The INADCO Densimeter is a bulk density meter that consist of 3 major parts. A measuring module and a motor module. Both attached to a sub-frame.

The sampler module is an electronic driven shovel that rotates trough a falling product stream and in that way collecting a small sample of product.
The measuring module consist of a cylinder with the same volume as the cylinder used in the manual EN12580 method. The measuring cylinder is mounted on a weighing cell.

With adjustable scoop rotation, the sampler takes samples from a vertical product flow. The shovel shall bring the collected sample toward the measuring cylinder where it will be obstructed so it shall fall in the measuring cylinder with zero vertical velocity as a starting speed. The sample taking will be repeated until the measuring cylinder is completely filled. The sample taking will pause and after the calculation of the Bulk Density the shovel shall rotate over the measuring cylinder to open the bottom. All the collected sample will slide out the cylinder back into the main product stream. The shovel shall rotate back closing the bottom and starts again with the sampling. The time consumption of the sampling, calculation and emptying is around 60 seconds resulting in a measurement every 3-5 m³ of product. A much higher rate compared to the manual method.