Continental radar-based monitoring system
By Maryam Farag
Continental has launched Conti Load Sense monitoring system, which is based on 2D radar technology and measures the material flow on the conveyor belt.
Due to the volume measurement of the Conti Load Sense radar-based monitoring system, gravel plant operators are able to use the deep grab more efficiently.
This increases the output by up to 100,000 tons per year. Conti Load Sense can be connected to the Conti Cloud. This means that the recorded data can be processed in a visually appealing way for the end customer via a web service or the Conti+ online service portal and the associated Conti+ app.
Using 2D radar (radio detection and ranging) and ultrasonic technologies, the system scans the material and conveyor belt from different angles to determine the position of the load and the belt. This calculates the volume of material being conveyed.
Based on this information, operators of stone, sand or gravel quarries can measurably increase their productivity. The radar sensor requires less maintenance and is less sensitive to external influences like dust, rain and vibrations, which could negatively affect the measurement results.