We have introduced a new innovation to the market, an integrated moisture measurement device in the Q-Robot sampler, which measures the moisture content of the load even before unloading. This enhanced Q-Robot is referred to as Q-Robot M. The moisture data is so precise that it can be used as a basis for billing, and the measurement result is ready within seconds after sampling. The device measures samples one by one as the Q-Robot collects them from the load.
Q-Robot M combines three different technologies to ensure accuracy in the results: electronic impedance spectroscopy, acoustic emission, and machine learning. In addition to moisture measurement, the integrated acoustic emission sensors in the device can also identify the quality of the wood fuel during sampling. The measurement analyzes the vibration produced by the material as it hits the walls of the collection tube; different materials generate different vibrations. The device is trained and calibrated for the desired identifiable materials.
The first Q-Robot M has been delivered to Fjernvärme Fyn in Odense, Denmark. There, our equipment automatically measures the humidity of around 70 trucks per day.