automated scanner / laser
VM3D ABB Measurement & Analytics

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automated scanner / laser automated scanner / laser - VM3D
  • Automated scanner / laser


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  • Operating temperature:

    Min.: -20 °C (-4 °F)

    Max.: 60 °C (140 °F)

  • Measuring distance:

    Min.: 1 m (3'03")

    Max.: 93 m (305'01")


The VM3D is a laser volume product used for inventory management and automated stockpile management.

The VM3D Scanners are unlike single point level transmitters; they take into account the shape of the surface, accurately calculating the effects of "cone-up", "cone-down" or irregularities on the material volume.

This 3D volumetric scanner system measures the volume of material stockpiles stored out in the open or in large structures like silos, bunkers, domes and sheds for the following applications:
Mining - for ore stockpiles, particularly for expensive metals like gold, silver and platinum
Fertilizers - for granular type fertilizers; potash, urea ...
Food and agriculture - sugar, grains ...
Coal bunkers at power plants
Other bulk chemicals
By integrating accurate laser technology into a network of scanning instruments, complex surfaces can be mapped accurately.
The system makes use of remote monitoring and data processing services to guarantee data integrity to the level needed for confident stock management and precise auditing

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