(Lincoln, Nebraska—July 30, 2015) BinMaster of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and Eye-Grain of Denmark have announced their strategic alliance that will bring a new line of temperature, moisture and CO2 sensors to the North and South American grain storage markets. BinMaster will be manufacturing and marketing the revolutionary Crop-Protector™ line of sensor systems for monitoring stored grain under this exclusive agreement. This builds on the success of the Crop-Protector™ line of products in Europe, Africa, and Asia sold under the iGRAIN brand name in international markets.
Crop-Protector™ solutions include state-of-the-art digital temperature and moisture monitoring cables for installation in bins and silos that are highly accurate and have a long service life. Portable sensor lances with handheld readouts are a cost-effective solution for monitoring flat storage, piles or occasional temperature data sampling. The Crop-Protector™ CO2 sensor developed in 2009 was the first product of its kind on the market. Now in its third generation, it is a fast-growing new technology that detects carbon dioxide, which is an indication of undesirable biologic activity and infestation in stored grain. The Crop-Protector™ line also includes an advanced, easy-to-use Aeration Control System that includes rugged, professional weather stations required for accurate ambient weather information. The Dash Board Manager software can be operated on-site or via Cloud-based software and is designed to keep crops in optimum condition.
“Crop-Protector™ grain conditioning systems are already proven in grain storage facilities in many international markets,” according to Peer Hansen, biochemist and director of marketing and sales for Eye-Grain. “BinMaster’s ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing and experienced staff will ensure that grain facilities get top quality products and personal service in the North and South American markets.” The innovations created by Peer Hansen and the current Eye-Grain products have served the post-harvest grain storage industry from farm level to major industrial customers worldwide since 2003.
The Crop-Protector™ monitoring and control solutions will be offered by BinMaster as complete systems including communication hubs, wall-mounted touch screens, and software for a turnkey solution with continuous monitoring of stored grain conditions, automated alerts, and other options. “Temperature and moisture monitoring systems are a perfect complement to BinMaster’s line of level controls and inventory monitoring systems,” stated Scott McLain, CEO of BinMaster. “Eye-Grain delivers the quality and innovation customers expect from BinMaster.”