Material Volume Scanner
The Material Volume Scanner (MVS) utilizes eye-safe scanning range-finding lasers to measure the profile or volume of material loaded into a container. MVS provides reliable volume measurements of bulk material, fiber/mulch in particular, being transported in open top trailers. Combined with a weight measurement, the computed density of the material about to be received can be used to reject or adjust price of shipment for excessive water content.
Along-container sampling is achieved by either 1) scanning the laser scanner unit with a Servo motor for stationary containers or 2) moving the container under the laser scanner unit at constant speeds less than 10 MPH. The presence of fog is sensed and reported accordingly.
MVS information and images can be integrated into a customer's billing system. Automated Equipment Identification systems can also be integrated allowing for automated recognition of specific containers or trailers.