The CropScan 3000S On Silo Analyser is designed to measure protein, moisture and oil in grains and oils seeds flowing through an auger, off a conveyor belt or in a pneumatic pump. The system consists of a NIR Spectrometer housed in a environmental enclosure, a Touch Screen PC, a large format Digital Display, Remote Sampling Head and Fiber Optic Cable.
The CropScan 3000S is designed to trap a sample of grain as it flows past the Remote Sampling Head where a portion of the grain falls into it. NIR light is passed through the grains and then collected by a fiber optic cable that sends the light back to the NIR spectrometer. The grains drop out of the Remote Sampling Head back into the flowing grain stream or off to a collection bin where a running average sample can be collected. The process is then repeated approximately every 7-12 seconds. A PC using a touch screen interface controls the Remote Sampling Head and NIR spectrometer. The PC computes the protein, moisture and oil data and sends it the data to the internet or to another PC using a wireless modem or an Ethernet cable. The data can be monitored using a PC, tablet or smart phone.