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Using 3D level sensors to address the toughest grain storage challenges

Milling and Grain

April 2018

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. 

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Grain Bin Innovation Could Save Lives

Nebraska Farmer

June 2017

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. 

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From Superman to Lasers

International Cement Review

March 2017

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. 

Chemical Processing
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Get Data Where and When You Need It

Chemical Processing eHandbook

July 2016

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. 

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Select the Correct Non-Contact Sensor

Chemical Processing

July 2017

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. 

Food Processing
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Can't Touch This! Non-Contact Level Sensors

Food Processing

April 2017

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.

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Detect the Tiniest Trickle of Flow to Prevent Cross Contamination or Comply with FSMA

Powder and Bulk Engineering

May 2017

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.

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Turn Up the Volume

Food Processing Plant Design e-Handbook

September 2016

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.

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BinMaster Supplier Q&A

Grain Journal

December 2017

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.

Plastics
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Managing Resin Inventory

IPP&T

October 2017

“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. 

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Select the Correct Non-Contact Sensor

Chemical Processing
July 2017
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.

Product Reference
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Wanted:Feed Capacity

Grain Journal

November 2017

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. 

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Syracuse Ag Service Terminal

Grain Journal 

August 2017

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. 

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Family Adds Second Mill

Grain Journal

August 2017

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. 

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Economical Storage

Grain Journal

July 2017

Wet corn tanks increase capacity for Farmer's Grain & Feed Co.'s latest expansion project at its Columbia City, Indiana elevator.