Blockage detection by ProGap STransportation of minerals Application
In the extraction or processing of natural stones those stones (basalt and lava) in different sizes are transported to a first screening by a conveyor belt.
In some cases the screen may occasionally become blocked. As soon as the screen is clogged, the stones jam in the feed chute.
If this blockage reaches the previous belt, it might be damaged.
The common consequences: costly and time-consuming production downtimes.
Costumer: Mineral company
Material: Stones (basalt and lava)
Installation: Feeding chute behind conveyor belt
Function: Protection of conveyor belt
The ProGap S with filling-signal-suppresion is a universal and flexible sensor for level detection, based on proven microwave technology.
In this application the ProGap S is used to detect the dumming of the stones in the discharge chute after the conveyor belt.
Upon reaching a critical level monitored by the ProGap S, the transportation