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The 3D Level Scanner - Model S determines the average volume of bulk solids stored in small silos with diameters up to 4 or 5 meters (13 - 16 feet) and height up to 70 meters (230 feet). The 3D Level Scanner - Model M maps the entire surface area of practically any kind of bulk solids stored in large silos, open bins and stockpiles (up to 15 meters / 49 feet in diameter and heights of up to 70 meters / 230 feet), and generates highly accurate measurements of the level and volume of the contents.

The 3D Level Scanner - Model MV maps the entire surface area of practically any kind of bulk solids stored in large silos, open bins and stockpiles(up to 15 meters / 49 feet in diameter and heights of up to 70 meters / 230 feet), and generates highly accurate measures of the level and volume of the contents.

All models incorporate APM's proprietary non-contact dust-penetrating technology enabling it to overcome the challenges of harsh, dusty environments regardless of the type or characteristics of the material being stored. APM software provides a3D representation of the contents- including material build-up and other irregularities that form over time - for display on remote screens to facilitate timely intervention and maintenance.

  • Real Level Measurement
  • Non-Contact Dust Penetrating
  • Patented Self-Cleaning Technology
  • Works With Any Dielectric Constant
  • LCD Wizard Configuration
  • Housing & Antenna: Painted Aluminum die cast
  • Ambient, Storage, transport and process temperature: -40...85ºC (-104...185ºF)
  • Vessel pressure: 0.2...3 bar (-2.9...43.5 PSI)
  • LCD: 4 lines x 20 characters
  • Adjustment elements: 4 keys
  • Supply Voltage: 18...32 VDC
  • Power Consumption: max 1.5W @ 24VDC
  • Protection: IP67 according to IEC 60529
  • Measuring Range: 70m (230ft)
  • Beam Angle: 15 degrees
  • Frequency: 4.5 KHz
  • Reaction/Setting Time: < 5 s (dependent on the parameter adjustment)

Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner | Level Transmitters

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Low frequency acoustic waves deliver accurate volume and level measurements of bulk solids and powders.

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  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner
  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner
  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner Basic Configuration Guide
  • osemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner Installation Guide

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Product Manual Product Specs



  • Dead band is 19. 6in (0.5m) from top of antenna
  • Up to 230ft (70m) measurement range
  • Minimum bulk density of 12.5lb/ft3 (200kg/m3)
  • Process fitting thread, angle adapter
  • 2.3 to 7kHz emitting frequency
  • Polyurethane covered aluminum housing material
  • 4-20mA & RS-485 with Modbus signal output


The Rosemount 5708 series 3D solids scanner uses a multiple point measurement technology to deliver accurate volume and level measurement of bulk solids and powders regardless of material type, product characteristics, storage silo type, size, or harshness of the storage environment. The 5708L, 5708V, and 5708S models enable efficient process measurement and true inventory management of bulk solid materials used in industrial applications including:

  • Large open bins
  • Bulk solid storage rooms
  • Stockpiles and warehouses
  • Loads that randomly form over time inside silos

The device includes an integral array of three antennas that generate unique dust-penetrating low frequency acoustic waves and receive echoes from the contents. Using these antennas, the unit measures not only the time/distance of each echo, but also its direction.

Collecting multiple echoes from different directions and distances enables the scanner to accurately calculate the volume of stored material. It also enables the 3DVision software to generate the 3D visualization of the material.

The acoustic waves combined with self-cleaning capabilities prevent material from adhering to the internal workings of the antenna array, ensuring long-term reliable performance with very low maintenance requirements, regardless of harsh dusty conditions.


Spec Sheets

  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner Datasheet PDF (3.5 MB)


  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner Manual PDF (34. 1 MB)


  • Rosemount 5708 Series 3D Solids Scanner Quick Start Guide PDF (25.6 MB)
  • Instrumart's Level Application Form PDF (141 KB)


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Projector Resolution

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Scan area, mm




Working distance, m

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Accuracy, µm




3D resolution, mm




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there is

Camera resolution

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Model stitching

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Connection interface

HDMI, 2x USB 3. 0

USB 2.0 for desk

Supported OS

Windows 8.1/10/11 64bit

Rotary table

there is

Table platform diameter

32 cm

Maximum table load

60 kg

Table food


Dimensions of the scanner in the case


Scanner weight

6.5 kg

Weight of the scanner in the case

17.5 kg




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With continuous advancement in technology, the 3D scanning market boasts a wide variety of brands, device categories and price ranges. Today we will take a detailed look at the key selection criteria for an industrial 3D scanner and provide information on the characteristics and applications of various types of metrological systems.

