In Ma-estro’s world, sensor technology plays a major role. For about a year already, measurement technology from VEGA has been involved in the monitoring and optimization of the crushing machines. A total of 50 instruments are being used for this, including VEGASON
61, 62, 63, VEGAPULS 69
and VEGABAR 82
. Most of them are level sensors. VEGA radar technology is used to measure material in crushers and mills, but it also warns of screen clogging and measures the level of water used for washing the material. Other examples are the VEGA sensors located at the opening of the press to control the level in the machine, on the conveyor belts to measure the load and in the storage containers to measure the quantity of the end product.
Ma-estro had previously used sensors from other manufacturers for these tasks. However, these had to be integrated, at great expense, into the existing automation systems. Dust, residual material and moisture cause a lot of interfering reflections. It was a set of circumstances that caused considerable problems for the previously used sensors and thus led to inaccurate measurement.