Milling and Grain
For almost a decade, 3D level sensors have been providing highly-accurate level and volume measurement in bins, tanks, and silos. 3D scanners keep pushing the boundaries — and addressing the concerns of increasingly complex grain storage operations. This article shares a few of the newest innovations.
Innovative scanning technology uses 3D mapping to allow you to check out the landscape of your grain bin, alerting to potential storage problems and allowing you to plan safe grain removal options.
International Cement Review
Non-contact level sensors provide many benefits to the cement producer. These level measurement devices use 3D scanners, laser or radar technologies to ensure accurate monitoring of product levels. BinMaster compares the different technologies.
3D, radar and laser scanners all provide continuous level measurement but suit different applications. BinMaster's feature article in Chemical Processing's 2017 eHandbook: Be Level-Headed About Level explains.
Chemical Processing eHandbook
Today’s manufacturing operations are increasingly automated and more sophisticated. As the needs of the industry have changed, manufacturers of bin level indicators have responded with new solutions to address those demands. These solutions start by determining the sensor needs and applying the right sensor for the material and vessel. These solutions continue by deciding how to manage the data gathered. BinMaster can provide that data communication technology as well as anything from simple switches and rotaries, to advanced non-contact sensors.
For almost a decade, 3DLevelScanners have been providing highly accurate level and volume measurement in challenging materials contained in bins, tanks, and silos. The only sensor to measure and map the material surface, 3D scanners keep pushing the boundaries - and addressing the concerns of increasingly complex food operations. This article featured in Food Processing's May 2018 e-Handbook shares a few of the newest innovations.
Powder and Bulk Engineering
The affordable single-piece Flow Detect 2000 is a flow/no flow detector that houses the sensing element, power and output connections, and user adjustment controls in a single NEMA 4X enclosure. This compact sensor helps prevent cross contamination by ensuring flow has stopped before a new material is introduced into the flow stream. It is ideal for detecting flow conditions of solids and powders in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts, or bucket elevators.
Today’s most popular non-contact technologies are laser, radar, and 3D scanners. The sensor that might be best for your application is determined by a number of factors including the material being measured, the amount of dust in the environment, the size of the silo, and the desired inventory accuracy. Communications options for getting your needed data can also vary as well as the price of the sensor, its mounting, wiring, and installation costs.
Food Processing Plant Design e-Handbook
It seems for the past decade everything has been going 3D – 3D movies, 3D printers, and 3D video games. Even a level sensor now can see in 3D. What do all these 3D advances have in common? They enhance the user experience, make life more exciting, and in the case of 3D level sensors – your inventory far more accurate. Now food processors can get silo levels in 3D.
IPP&T - Industrial Process Products & Technology
Maintenance and plant management use point level sensors as an important component in controlling the production process. Used as high, low, or mid-level sensor, they can assure a continuous supply of material into a production process and prevent downtime. When used in conjunction with an alarm, such as a horn or light, they make the workplace safer by eliminating the need to climb vessels. Learn more about applications for the multitude of available point level sensors and configurations.
Grain Journal spoke recently with Scott Hudson, BinMaster executive vice president of sales and marketing, about the company’s new products and what’s hot in the industry today.
“Real-time management of expensive resins helps ensure a continuous supply of raw materials for our operation that runs 24/7,” according to Dan Hurtz, plastics manager for Garner Industries. Read how Garner found the perfect solution right under their own roof with BinMaster inventory management systems.
Using a 3D scanner level sensor is like having Superman’s X-ray vision. With its dust-penetrating technology, you can see the topography of material inside the silo using the graphical option in the software.
When busy harvests were creating a bottleneck of trucks delivering both corn and soybeans, privately-held Cooksville Grain Company took action, separating the handling of each crop and improving efficiency by constructing a 750,000 bushel soybean facility.
Destruction from a 2016 wind storm resulted in this rebuilt 700,000-bushel soybean annex at Gold-Eagle Cooperative in Renwick, Iowa featuring BinMaster SmartBob level indicators.
Exploding demand for livestock feed pushed construction of a new all-steel 3,000-tpd mill in Boyden, IA where BinMaster provides level sensors for inventory control.
To stay competitive, Midwest Farmers Cooperative set out to build a shuttle train loading terminal on the outskirts of Syracuse, NE. See how they accomplished this 2.75-million-bushel concrete and steel grain elevator with adjacent fertilizer plant when faced with space challenges.
At family-owned Doon Elevator Co., a single-location grain and feed company in Doon, IA, rapid growth in livestock numbers meant needing to expand feed production capacity. By provisioning level controls, BinMaster is proud to be part of keeping this vital grain and feed company up to speed.