3D metrology scanner selection criteria

When evaluating the capabilities of various 3D scanning devices, the following points play the most important role:

User side:

  • requirements for data quality, accuracy and detail;
  • usage scenarios, size of scanned objects, textures and digitization time;
  • budget.

From the manufacturer:

  • user reviews;
  • brand and services offered;
  • software and updates.

Let's compare two examples of 3D scanning systems in our range:

OptimScan 3D Metrology Scanner with Blue LED Structured Illumination

The OptimScan system is designed to digitize relatively small objects with high precision and detail: cast and forged parts, molding and foundry tooling, plastic components, fine detail products, and the like. It can be used in conjunction with collaborative robotic arms, for example, for digitizing large objects - car bodies, stamped parts, and so on. Applications include automotive and transportation, electronics, molding and foundry tooling, aerospace, and others.

FreeScan UE Handheld 3D Laser Scanner

The FreeScan UE 3D Scanner lets you capture medium to large objects, as well as work with dark and reflective surfaces. Examples include casting dies, clay models, automobile bodies, aircraft engines, large blades and vanes, and the like. Applications include automotive, rail, energy, construction and others.

Structured Illumination 3D Scanners: Precision and Detail

High-precision systems based on structured LED technology and handheld 3D laser scanners generate point clouds in different ways. The former build the cloud in separate solid frames, while the latter generate a cloud by combining and merging frames with a partial display of the object.

Structured light 3D scanning provides:

  • stable accuracy of the metrological level, in the case of 3D scanners of the OptimScan line, reaching 0.005 mm;
  • good detail.

Level of detail when digitizing with the OptimScan 3D scanner

3D handheld laser scanners: compact and versatile

Handheld 3D scanners offer the advantages of being compact and able to adapt to a wide range of materials through the use of laser emitters:

  • handheld 3D laser scanners are flexible, easy to use and fast: the FreeScan UE 3D scanner weighs only 750 grams, and it takes about ten minutes to digitize a car;
  • wide range of material compatibility: dark and reflective surfaces can be digitized without the need for frosting sprays;
  • high accuracy, in the case of FreeScan UE up to 0. 02 mm with high repeatability.

Key points for choosing between two types of metrology 3D scanners

The main thing to pay attention to is data quality requirements and working conditions.

For high demands on quality and detail, we recommend using 3D scanners with structured illumination technology. Examples:

3D scanning of small objects with high precision and detail

3D scanning on the production line with the required accuracy in the range of 0.005-0.015 mm

If compactness and versatility are in the forefront, handheld 3D scanners are worth using. Examples:

3D scanning of stationary, bulky, non-separable objects

3D scanning of dark and/or reflective surfaces without matting spray option

In general, structured light 3D scanning is best suited when there are strict requirements for accuracy and detail. When working with dark and reflective surfaces, matting sprays can be used. Handheld 3D laser scanners, on the other hand, are well suited for working in tight spaces and are highly compatible with various types of surfaces.

There is a misconception that 3D scanning systems based on structured illumination technology are not versatile enough and have too low performance. In fact, these 3D scanners demonstrate high capture speeds and good repeatability, especially when scanning objects on turntables, working with complex geometries, and even in cases where repeatability control of production batches is required.

For example, digitizing an 8 cm impeller pump using a turntable takes only about one minute.

In addition, high-precision structured light 3D scanning systems are very effective in conjunction with collaborative multi-axis robotic arms and coordinate measuring machines with automatic data processing.

3D inspection of the F-35 fighter assembly line

3D metrology scanner applications

3D scanning with structured LED illumination

Example #1: 3D scan of the bottom of the optical modem case

Example #2: 3D scanning of mobile phone components

Example #3: Digitizing thin walls with a minimum thickness of 0. 16 mm

Example #4: Digitizing a 6 mm part

Example #5: Digitizing a form with the required accuracy of 0.03 mm

3D handheld scanner applications

Example #1: 3D scan of an aircraft engine

Example #2: 3D scanning of cast metal parts

Example #3: 3D scan of a reflective mold die


We hope that we have been able to provide useful information for the selection of the most suitable equipment. To summarize: