Train sampler

Take samples directly from train wagons

Automated Q-Robot sampler robot takes a reliable and representative sample of each incoming load quickly before unloading them from a train. The sampling works seamlessly with all kinds of crushed and solid materials. Q-Robot can also be integrated, for example, with the unloading device following the sampler.

The robot drills several samples from different points and depths randomly, and combines them into a representative sample of the whole load or wagon. The robot always complies with the requirements of the industry in question. In power plant industry, for instance, Q-Robot follows standards EN ISO 18135 and EN ISO 14780, which regulate the sampling as well as handling the samples of solid biofuels.

The samples taken can be analysed immediately on site with instantaneous measuring equipment, or they can be taken into a laboratory for further analysis. Q-Robot has improved considerably the accuracy of moisture data, which has helped our customers to improve their efficiency. This has resulted, for example, in 2–8 % smaller error in power plants’ efficiency calculations.

Advantages

representative samples of each wagon

minimizes the error that sampling causes in quality determination

automated, random sampling series

faster sampling

improved occupational safety

operates with all solid and granular materials

as an independent unit, Q-Robot can be located in a logistically optimal spot such as right before unloading point.

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