Measuring the mass flow rate of sugar beets or cane

Therefore, the amount of sugar beets or sugar cane is measured as it enters the production site. Typically, a radiometric belt weigher is installed prior to the washing plants. This measures the mass flow of the sugar beets / sugar cane very reliably by using non-contacting, non-intrusive radiometric technology. A further application is found directly after unloading of the beets or cane to control the amount of delivered products. When compared to conventional belt scales the radiometric system offered by Berthold has proven to be a superior long-term solution with no need for re-calibration or maintenance.

Customer benefits

  • Improved control on the amount of beets or cane entering the process
  • Optimum control of beet delivery
  • Lowest cost of ownership



  • Non-contacting measurement
  • Not affected by varying belt tension, vibrations, bumps etc.
  • No moving parts
  • Easy to install on existing conveyors
  • Stable and repeatable measurement, without the need for re-calibration
  • Maintenance-free


Measurement solutions for the sugar industry Industry brochure

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Bulk flow and throughput measurement Product brochure

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Berthold's Measurement Solution

DuoSeries LB 472

The LB 472 bulk measurement system for the precise measurement of solid material mass flow on all types of conveyors.