The Model 500 Density Meter measures the weight of bulk material as it travels on a conveyor belt.
The measuring portion of the device, which consists of a source and detector assembly, is mounted across a conveyor belt on the existing belt structure. The detector is connected to an electronics enclosure housing an industrial computer which processes the detector signals and displays the measured results to the operator.
The instrument generates weight measurements every three seconds and averages the readings to produce values every minute. These values are made available to plant control systems through direct access to the system database or through analog outputs provided with the system.