Flour is not a straightforward product to handle, especially when a suitable sensor solution is required to monitor the automated filling process into paper bags in extremely dusty and explosive environments.
In a wheat and rye mill in Saarland, Germany, flour sacks, among other things, are filled in an automated manner. The filling process must be absolutely reliable to ensure that no flour is ejected into the machinery and equipment in the immediate vicinity. For this reason, a sensor solution is to monitor the process and ensure that the paper sack with a capacity of 50 kilograms is completely drawn via a filling spout.
The complete application report can be found in the PDF file below.