Stable Micro Systems’ Volscan laser-based profiler automatically measures the volume of bread. It works by mounting the loaf at each end; software records parameters including flour weight, bread type and shape. Bread is automatically weighed, and a laser measures the contours of the product at given intervals while it rotates.  The non-contact assessment results can be obtained in under 60 seconds. Bread volume, length, maximum width, maximum height, height of the maximum width and width of the maximum height measurements are instantly archived, and the volume yield of the bread is calculated.  The data may be viewed in 2-D or 3-D to allow visual comparisons with previously archived measurements.

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