What is Momentum™?
Momentum 5 is a completely autonomous and expandable online conveyor belt photoanalysis system for measuring real-time particle size distribution of unconsolidated material without disrupting production. Up to 6 camera locations can be connected to a single workstation giving a complete picture of fragmentation.
This technology is highly configurable and performs well in harsh industrial environments for process automation, historical reference or direct control. Our internal components operate down to -40 degrees Celsius.
This conveyor belt photoanalysis system can measure particle size, shape, volume and colour on LHD, HD and railcar vehicles in real-time as well as optimize SAG throughput, evaluate crusher performance and detect broken screens.
Monitor, measure and manage material on conveyor belts!
How it Works
When material is present, the camera acquires image samples which are sent to the workstation. Proprietary edge detection is used to render a polygon network around each particle to instantly generate material specifications such as size distribution, uniformity, shape and more in real-time.
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Read how one WipWare client used particle size data as part of an optimization project that successfully integrated a crusher gap controller into a multi-variable fuzzy logic SAG mill controller.
“WipWare’s Momentum system is a vital piece of equipment for us. It is tied to the SAG advanced control strategy (MPC), helping us determine the incoming %Fines which we use to compensate with fresh feed in order to avoid SAG over/under loads (which would throw us out of the maximum efficiency grinding point).” “Also, it has helped us determine on-line the F80, which has become a critical parameter to measure both the effectiveness of the blasting and crushing stages and the expected performance of the SAG mills.” “It is also part of several models we’ve implemented to determine a “grinding index”, Throughput predictor, a virtual P80 for the ball milling, etc. Recently, with new added cameras, it is being used to measure the performance of our pebbles crushing plants.It is also used as the “exchange currency” between the Mine and the Grinding Plant as it measures the quality and distribution of the ore being sent to the Plant. Plant and Metallurgical staff use WipWare’s technology a lot for all kind of production analysis, cross-referencing with hardness indexes, process KPI’s, etc.”
Daniel Silva, Control Engineer
Antofagasta Minerals, Los Pelambres, Chile
The canopy assembly is used to isolate the conveyor belt images from shadows that may occur from overhead sun rays. The canopy frame is made of aluminum Kee Klamps, along with 1’’ schedule 40 aluminum pipe for moisture rich, acidic, and alkaline environments and is adjustable to fit 4’ to 8’ conveyor belt widths. The canopy material is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ that will provide sunlight restraint to allow the user maximum Solo imaging capabilities.