A new, compact, medium-resolution, belt speed sensor from the Siemens Industry Automation Division is suitable for any industrial application with belt-driven conveyor pulleys, for example in the primary industry. The lightweight, yet durable Sitrans WS100 is suitable in applications from -40 to +110 degrees Celsius (-40 to 164 degrees Fahrenheit). Typical applications include the mineral processing industry, in particular quarries or cement plants, with belt speeds up to 2 meters per second (392 feet per minute). The new sensor monitors the belt speed for input to an integrator, which calculates flow rate, total weight, belt load, and speed of bulk materials. Sitrans WS100 can be combined with a Milltronics BW100 or BW500 integrator or Siwarex …