Flowmeter for grain in flow 352

Flowmeter for grain in flow 352
Flowmeter for grain in flow  352

Brief description

Grain flow sensor "A 352" is designed to measure the amount of grain per unit time passing through the dampening section of flour mills and ensuring optimum production cycle of grain dampening before milling as a part of the automated grain dampening system or autonomously.
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  • Normal conditions of using grain flow sensor are:
    ambient temperature, °0 - 45
    relative air humidity, %

    65 ± 15

    atmospheric pressure, mm Hg760 30
    power supply frequency, Hz50 0.5
    power supply voltage, V

    220 22

  • Technical characteristics
    Measuring range of grain flow, t/h (tons per hour) 0 - 16
    Measurement accuracy, % ±1
    Measurement mode continous
    Communication interface RS232, RS485
    Weight, kg10
    Overall dimension, mm385295395
    Power consumption, W 10

    The principle of operation of the grain flow sensor based on the measurement, using tensometrical converter, the pressure of grain flow on the vane. The strength of this pressure is proportional to the number of grains passing through the sensor.

    Functionally, the grain flow sensor consists of a measuring mine with installed in it working and guide vane, and block of electronics.

    Rotor vane attached to the tensometrical sensor. Guide vane is set to eliminate the influence of the kinetic pressure component of grain that drops from a height. The signal from the tensometrical sensor is transferred to an electronic unit via a cable connection. Through this cable the power to the tensometrical sensor is supplied. The signal from the tensometrical sensor, after amplifying in the measuring amplifier, is transmitted to the ADC, that is in the microprocessor. Microprocessor is measuring the signal from the tensometrical sensor and by the results of measurements, the grain flow is calculated . To eliminate the effect of temperature on the tensometrical sensor's measurement accuracy, the temperature is controled and the amendment is added to the result of the calculation. The calculated value of the grain flow stored in the microprocessor memory and can be read by the command from controller of dampening system. For this measuring is equipped with a digital RS232 communication port and galvanically isolated RS485 communication port.