MBV Systems upgrades 3DPM particle size measurement system

MBV Systems has upped the accuracy of its 3D particle size measurement system, 3DPM, as it looks to provide customers with “more control over result output, communication protocols and flexible warnings for abnormal properties of the material flow”.

The 3DPM provides online particle size distribution measurements of rock and bulk material through 3D measurements on conveyor belts.

With the latest in laser triangulation hardware, the measurement module of the new generation 3DPM makes it possible to measure particles at higher belt speeds, using lower strength lasers, and detect even smaller particles than the previous iteration.

“Therefore, the customer base can now be expanded to industries processing particles previously too small to be measured robustly,” the company said.

Lars Lindqvist, CEO at MBV Systems, said: “We are really happy to now be able to present valuable data, which previously has been hard to reach, to our customers. First out is Rio Tinto in Australia, but, for example, Eramet in Norway and JFE Steel in Japan also plan to use this new generation of 3DPM very soon. With this upgrade, we can increase our customer base and meet our customers’ requirements in a much better way than before.”

Maintenance on the new system is made easier with modular housing options offering a variety of heating and cooling options as well as accessories for dust prevention, the company says. Tools and methods for quick and straightforward system calibration and spare part replacement, meanwhile, minimise system downtime.

The new system has been developed with remote commissioning in mind, making it possible to set the system up following installation with remote assistance. This enables better support opportunities, lower system costs and faster commissioning lead time for the customer, the company said.