as dust or filling noise
• Loop-powered technology (leads to cost-effective installation)

Operation and Communication


• Four-line plain text display provides easy step-by-step
instructions and integrated help texts for initial configuration
• “Remote control” via 4…20 mA/HART, RS485, GSM, GPRS,
is facilitated by APM’s operating system software
• Graphic support and online help
• Extensive functions for measurement analysis
• 3D graphical analysis of the material surface APM
APM Automation Solutions Ltd
24 Habarzel Street
Tel Aviv 69710, Israel
BRO0000100 Rev. C

Tel: +972 3 6488891


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Fax : +972 3 6488892
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
APM Automation Solutions Ltd. and the APM 3DLevelScanner
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are trademarks of APM Automation Solutions Ltd. www.apm-solutions.com