Climbing ladders to check bin levels is stressful. Repeatedly checking to see if bins are full is tiresome. BinMaster recently unveiled a new sensor to solve these common issues.
The BM-25 bin level indicator provides a new way to manage materials in bins or silos. It alerts operators to high or low levels or when chutes or conveyors are clogged. It is a simple and convenient way to stop overflowing product or wasting valuable material in the bottom of a bin.BinMaster eliminates the need to stop and ask, “Is a bin full yet?”
Ideal for bins and silos, the BM-25’s simple mechanism activates a sensitive micro-switch to indicate when material reaches the level of the switch in the bin. The pressure switch alerts when it senses high or low levels.
Typically, it is wired to a light, horn, or alarm panel. The switch has a silicone diaphragm and is enclosed in a nylon housing, designed to increase durability. There are models to mount internally or externally.
Its corrosion-free polymer construction is perfect for ag cooperatives or any business storing dry bulk solids. It provides monitoring levels of material like corn, soy, wheat, milo, wood, plastic, crops, rice, powders, landscaping materials, and aggressive chemicals like fertilizer pellets.
The BM-25’s goal is to answer the long-asked question, “is it full yet,” with an affordable and convenient solution. Farmers and ag workers are now safer, by eliminating repeated climbing to measure material. The BM-25 Diaphragm switch takes the guesswork out of material management and is a better way to utilize manpower.
A Midwest grain elevator, operations manager says “This high-level switch is a real time saver. We don’t need to keep checking to see if the bins are full. No more overflow, no wasted product, and no more asking if its full!”
Inventory management at milling and grain storage facilities used to mean climbing bins and taking manual measurements with a tape measure, writing down measurements, and transferring them to a spreadsheet. Grain inventory today can be a highly automated process where a level sensor replaces climbing bins and cloud-based software applications replace spreadsheets.
Milling and Grain
Imagine your job did not involve climbing feed bins, guesswork, or inventory shortages. Instead, each day you stayed safe; inventory was convenient, accurate, and reliable.
That is what level sensors and software can do for you—both easily and affordably.
Milling and Grain
Grain industry considerations for level sensors that can provide cloud-based connections and accurately measure silo and bin contents.
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Milling and Grain
It is time to put an end to climbing bins. Knowing the volume and value of what is stored in grain bins is surprisingly simple and inexpensive. Installing a solution that measures grain bin levels automatically and lets you access inventory from your phone or computer can improve inventory accuracy, save time, and keep employees safe from the perils of climbing bins.
Tight supply chains and driver shortages are making real-time inventory management at cement plants critical to prevent material shortages and downtime. Labour shortages are impacting staffing in most positions in the plant; there is no one with time available to climb silos and take manual measurements. Instead, both level sensors and CementView® Cloud-based software, designed for the cement industry with a specialised ‘truckloads’ feature, are helping cement plants manage dispatch, drivers, orders, and deliveries.
International Cement Review
Danger lurks on top, in and around storage silos. In a proactive approach to keeping employees safe, a leading North American cement producer undertook a company-wide initiative to reduce risk by automating silo level measurement using a variety of level sensors to keep people firmly grounded in a culture of safety.
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.
Australian Bulk Handling Review
November / December 2018
In 2009, 3D scanner technology started a revolution in precise inventory management. Their evolution continues to address the unique needs of industry as the worlds of sensor hardware and software intersect with new solutions.
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.
It takes just five basic components to design an inventory system for managing solids, powders, or liquids stored in bins, tanks, silos, and other storage vessels.
Learn how 3D scanner level sensing technology is changing the landscape for inventory management in silos. This article in Process Industry Informer provides information on how the technology works, why it excels in providing volume accuracy, and the different models available.
Los entornos de trabajo acelerados impulsan la necesidad de datos precisos en tiempo real. Los fabricantes de sensores y los desarrolladores de software han trabajado rigurosamente para crear soluciones nuevas e innovadoras.
Fast-paced work environments are driving the need for accurate, real-time data. Sensor manufacturers and software developers have been rigorously working to create new and innovative solutions. Is your operation seeking ways to more efficiently monitor inventory? Check out these popular trends.
This company profile explores BinMaster's rich history manufacturing level sensors for bins, silos, tanks, and other storage vessels and discusses the company's offerings today with Scott Hudson, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Plastics Business 2021
Imagine your job didn’t involve climbing silos, guesswork, or inventory shortages. Instead, each day you stayed safe; inventory was convenient, accurate, and reliable. That’s what level sensors and software can do for your plant—both easily and affordably.
“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.
Privately-owned Valley Feed & Seed has been making feed, mainly for swine with some cattle feed (less than 10%), since the 1960s on a hillside overlooking the town of Rock Valley in far northwest Iowa.
With 2 million bushels of storage, the CHS rail terminal in Yuma, CO, had plenty of storage space – but not quite enough.
A merger in 2019 between two north central North Dakota cooperatives resulted in the need to add a million bushels of upright concrete storage at the new cooperative’s headquarters and rail
terminal to handle the additional volume of grain.
As Bay State Milling Company rolls out its new HealthSense® high-fiber flour products, derived from a group of highfiber wheat varieties, the privately-held company needed a
place to store those varieties to preserve their identity.
TOPFLIGHT GRAIN CO. completes two separate projects using two separate contractors at country elevator in central Illinois.
Milling and Grain
BinMaster’s new line of compact non-contact radar aka ‘CNCR’ level sensors puts 80 GHz of precision to work measuring simple and aggressive liquids. These sensors set up simply using bluetooth and the wireless device configurator app loaded on a smartphone or tablet. The app can also be used to diagnose and change display parameters once the sensor is installed from up to 25 metres away.